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fsalazar8187

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Data plate under hood
« on: September 11, 2021, 05:12:27 »
Hello everyone .
I’m in need of some help .
I’m trying to decipher my data plate under my hood on the drivers side fender .
I understand certain numbers , however I’m confused by some .
So here goes

1st line to the right reads 491 503 (why only six numbers ??)
2nd line reads 576 G - - - ( I’m aware this means the color of the car , but why the dashes for the hard top ??)
3rd line reads 113044 10 7 ( to my understanding 113 body style , 044 meaning 280 sl , 10 for it being a Manual , but what does the 7 mean ????)
4th line reads 60249 82316 ( I don’t know what the first 5 numbers mean ??? The second set of numbers is the body number which is also stamped on the hood )

I want to thank everyone that helps me out understand these Numbers !
« Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 03:33:47 by fsalazar8187 »

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Re: Data plate under hood
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 05:35:22 »
Hello everyone .
I’m in need of some help .
I’m trying to decipher my data plate under my hood on the drivers side fender .
I understand certain numbers , however I’m confused by some .
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The answers to your questions can be found here: https://www.sl113.org/wiki/DataCard/BodyandPaintNumberPlate
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Re: Data plate under hood
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 10:02:16 »
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Re: Data plate under hood
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 11:13:42 »
The dashes in the second line mean your car didn't originally come with a hard top.  If it has one now it was obtained by a previous owner somewhere.

The 7 in the third line means your car was originally a US destination car.

As mentioned, you would do well to become a member here if you plan to do anything more with your car than drive it.
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