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Bellett model updates & corresponding chassis numbers 
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PR91 wrote:
the PR60 1800 appeared in Oct '71, and for whatever reason were sold side by side.
a PR50 should be a 1600, and a PR60 is an 1800.
the PR50 and PR60 were the last Belletts, and the wound up in Oct '73.


Brett, do you have info on PR60 chassis numbers re posisble dates of manufacture etc ?

The PR60 i bought is claimed to be October 1972. VIN "PR60-4141xxx"

Other one is PR60-4137xxx but don't know date of this one. Any ideas ? I think maybe 1971 by the lower number?

How many Sport models were actuall made each year ?

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I've just changed this to a 'sticky' topic (not you, Stickman) because it's an interesting one and I just spent a bloody hour looking for it so I could get my own chassis numbers for the Bay to Birdwood Classic form I was filling out. Hint hint peoples!!

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super7 wrote:
Hi Guys

Can anyone help me shed some light on what model this engine is from?

G161-304450

Thanks

Ok, so this question is almost 4 years old........... but I haven't looked at this thread for a while.
In my shed is a spare block with the number G161-304452, just 2 newer! Looks as though it was produced in late 1967, well before the first Florian sold in Dec '68. So it would be a GT motor I reckon, and it seems many GTs are close in number, so their cars would have been on the boat together.

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I've very recently been given a stack of Bellett and Wasp documentation, inc some brand new Wasp workshop service posters (they're huge, and very awesome!), as well as a few Bellett service books.

Interesting fact that has come out of the Bellett books is that while the chassis' were built and sent down the line in consecutive number order (the actual service books are numbered and are also consecutive with the chassis number listed inside), the engine's were fitted at random..... I assume they were just put on a shelf and grabbed as needed.

The books I have been given are for chassis numbers 4106049 and 4106054.... 5 chassis apart. What then raised my eyebrows further was that a car I currently own is 4106050..... right in the middle, and the very next car after 049.
As I also have the books from 050, and they confirm that the engine in it today is original (which I knew it was anyway), so this sequence is as follows:
chassis 4106049, engine 405742.
chassis 4106050, engine 405722.
chassis 4106054, engine 405739.
so what we have here is car 049 with engine 742, but the very next car has an engine 20 numbers fewer, and a car 4 later again with an engine 17 numbers higher but still 3 fewer than where we started!

Hope this helps de mystify the theories, and confirm others.

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OK, that makes good sense. Motors could be stockpiled so they didn't slow the production line, just like any other part.
Amazing how many close numbered GTs there are.
Cheers, Matt.

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Similar to the Morris Minors a few of those have been compared on the forum close together number wise but engine numbers miles out.


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