Chassis number

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For details of VIN number locations in cars from the 1950's-1980's (including non-Lotus cars) forum member foggy156 has books detailing locations for a wide variety of cars and has kindly offered to share this information. Please contact him via u2u if you have any queries he might be able to assist with.

Small platform

Elise

The Vehicle Identifcation Number (V.I.N) is stamped on the chassis in the right hand front wheelarch area, viewable with the front wheels turned to right full lock, and is also printed on a label stuck to the inside of the chassis sideframe alongside the driver's seat. The engine number is marked on a vertical patch at the right hand side of the rear face of the cylinder block, adjacent to the clutch housing.

VIN location - Elise S1

VIN location - Elise S2


It's also on the front windscreen sometimes and sometimes stuck in the front dash where you have the shelf under the stereo.

Europa

The Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) is stamped on the chassis in the right hand front wheelarch area, viewable with the front wheels turned to full right lock, and is also printed on a label stuck to the driver’s side door aperture, viewable with the door open. The engine number is stamped on the LH rear flange of the cylinder block, alongside the clutch housing jointface.

VIN location - Europa

2-Eleven

The Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) is stamped on the chassis in the right hand front wheelarch area, viewable with the front wheels turned to full right lock, and is also printed on a label stuck to the tank bay behind the driver’s seat. The engine number is marked on a vertical patch at the right hand side of the rear face of the cylinder block, adjacent to the clutch housing.

VIN location - 2-Eleven

Evora

The Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) is stamped on the chassis on the right hand front seat support crossmember, viewable beneath the rear carpet, and is also printed on a label stuck to the tank bay behind the driver’s seat. The engine number is marked on a vertical patch at the right hand side of the rear face of the cylinder block, adjacent to the clutch housing.

VIN Location - Evora.PNG

VIN Decoding

MY98-00

Vin decoder.JPG

MY01-04

VIN Decoding - MY01-04.PNG

MY04-10 - Elise Platform

2004 M.Y. - 2010 M.Y. up to serial no. 0359

VIN Decoding - MY04-10.PNG

MY10 onwards - Elise Platform

2010 M.Y. serial no. 0360 onwards

VIN Decoding - MY10-onwards - Small Platform.PNG

MY09-12 - Evora

VIN Decoding - MY09-12 - Evora.PNG

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