I have bought myself a project which I have been slowly working on for the last 6months and the i.d plate has me stumped as I can't find the info to decider it all. It is a 1971 440L.
It has the paint code Q (yellow glow) which I can't find listed anywhere for a mk2, only from 1972 in the mk3.
and in the serial number it starts CK75LL, and as far as I can tell "75" doesn't exist in the mk2, just the mk1.
i have looked and looked but can't find these particulars for my mk2. Has anyone else come across something similar or can help me? At the very end of the run for the mk2 was there some limited number (rare) models?
My Mk2 chassis also has CK75LL;
C= Built in Australia.K= Built in Sydney.
75= 440 Deluxe column shift.
LL= May 1971 (Compliance plated in 6/71).
10***= Production Serial.
Mine also has A after it as well which I'm not sure what that means...maybe Auto?
I think column manuals are a bit rare in Mk2s? Is it a 4 spd or 3 spd?
My car does have an A at the end of the chassis number. It does clearly say it's a 440L. The other thing that made me scratch my head is the pant code Q(yellow glow), I can't find any info listed anywhere for the colour on a mk2, everything I found was from 1972 on. So my car has quite a few things that don't match up with the common info I can find for the mk2 cortina.
I can't post a picture but the plate says as follows:
sido no: 201261
rr ax: S
ft ax: S
prefix body ser no: CK75LL*****A
seating cap: 6
In 1970/71 there was a 440L model with either bench or bucket seats, your model No should read 12935 are you sure its not 0 but 9? if your IDplate is on the bulk head it should have the " This plate is affixed with the approval of the Australian Motor Vechicle Certification Board. " at the bottom . that " A " for the moment got me beat but ill keep diging .