VIN Plates

The VIN Plate contains all the information about a car’s production. All Metros have VIN numbers with an eleven letters and six numbers following. Before February 1981, the world marque identifier (SAX) could be missing.

The VIN decoders below break down the VIN numbers to reveal a lot about the production of a vehicle.

VIN Decoders

 

1980 – 1984

MK1-VIN

The serial number gives the build number of the vehicle.
XB….BD: 1980-81 went from 100001 to approx 123314
XB….BD: 1981-82 went from 300000 to 698721 (494000 at start of 1982)
XB….BD: 1982-1983 went from 800000 to approx 951399 (1983 models)
XB….CD: 1983-1984 went from 010000 to approx 145952 (1984 models)
XF….AD: 1984-85 went from 400001 to approx 606689 (1985 models)
XF….AD: 1985-87 went from 610000 to approx 885570 (1986 and 1987 models)
XF….BD: 1987-90 went from 500000 to approx 943999 (1988, 1989 and 1990 models)
XP….AD: 1990-98 100001 onwards.
XRWNP7AD: 570001 to 570200 are the 6R4.
1985 – 1990

MK2-VIN

 

To December 1992 phpK4nVbiAM

 

December 1992 on php5owr7qAM

 

December 1994 to March 1996 dec94_to_mar96

 

March 1996 to10565 mar_96_to_110565

 

110566 0n 110566_on

Glass’s Guide 1 phpMCTDR5AM

Glass’s Guide 2 phpTDcMsYAM

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