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 Post subject: Identification
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:14 pm 
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Where are all the places on an 1980 Sprint you will find identification numbers.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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I'm no expert on the later cars but I believe the VIN number is stamped on the boot aperture on the rear screen end not the lock end, also on the plate in the engine bay. I'm sure someone more learned will be along shortly to confirm / correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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I'm no expert on the later cars but I believe the VIN number is stamped on the boot aperture on the rear screen end not the lock end, also on the plate in the engine bay. I'm sure someone more learned will be along shortly to confirm / correct.

Len
I heard that too but trying to work out exactly where you mean at the rear screen end.

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Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe at Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield on 30th September 1980


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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Open the boot, and look in the trough of the boot aperture below the rear window

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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Yes you're right - unfortunately it's a sticker so is warn as you'd expect after 37 yrs, I wonder is there anyone who could remake it. Would like to have one to put back on after the respray.

Where's the engine number on a Sprint engine.

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1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k miles - ownership by 2 family members since new.

Reg No: RNK 957W

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe at Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield on 30th September 1980


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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It's not a sticker your after, I've seen James's Sprint markings, and they are about 1/2" engraved/embossed lettering.

I'm sure there's a picture in his thread.

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It's not a sticker your after, I've seen James's Sprint markings, and they are about 1/2" engraved/embossed lettering.

I'm sure there's a picture in his thread.
Would like to see that, wonder if I remove this faded yellow sort of laminated sticker what will I find???

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1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k miles - ownership by 2 family members since new.

Reg No: RNK 957W

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe at Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield on 30th September 1980


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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If you car has the newer style VIN (11 digits, not the VA***DLO number) it will have the number stamped into the boot channel.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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It's not a sticker your after, I've seen James's Sprint markings, and they are about 1/2" engraved/embossed lettering.

I'm sure there's a picture in his thread.
Would like to see that, wonder if I remove this faded yellow sort of laminated sticker what will I find???
Look from inside the boot, underneath the number and you might well find that they can be read. When stamped at the factory, it breaks what little paint is there and quietly rusts!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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It's not a sticker your after, I've seen James's Sprint markings, and they are about 1/2" engraved/embossed lettering.

I'm sure there's a picture in his thread.
Would like to see that, wonder if I remove this faded yellow sort of laminated sticker what will I find???
Look from inside the boot, underneath the number and you might well find that they can be read. When stamped at the factory, it breaks what little paint is there and quietly rusts!
Yes, you're right - it is stamped - I cleaned it up and the number is visible on the top too.

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TDC Membership No: 2017092

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k miles - ownership by 2 family members since new.

Reg No: RNK 957W

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe at Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield on 30th September 1980


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