identifying this FE number

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FCV.66 wrote:It is almost certain to be a Super. The chassis number is seven digits following a large batch of export Cowley-built cars. They were all painted red/black. Sometimes the occasional chassis number slips through the records, so it is quite possible it is the case with this car, especially being so close to a batch of Supers and having boot-board brackets.
so the VIN is still the same for super based on the above Austin Saloon A-A2S7-228926
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I’d have thought an Austin built at Cowley would have the ‘non default factory’ suffix letter too ?

A-A2S7-228926M

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Yes, it would have on the chassis plate but the number stamped on the body would not have prefix or suffix.

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Sorry, just noticed earlier post regarding Archive details. I do have details of Supers not recorded as such in the factory ledgers. This may or may not be one, it seems to much detail is missing to be sure. But it is very close to a batch of Supers and as it has the boot-board brackets...

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FCV.66 wrote:Sorry, just noticed earlier post regarding Archive details. I do have details of Supers not recorded as such in the factory ledgers. This may or may not be one, it seems to much detail is missing to be sure. But it is very close to a batch of Supers and as it has the boot-board brackets...
you can see where the rivits were in the boot

also snap in carpets

you can where they covered over the wand opening with a piece of aluminum
remote shifter
I saw another super with remote shift

Simon says its April 1962 ,,,,

mine is a left hand drive

so I now thinks its A/A2S7LS 228926



thanks for your help
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Simon776 wrote:FE306116 is from April 1962
828926 makes no sense as a chassis number for a Morris Mini non Cooper saloon as they never got beyond 509152 for a Mk 1.
828926 which is from December 1965 doesn't look like a Cooper chassis number.
Have you a picture of the 828926 stamping?


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I think it was right hand drive , you can see the welded studs sticking out for gas pedal

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the hole is covered over for the 850 wand shift


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you can see the hole in the middle cut out , plus the push button hole for starter
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so I got some help from the british heritage

This means my VIN number is definitely A-A2S7 228906

cars A-A2S7 228905 THRU 228913 WERE FOR USA SPECIFICATIONS

so based on the only number not clear is the second last one
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"I think it was right hand drive , you can see the welded studs sticking out for gas pedal"

Jim, all MK1 and MK2 minis had those studs...RH and LHD cars

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Jim1071 wrote:This means my VIN number is definitely A-A2S7 228906
As it has a cross-member stamping, surely it must have been a Cowley (Morris factory) built Austin? Didn't think Longbridge stamped those numbers.
Also as a USA specification it would be left hand drive, so that would be indicated in the number.

For a heritage cert / chassis plate, I think the full chassis number format to use would be "A-A2S7L - 228906M"

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