A Note On Chassis Numbers

How we know the DVLA are wrong but never got round to doing anything about it!

The point of this table is that we know the DVLA figures on the numbers of Zs and ZXs in the UK are wrong. To get them right, we need to do an analysis based on Chassis Numbers - or at least the first few digits. Thanks to Mike Feeney and the info on Andy Pingram's pages, we've got a pretty good list.

Please note the following table is not definitive - just best info we have at the moment. Any corrections gratefully received.

chassisnos.xls  v3 10 Apr 02     Note 2 seater coupe 2+2 fixed 2+2 targa 2+2 Convertible
240Z 1969-1973 UK    2, 3 HS30        
240Z 1969-1973 LHD    2, 3 HLS30        
260Z 1973-1978 UK    2, 3 RS30 GRS30      
260Z 1973-1978 LHD    2, 3 RLS30 GRLS30      
280ZX  UK      2, 3 HS130 HGS130 KHGS130    
280ZX  LHD      2, 3 HLS130 HGLS130 KHGLS130    
300ZX 1984-1989 UK N/A 2, 3, 4       HGZ31  
300ZX 1989-1999 import N/A 2, 4 Z32     GZ32  
300ZXTT 1989-1999 import TT 2, 4 CZ32     GCZ32 HZ32
300ZXTT 1990-1994 UK    2     RGZ32    
300ZXTT  USA LHD N/A 2, 4 RZ24     RZ26 RZ27
300ZXTT  USA LHD TT 2, 4 CZ24     CZ26  
Note 1: main source is MJP Auto www.mjpauto.com - many thanks
Note 2: auto vs manual is in DVLA Model code
Note 3: turbo vs n/a is in DVLA Model code
Note 4: targe vs fixed head is in DVLA Model code
Note 5: there are an awful lot of Japanese specs which are very rare / non-existent in the UK. This list is only intended to cover models actually here in the UK (UK spec or imported from wherever)

Below is today's (22 Apr 02) summary of the responses received from forum members responding to this thread. The interesting point is that nearly 2/3rds are imports. Maybe Nissan Motor GB Ltd should take better care of import owners.

GCZ32 import 80 - 99 tt 2+2 12 43%
RGZ32 UK 90 - 94 tt 2+2 10 36%
CZ32 import 89 - 99 tt 2 str 3 11%
RZ26 US na 2+2 1 4%
CZ24 US tt 2 str 1 4%
HZ32 import 89 - 99 na conv 1 4%
total 28
import 18 64%
uk 10 36%