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Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Just picked up this Land Rover 88, any idea what year it is?

I just bought this from it's original owners grandson. He seems to think it's a 1973, but I'm not sure. It only has 20,000 miles on it, but he doesn't have a title. So I'm trying to figure out what year it is, and would appreciate if anyone could help. I honestly don't know anything about these things, other than there really cool trucks. The only numbers I could find on the truck are gvwr 4453, rear weight 2625, 25901370b 11-72. I would think the 11 stands for November? and the 72 stands for 1972, but I'm just looking for some help to get to the right direction. Here are some pictures of it as I found it:

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:00 PM
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That's a Series III
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Any idea what year that might make it?
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:05 PM
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25901370b is the VIN.
11-72 is the production date. I think that should make it a 1973 model year vehicle.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:06 PM
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So it's between 1971 and 1974. Could it be a 1972? In NY, you don't need a title to register a vehicle as long as it was made before 1973. Also, what does this means?:

B Design: One significant design modification
Suffix used from March 1963 till April 1966

Thanks for the help so far guys! I appreciate it!
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:31 PM
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25901370b is the VIN.
11-72 is the production date. I think that should make it a 1973 model year vehicle.
This ^^^^^^

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So it's between 1971 and 1974. Could it be a 1972? In NY, you don't need a title to register a vehicle as long as it was made before 1973. Also, what does this means?:

B Design: One significant design modification
Suffix used from March 1963 till April 1966

Thanks for the help so far guys! I appreciate it!
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:38 PM
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Year of title was pretty wacky back then.

11-72 means made before 1973. Way back in the stone ages, I went into the NY DMV and they titled my 1959 with a VIN rubbing, some pictures, a bill of sale, and an affidavit.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I wasn't sure if it was like now with 2013 cars coming out in 2012 and registered as 2013s. The person I bought it from got it when his grandfather passed away and the title is long gone. He said he would give me whatever I needed to help me get a title for it, though. I think I might need some help from his estate lawyer, though.
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25901370b is the VIN.
11-72 is the production date. I think that should make it a 1973 model year vehicle.
Agree. Between travel time to the US and haphazard dealerships, many Series trucks were titled up to a year or more after production. Call it 1973.
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So then you're fine. Production Date = When it was made, so if NY requires 1972 and older as the year of manufacture for your purposes, then use 1972. Get a Bill of Sale from the grandson, and any other supporting documents you may require. Call your local DMV for additional information. Don't give them a ton of info, just ask them TO PROVIDE YOU with the info.
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Buddy in town here has one like that.

It's titled as a '73 Triumph honest!
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man, get ready for a lot of work, series parts are even harder to find nowadays. Thats why I want to put a chevy small block in my series.
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man, get ready for a lot of work, series parts are even harder to find nowadays. Thats why I want to put a chevy small block in my series.
True that
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man, get ready for a lot of work, series parts are even harder to find nowadays. Thats why I want to put a chevy small block in my series.
What engine parts are hard to find these days?
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What engine parts are hard to find these days?
I want to be able to buy parts locally, like my local autozone.
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Cool truck Will. I wouldn't worry about registering it right now, first thing you gotta do is get it cleaned off and into a garage. Up on jack stands and then you can go through it.

When was the last time it ran?

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To be honest I think I'm going to be selling it. I don't have the room in the garage right now, or the time to focus on this like I thought I would. I just don't want to have any problems trying to sell it without a title. I do have a bill of sale, though. I started cleaning it today, will take some pictures later for you guys. It's really not a bad piece, and looks about complete.
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So it's between 1971 and 1974. Could it be a 1972? In NY, you don't need a title to register a vehicle as long as it was made before 1973. Also, what does this means?:

B Design: One significant design modification
Suffix used from March 1963 till April 1966

Thanks for the help so far guys! I appreciate it!
Have the bill of sale written as a 1972, it could go either way on what year it is, i have my 9-73 truck registered as a 1974, but in theory i could run it as a 1973. So to avoid issue i would say it is a 1972, i mean it was built in 72 so they really shouldnt give an issue on it.

Generally if the car is made on/after the ninth month of the year it is considered the next model year.
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