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Daren
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Car No

Post by Daren » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:39 pm

hi, have found a plate whith GC then the Chasses number , i know the G stands for a 10 what does the C stand for please .

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Re: Car No

Post by peter_winney » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:08 pm

GC prefix is the "Car No" also known as the body number. Early Austin 10 saloons from April 1932 until August 1933 had GC numbers. These numbers do not align with the chassis Nos prefixed G.
Source: ATDC Technical Reprints Vol 1 Appendix "Model Types of the Austin Ten-Four"

Austin did not align chassis and car numbers until August 1936.
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Re: Car No

Post by Daren » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:40 pm

Thank , what do you mean by align

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Re: Car No

Post by Daren » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:41 pm

So would it be GC then the engine number ?

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Re: Car No

Post by stephen_voller » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:25 pm

No, an Austin 10 engine number would start 1G followed by the number, for example 1G1234.

''Austin did not align chassis and car numbers until August 1936'' this means the chassis number didn't match the body number until August 1936 when the Cambridge model was launched.
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Re: Car No

Post by Daren » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:33 pm

Ok got that so .
So car number would be GC. then a number , which is not the chassesa number or engin number ?

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Re: Car No

Post by Daren » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:36 pm

Just looked at my engine number , looks like 1G more than IG ?

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Re: Car No

Post by stephen_voller » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:03 pm

Yes it is - it's many years since I looked at my 10's engine (!) and the log book makes the 1 look like an I !!

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Re: Car No

Post by Daren » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:50 pm

Thank you

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