Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

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Re: Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

Post by ters » Tue 09 Aug 2022, 06:25

Simsy69 wrote:
Mon 08 Aug 2022, 23:28
Hi.. I'm in the UK and have just purchased a mk2 escort which has been imported from South Africa. I'm struggling to get a build date from the VIN number and wondered if you could help. the VIN number starts CX AT VM and I understand the VM denotes year and month of build but can't find what they translate to.
Any help would be much appreciated - thank you...
Welcome Simsy! What are the numbers? Don't post a pic...only the VM digits?

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Re: Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

Post by Simsy69 » Tue 09 Aug 2022, 11:53

Hi...
Numbers are VM27026...
Also, second line on VIN has the following:
Engine D
Trans N
Axle blank
Trim OL
Paint OA

Are you able to decode any of these?

Thanks in advance for any help - much appreciated...

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Re: Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

Post by ters » Wed 10 Aug 2022, 06:29

I do not unfortunately... Top right-hand corner, search "Ford VIN".... it came back with 18-page results.

Hopefully you find what you are looking for, or an expert chime in?

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Re: Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

Post by Simsy69 » Wed 10 Aug 2022, 08:14

IndianaJones wrote:
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 08:17
Year & month assembled
A = 1980
C = May

Is it very clearly an "A"?
Indiana Jones - can you help provide a build date of a mk2 escort I've bought which has been imported from SA....
My VIN starts CX AT VM27026...
Are there any official bodies, clubs or such that can provide this data in writing as I need this to request an age related UK registration.
Any help would be much appreciated...thanks.

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Re: Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

Post by IndianaJones » Wed 10 Aug 2022, 19:29

Hi Simsy

V = 1979
M = November
Engine D = 1600cc 63kW
Trans N = Floor shift 4 speed Manual
Axle blank
Trim OL 0 = Single color interior trim, L = I don’t have a “L” reference for 1979, or any other year
Paint OA 0 = Monotone, A = Raven Black (non-metallic)

8 years ago I posted the South African Escort decode info on the Ford Escort RWD & RS Owners Club of South Africa forum http://www.fordownerssa.co.za/
Since the Escort isn’t a muscle car, it seemed more appropriate, but that board seems to no longer exist.

The club however I believe are still active and have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/FERROCSA
Try contacting Roy Gouws on there, perhaps he might be able to assist with a letter. Unfortunately I don’t have any other contact info for him.

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Re: Ford Escort Mk2-2-door 1600 Sport tag interpretation

Post by Simsy69 » Wed 10 Aug 2022, 19:40

Top bloke - thanks for the info - much appreciated...

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