VIN # vs Serial #

Place to put all stickies after a month.

Moderators: notoptoy, garth, S Allen

cmaw
Roadster Newby
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Location: Canada
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

VIN # vs Serial #

Post by cmaw »

I would like to know if these two numbers have anything in common. I am trying to figure out what my engine # on SRL311-12933 is. Is there an historical office at Nissan that might help me?
My car had been stolen. I have the ownership and have put a notice on the Ministry of Transportation portal here in Ontario. I have been looking at every SRL311 that i can find to see if my frame shows up, because that is the number on the ownership I have.
Thanks
Craig Maw
SRL311-12933
User avatar
redroadster
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1395
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:58 am
Location: KCMO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by redroadster »

Serial number was the manuf. Supplied number to keep track of the vehicle.
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
A 17 digit number was a standardized way to I'd it ,tell the country of manuf. The first digit , 1 or N is US manuf. even if it's a Nissan ....J is Japanese manuf. And shipped over .important because of property taxes...
A roll of fender steel may be worth $1500
But stamp that into 250 quarter panels , Xs that by hundreds
One digit tells low or deluxe edition
One manual or auto trans
Last 8 is the count of production
User avatar
Pjackb
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 935
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:49 pm
Location: Montreal,Qc & Plattsburgh,NY

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by Pjackb »

cmaw wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:04 pm I would like to know if these two numbers have anything in common. I am trying to figure out what my engine # on SRL311-12933 is. Is there an historical office at Nissan that might help me?
My car had been stolen. I have the ownership and have put a notice on the Ministry of Transportation portal here in Ontario. I have been looking at every SRL311 that i can find to see if my frame shows up, because that is the number on the ownership I have.
Thanks
Craig Maw
SRL311-12933
Craig your post is a little confusing
Your vehicle has been stolen now or are you saying that you found out the car you bought is a stolen car?
User avatar
theunz
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 1810
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm
Location: Catoosa Ok.
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by theunz »

Confused here as well. However maybe this will help. SRL-12933 is a late 69 or early 70, therefore it will have a vin number plate on the left top corner of the dash and another on the cowl under the hood. The frame will be stamped on the top side and you can see it under the carburetor’s. You may have to clean it, as the stamping may be very light. The only place to find the engine number (which is on The passenger side of the block near the thermostat) Is on the plate under the hood. Finally, be aware that new blank cowl vin plates are available from several of our vendors.
Mike M

Old enough to know better, too old to remember why!


1969 2000 solex mine since 1972, under resurrection. (Finally resurrected as of spring 2019!) 1969 Porsche 911s -worth more, but not as valuable!
User avatar
datsun1500
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1231
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:24 pm

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by datsun1500 »

redroadster wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:36 pm Serial number was the manuf. Supplied number to keep track of the vehicle.
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
A 17 digit number was a standardized way to I'd it ,tell the country of manuf. The first digit , 1 or N is US manuf. even if it's a Nissan ....J is Japanese manuf. And shipped over .important because of property taxes...
A roll of fender steel may be worth $1500
But stamp that into 250 quarter panels , Xs that by hundreds
One digit tells low or deluxe edition
One manual or auto trans
Last 8 is the count of production
Only from 1982 onwards, so not relevant on our cars.
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......
cmaw
Roadster Newby
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Location: Canada
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by cmaw »

Thanks for the comments. My car had been stolen many years ago. I am still and will always look for it. I am trying to determine what the serial number for the engine is so i can continue my search. Sorry to be so confusing.
Craig
User avatar
jhayden
Site Supporter
Posts: 300
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:16 pm
Location: Tyler, TX

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by jhayden »

"U20 numbers are usually 400-500 numbers higher" (scroll down to Engine Numbers):

http://www.datsunroadster.com/INFO_PAGES/what_year.htm
User avatar
redroadster
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1395
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:58 am
Location: KCMO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by redroadster »

datsun1500 wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:18 pm
redroadster wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:36 pm Serial number was the manuf. Supplied number to keep track of the vehicle.
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
A 17 digit number was a standardized way to I'd it ,tell the country of manuf. The first digit , 1 or N is US manuf. even if it's a Nissan ....J is Japanese manuf. And shipped over .important because of property taxes...
A roll of fender steel may be worth $1500
But stamp that into 250 quarter panels , Xs that by hundreds
One digit tells low or deluxe edition
One manual or auto trans
Last 8 is the count of production
Only from 1982 onwards, so not relevant on our cars.
Yes we refered to them as full serial then , parts Dept did anyway
User avatar
theunz
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 1810
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm
Location: Catoosa Ok.
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by theunz »

The only record of your engine is going to be the cowl plate. Apparently Nissan didn’t keep as good of records as some auto companies did.
Mike M

Old enough to know better, too old to remember why!


1969 2000 solex mine since 1972, under resurrection. (Finally resurrected as of spring 2019!) 1969 Porsche 911s -worth more, but not as valuable!
cmaw
Roadster Newby
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Location: Canada
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: VIN # vs Serial #

Post by cmaw »

Thanks to all.I have the information i need.
Craig