NMP Plate

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NMP Plate

Postby myoldjalopy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:22 pm

By chance (almost) I discovered my car has an NMP plate in the engine bay floor. It was dirty but cleaned up well enough to read the number. What does the number actually mean? It is Z15491.2

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby POMMReg » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:51 am

1954 4dr?
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 am

It is indeed a four-door. First registered January 1955, so may well have been built in 1954.
So how did you decipher the 'code'?

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby POMMReg » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:55 pm

myoldjalopy wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:22 pm
By chance (almost) I discovered my car has an NMP plate in the engine bay floor. It was dirty but cleaned up well enough to read the number. What does the number actually mean? It is Z15491.2
The "Z" number is the bodyshell code, gives the rough build year/months.
BMF number narrows it to month(s)
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby myoldjalopy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:06 am

OK ..so how is it de-coded? I get '54' for year, or even '4' for 4-door in there (but not both at the same time, of course), but I don't get the significance of all the numbers....

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby POMMReg » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm

myoldjalopy wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:06 am
OK ..so how is it de-coded? I get '54' for year, or even '4' for 4-door in there (but not both at the same time, of course), but I don't get the significance of all the numbers....
Do I have your car's details?

Over 150 body codes used.
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby myoldjalopy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:57 pm

Oh, OK....I see......well, I think so. :-?

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Re: NMP Plate

Postby POMMReg » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 pm

For each bodyshell, allocated a code by NMP, differing on each varient.

This code defines age/model, if, for example it were "Z31234" it would be a 1962 Minor.

The BODY number - the set of nos. to the right - whittles the build date to within 2mths.

Believe me, it's quite a simple system.
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!


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