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    How to read a Manta A chassis plate


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    What do the numbers on the chassis plate mean?

    The chassis plate is an aluminium plate and is fixed to the body by two rivets.

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    Location

    It is located on the offside front (drivers side in the UK) chassis rail in front of the brake servo and close to the exhaust manifold.

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    This page shows the information you can discover about your Manta A from it.

    Chassis number e.g. 599976542

    This is an x or xx digit number which carries three pieces of information.

    Model Code Year Code Sequential Serial Number
    59 9 976542

    The 1st & 2nd digits describe the model of the car, UK cars should be 59 which means Manta A 'L' .

    Other numbers could be 57 - Manta A USA or 58 - Manta A.

    The 3rd digit shows the approximate year of manufacture as described in the following table:

    Year Code Year Produced
    2 1970 - August 1972
    9 August 1972 - August 1973
    8 August 1973 - August 1974
    5 August 1974 - August 1975

    The remaining xx digits are a body serial number.

    So our example 599976542, is a Manta A 'L' produced between August 1972 and August 1973 of serial no. 976542

    Body Colour code & Trim code

    This is a letter followed by two groups of three digits which carry two pieces of information.

    The 1st group of three numbers tell you the paint code/colour

    2nd group of three numbers tells you the trim colour.

    This information can be summarised in the table below:

    Paint Code

    Colour

    Trim Code

    Cloth

    Colour

    Trim Code

    Vinyl

    Colour

    416

    Arctic White

    301

    311

    341

    351

    391

    Beige

    Blue

    Red

    Black

    Black

    711

    721

    741

    751

    791

    Blue

    Light Gray

    Red

    Black

    Black

    408

    Sierra Beige

    301

    341

    351

    Beige

    Red

    black

    721

    741

    751

    Light Gray

    Red

    Black

     

    446

    Citrus Yellow

    301

    351

    Beige

    Black

    751

    791

    Black

    Black

    411

    Ochre

    351

    391

    Black

    Black

    751

    791

    Black

    Black

    529

    Flame Red

    351

    391

    Black

    Black

    751

    791

    Black

    Black

    503

    Cardinal Red

    341

    351

    391

    Red

    Black

    Black

    721

    741

    751

    791

    Light Gray

    Red

    Black

    Black

    530

    Tarragona Red

     

     

     

     

    205

    Logo Blue

    311

    351

    Blue

    Black

    711

    751

    Blue

    Black

    204

    Cosmos Blue

    311

    351

    Blue

    Black

    711

    751

    791

    Blue

    Black

    Black

    134

    Granite Grey

    311

    341

    351

    Blue

    Red

    Black

    711

    741

    751

    Blue

    Black

    Black

    404

    Sahara Gold Metallic

    301

    351

    391

    Beige

    Black

    Black

    721

    751

    791

    Light Gray

    Black

    Black

    235

    Monza Blue Metallic

    311

    351

    391

    Blue

    Black

    Black

    711

    721

    751

    791

    Blue

    Light Gray

    Black

    Black

    412

    Bronze Metallic

    351

    391

    Black

    Black

    721

    751

    791

    Light Gray

    Black

    Black

    304

    Pampus Green Metallic

    301

    351

    391

    Beige

    Black

    Black

    721

    751

    791

    Light Gray

    Black

    Black

    135

    Silver Metallic

    311

    341

    351

    391

    Blue

    Red

    Black

    Black

    711

    741

    751

    791

    Blue

    Black

    Black

    Black

    420

     

    Costarica Brown

    301

    351

    451

    Beige

    Black

    Black

    721

    751

    791

    Light Gray

    Black

    Black

     

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