Asked by Mar 15, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Question type: General

is there any way of telling what year my morris minor 1000 was manufactured. the rego papers say 1965 but the previous owner thinks it is 1957.the plate under the hood only tells engine no, car no and original colour.

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have you tried running a trace via the VIN number?

There is a couple of easy ways to tell providing the car has not had things changed. How do the wipers go? If they are what referred to as clap hands then it would be 1957. Does it have Trafficators? these were instead of flashing indicators. If so this would also make it 1957 What power is the engine? If it has 950 stamped in to the engine block on the bottom right hand side above the sump it could mean its 1957. If it has none of the above it would probably mean its 1965 The wipers will go the same way, the indicators will be incorporated in the front wing with the side lights. Finally there will be a plate showing 1100 in the same area as the 950 stamping in the block. Hope this helps as it was a while ago you asked this question.

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