[ROVERNET - UK] 3-2000TC's for sale- mystery numbers

Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton smokeandsteam at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 02:37:25 GMT 2008

On 2/7/08, Nathan Obuch <nathanobuch at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Kent,
> What do you mean by "a 418 and an 859?"
> Are these VIN prefixes or something?

418 is the first three digit in the commission number and identifies
the car as LHD export - i.e. markets including but not limited to
North America whereas 859 is a Federal car for North America only

The reason of the overlap is that the 418 series cars continued to be
sold in other LHD markets after the Federal cars were introduced. NADA
cars were a subset of these but shared the commission numbers for
other LHD export cars.As I understand it  the NADA cars were simply
seen a unique combination of options on the basic export TC rather
than a separate model

A 418 or NADA car will have the  no side markers and no US emission
controls, whereas the 859 car would have had these from new as well as
dual braking circuits which necessitated treating this as a different
model on the assembly lines

The other Federal cars were the series II cars with commission numbers
starting in 435... these are especially rare  since there were only a
couple of hundred or so made


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