Build plate information

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Build plate information

Postby spike10000 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:08 am

A message to my fellow Aussie owners!:

I am looking into the process of putting my T2 on Historic Registration, but won't actually be eligible until 2017, since my Australian compliance plate (located in the LHS door jam) is stamped as a 1987 model.

Now, for anyone that needed a hint, it is actually impossible for it to be an '87 since they stopped building these things in 1986. Added to that, mine is definitely not even an 86 since it has the regular blue interior and digital speedo. I have also seen a similar anomaly on Harreh's car (now Haemesh's) which is plated as a 1986, but is definitely a pre 85 model given its interior and cluster appointment.

So I am wondering two things; - Have any of you noticed the same with your T2's, and secondly, are there ANY other identifiers on the car which show the original build date as stamped from the factory? The original VIN is still visible on mine, with the Australian VIN riveted next to it, but I don't know if there is any original build date information stamped on the cars?

Anthraxxx, could you maybe ask the question on the Facebook page for me? Happy if you just copy&paste the relevant bits of the above.

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Re: Build plate information

Postby spike10000 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:17 am

Seems that Beast260 had something very similar:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4454&p=28362&hilit=compliance#p28362

Mine is actually called a 'HONDA DAVARO CITY' on the plate and manufactured by 'DAVARO PTY LTD'.

This is a photo I snapped from Harreh's car at the time. Again a 'Davaro' :

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Re: Build plate information

Postby Hyperblade » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:20 pm

No other plate that i'm aware of. Here in NZ they were also all over the place with the year on rego.

The easiest way to tell what year it actually was, was to check the tags on the front seat belts (not rear as they were often replaced for compliance).

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Re: Build plate information

Postby spike10000 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:10 am

Thanks for the input Hyperblade. I was starting to wonder whether I was the only one on here still !

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Re: Build plate information

Postby KiwiCatherine » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:23 pm

I have a naturally aspirated Honda City Cabrio, registered as a 1986 model, imported into NZ in 1990. However when I asked at the Honda dealer for parts and they looked up the body plate number, it comes up in their system as 1984. Maybe a dealer in Japan drove it around on dealer plates for 2 years as a demo ? who knows ? ... POINT (2) is "Davaro" an Indian assembled version ????? I know Suzuki did a deal and in India Suzuki Alto etc were assembled under licence and marketed as "Maruti". Perhaps something similar with Honda as with Suzuki ?

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Re: Build plate information

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:03 pm

Bloody hell Spike I've only just now seen your Post :p Generally I get a notification & then I just post on my page if someone sends me pics/queries etc

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Re: Build plate information

Postby spike10000 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:12 am

Bit late to the party mate! It's all a little irrelevant now anyway, as the car will be eligible for historics in a dozen days, which is why i was pissed in the first place :)

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Re: Build plate information

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:18 am

Ah well...So you talking historic racing kinda thing? Have you got a gopro mount setup yet? Also I thought you had the White t2 but your plate is on a green car? or am I losing the plot...


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