30 September, 2005
Questions - Buying TVRs
by Paul Bennett
am interested in purchasing a TVR3000m that is being advertised.
Where will I find the following
Chassis no plate
Commission number plate
What numbers should there be and should they match with the commission
plate and v5.
number is normally stamped on the offside tube on a flat welded plate
near the alternator.
The engine number is on the back of the block - near where it meets the
gearbox - sometimes this can be covered with paint as it's stamped in.
The commission plate should be riveted to the bulkhead near the 2 fuseboxes
and will show chassis number, engine number & paint codes only. The
numbers should of course match, but engine changes rarely get notified
to the DVLA so don't worry if it's different - simply tell the DVLA on
the log book by asking the seller to put this on his part of the form
in the box provided. The chassis number may also be different if a new
one has been fitted at any time (also quite common)....therefore it's
not that easy to check the ID of these cars as these cars don't have a
body number as such.