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Vehicle Identification Number

Chassis VIN structure (Non-NAS)

The non-NAS Land Rover VIN is constructed from 17 characters which are grouped into sections representing an aspect of the vehicle’s identity. Select a character to see the options.

SALLDHMB75A123456

  • Manufacturer code

    Unique identifier to Land Rover

  • Models:

    LB = Series III, Stage I, Lightweight

    LD

    – To 1990 = Ninety/One Ten/127
    – To 2016 = Defender

    LH = Range Rover (Classic)

    LJ = Discovery

    LM = Range Rover (L322)

    LN = Freelander

    LP = Range Rover (P38)

    LT = Discovery 2

    LA = Discovery 3/4

    LS = Range Rover Sport

  • Class:

    A

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight = 88 inch
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = 90 Heavy Duty
    – Range Rover (Classic) = 100 inch
    – Range Rover (L322) = 2880mm wheelbase
    – Range Rover (P38) = 108 inch
    – Freelander = Freelander
    – Discovery 3/4 = Standard

    B

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight = 88 inch Lightweight
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = 110 Heavy Duty
    – Range Rover (Classic) = LSE 108 inch
    – Freelander = Freelander commercial

    C

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight = 109 inch
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = 130 Heavy Duty

    D = 109 inch

    G = 100 inch

    H = 110

    J = Japanese market

    K = 127/130

    M = Special Build

    R = 110 (24 Volt)

    S = 90 (24 Volt)

    V = 90

    W = 90 Heavy Duty

  • Bodies:

    A

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = Pick-up, soft top or hard top
    – Freelander = 3 door commercial
    – Discovery = 3 or 5 door
    – Discovery 3/4 = 4 door

    B

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight = station wagon
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = 3 door station wagon
    – Range Rover (Classic) = 2 door
    – Discovery = 3 door
    – Freelander = 5 door

    D = Commercial

    E = 2 door twin-cab

    F = 4 door crew cab pick-up (DCPU)

    H = High capacity pick-up (HCPU), with/without 4 door crew cab

    K = Armoured

    L = Soft top

    M

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight = 5 door station wagon
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = 5 door station wagon (SW)
    – Range Rover (Classic) = 5 door
    – Discovery = 5 door
    – Range Rover (L322) = 4 door
    – Range Rover (P38) = 5 door

    N = Hard top

    R

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender = Single cab pick-up
    – Range Rover (Classic) = Monteverdi Range Rover

    S = Double cab pick-up

    T = 2 door high capacity pick-up (HCPU)

    V = Crew cab high capacity pick-up

    W = 2 door chassis cab

    X = 4 door chassis cab

    Y = 4 door utility station wagon (USW)

  • Engines:

    A

    – Range Rover (L322) =
    4.4, V8, Petrol, with Cat
    – Freelander =
    1.8, 4 Cylinder, K series, High Compression, Unleaded Petrol

    B

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    2.5, 4 Cylinder, Turbo Diesel (19J Falcon)
    – Range Rover (L322) =
    4.4, V8, Petrol, without Cat
    – Freelander =
    2.0, 4 Cylinder, L series Diesel Turbo
    – Range Rover (P38) =
    4.0, V8, Low Compression, Petrol

    C

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    2.5, 4 Cylinder, Naturally Aspirated Diesel (12J NA)
    – Range Rover (L322) =
    3.0, TDV6, Diesel
    – Freelander =
    1.8, 4 Cylinder, K series, Low Compression, Unleaded Petrol

    D

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    2.5, 4 Cylinder, Petrol (17H)
    – Freelander =
    1.8, 4 Cylinder, K series, Low Compression, Leaded Petrol
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    5.0, V8, Petrol, Naturally Aspirated
    – Range Rover (P38) =
    4.6, V8, Low Compression, Petrol

    E

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    3.5, V8, Carburettor, High Compression, Petrol
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    2.4 VM Diesel
    – Freelander =
    2.0, 4 Cylinder, BMW M47 (Td4) diesel
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    5.0, V8, Petrol, Supercharged

    F

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =

    — To 1994: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 200Tdi (Gemini), Diesel

    — To 2006: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 300Tdi, Diesel, without EGR/Cat, 11L or 16L

    – Discovery 3/4 =

    — To 2009: 3.6, TDV6, Diesel

    G

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    2.25, Diesel
    – Freelander =
    2.5, V6, KV6 Series, Unleaded Petrol
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    3.6, TDV6, Diesel, with DPF

    H

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    2.25, Petrol
    – Freelander =
    2.5, V6, KV6 Series, Leaded Petrol

    J

    – Range Rover (P38) =
    4.6, V8, High Compression, Petrol
    – Freelander =
    2.5, V6, KV6 Series, Ethanol

    L = 3.5, V8, EFi, Petrol

    M = 3.9, V8, Injection, Petrol

    N

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    2.4 Tdci, 24V Military Euro spec (EU4)
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    2.5, 4 Cylinder, VM Diesel

    P

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    2.2 Tdci, Euro spec (EU5)
    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    2.6, 6 Cylinder, Inlet over Exhaust (IOE), Petrol

    R = 2.2 Tdci ROW, (non EU5)

    S = 2.4 Tdci, Euro spec (EU4)

    T = 2.4 Tdci ROW, (EU2)

    V = 3.5, V8 Carburettor, Low Compression, Petrol

    W

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =

    — To 2000: 2.5, 6 Cylinder, BMW Diesel M52

    — To 2016: 2.4 Tdci, 24V Military ROW spec (EU2)

    Y = 2.0, 4 Cylinder, MPi, Petrol (T16)

    Z = 3.9, Isuzu Diesel

    1

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4.0, V8, EFi, Low Compression, Petrol, with Cat
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    2.7, TDV6, Diesel

    2

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4.0, V8, EFi, High Compression, Petrol, with Cat
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    3.6, TDV8, Diesel

    3

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4.2, V8, EFi, Low Compression, Petrol, without Cat
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    4.2, V8, EFi, Low Compression, Petrol, without Cat
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    4.2, V8, Petrol, Supercharged
    – Range Rover (L322) =
    4.2, AJV8, Petrol

    4

    – Discovery 3/4 =
    4.0, V6, Petrol

    5

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    2.5, 5 Cylinder, Td5, Diesel
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    4.4, V8, Petrol, Naturally Aspirated
    – Range Rover (L322) =
    4.4, AJV8, Petrol

    6

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =

    — To 1994: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 200Tdi (Gemini), Diesel

    — To 2006: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 300Tdi, Diesel, with EGR/Cat, 23L

    – Range Rover (Classic) =

    — To 1994: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 200Tdi (Gemini), Diesel

    — To 2006: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 300Tdi, Diesel, with EGR/Cat, 23L

    – Discovery =

    — To 1994: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 200Tdi (Gemini), Diesel

    — To 2006: 2.5, 4 Cylinder, 300Tdi, Diesel, with EGR/Cat, 23L

    – Discovery 3/4 =

    — To 2009: 2.7, TDV6, Diesel, with DPF

    7

    – Discovery =
    2.5, 4 Cylinder, 300 Tdi, Diesel, 90KW, with EDC
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    3.6, TDV8, Diesel, with DPF

    8 = 2.5, 5 Cylinder, Td5, Diesel, with EGR/Cat

    9

    – Discovery 2 =
    2.5, 5 Cylinder, Td5, Diesel, with EGR, without Cat
    – Freelander =
    2.8, 6 Cylinder, BMW M52, Petrol

     

  • Steering and Gearboxes:

    3 = RHD

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4 Speed, ZF, Automatic
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    4 Speed, LT95 Manual OR 4 Speed ZF Automatic OR 3 Speed, Automatic, Chrysler 747
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    6 Speed, ZF 6HP26 Automatic
    – Discovery =
    4 Speed, ZF, Automatic
    – Range Rover (P38) =
    4 Speed, ZF, Automatic

    4 = LHD

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4 Speed, ZF, Automatic
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    4 Speed, LT95 Manual OR 4 Speed ZF Automatic OR 3 Speed, Automatic, Chrysler 747
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    6 Speed, ZF 6HP26 Automatic
    – Discovery =
    4 Speed, ZF, Automatic
    – Range Rover (P38) =
    4 Speed, ZF, Automatic

    7 = RHD

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =

    — To 1993: 5 Speed, LT77/LT77S/LT85, Manual

    — To 2006: 5 Speed, R380, Manual

    — To 2016: 6 Speed, MT82, Manual

    – Freelander =
    5 Speed, PG1, Manual

    8 = LHD

    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =

    — To 1993: 5 Speed, LT77/LT77S/LT85, Manual

    — To 2006: 5 Speed, R380, Manual

    — To 2016: 6 Speed, MT82, Manual

    – Freelander =
    5 Speed, PG1, Manual

    1 = RHD

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    4 Speed Manual
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4 Speed, LT95 Manual
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    4 Speed, LT95 Manual
    – Freelander =
    5 Speed, JATCO, Automatic

    2 = LHD

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    4 Speed Manual
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4 Speed, LT95 Manual
    – Range Rover (Classic) =
    4 Speed, LT95 Manual
    – Freelander =
    5 Speed, JATCO, Automatic

    5 = RHD

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    4 Speed Manual + Overdrive
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4 Speed Manual + Overdrive
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    8 Speed, ZF 8HP70 Automatic

    6 = LHD

    – Series III, Stage I, Lightweight =
    4 Speed Manual + Overdrive
    – Ninety/One Ten/127/Defender =
    4 Speed Manual + Overdrive
    – Discovery 3/4 =
    8 Speed, ZF 8HP70 Automatic

     

  • Year:

    A = 1983-84
    B = 1985-87
    C = 1986
    D = 1987
    E = 1988
    F = 1989
    G = 1990
    H = 1991
    J = 1992
    K = 1993
    L = 1994
    M = 1995
    T = 1996
    V = 1997
    W = 1998
    X = 1999
    Y = 2000
    1 = 2001
    2 = 2002
    3 = 2003
    4 = 2004
    5 = 2005
    6 = 2006
    7 = 2007
    8 = 2008
    9 = 2009
    A = 2010
    B = 2011
    C = 2012
    D = 2013
    E = 2014
    F = 2015
    G = 2016

  • Factories:

    A = Solihull, UK
    C = Zimbabwe
    D = Thailand
    F = Completely Knocked Down
    J = Malaysia
    K = Kenya
    P = Pakistan
    W = Turkey
    V = South Africa

  • Serial Number:

    The unique serial number. These are generally incremental and unique for each Land Rover model (since about 1990). The numbers can also be reset between years, for example in 2011 the Defender numbers changed from the 800k range to the 400k range.

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