LAND ROVER vehicles can be identified from the following data carriers
Vehicle identification number
– depending on the model, on the engine compartment bulkhead, at the front or the back in the right wheel housing, behind the spare wheel well, or on the right-hand longeron
– on the type plate
– on the left beneath the windscreen (Visible VIN)
– stamped onto the engine block
– stamped or needle-punched onto the gearbox, or on a metal plate on the gearbox
– sticker on the gearbox (not all models)
Radio / CD changer / Navigation unit number
– on the unit housing
– on a separate sticker on the housing
1. Vehicle Identification Number:
The characters are stamped on and also ‘needle-stamped’ on the FREELANDER 1 and RANGE ROVER. The VIN has an asterisk at both ends. The VIN is stamped or written in dot form in a straight line, with equal spaces between each character.
1.1 Locations of the VIN
1.2 Stamped / dotted VIN lettering
FREELANDER until 2004/ LANGEROVER CAR
DEFENDER / DISCOVERY (until MY 2005) / LANGEROVER CAR Classic
The problem with all Landrover car vehicles on which the VIN can be found in the region of the longeron is that the VIN is normally covered with a thick coat of undersealing (not Discovery 3).
Attention: The type plates are not resistant to chemical solvents (e.g. acetone)
Examples of type plates: Freelander 1 (old and new versions)
Vehicle identification number
Front axle load
Rear axle load
Colour code (see the following code table)
Fittings code (see Fittings Codes)
Type plates (USA and Canada)
Appearance and contents of the suitable sticker for Canada (VIN/Ripe filling pressure – Sticker):
Example of a type plate: Freelander 2
The type sign of the Freelander 2 exists of a foil with trained honeycombs-shaped break places, so that the sign is destroyed while drawing off. In addition to the duty data the color code-group is given in the last line.
Example of a type plate: Discovery 3 / 4 and Range Rover LM / Sport
The type plate contains the following information:
Engine description (not always)
Country (not always)
Diesel engine identifier (not always)
Colour code group
Headlight code / factory position – if given
Certification number – if given
Permissible trailer weight
Front axle load
Rear axle load
4. Engine number:
On Landrover car vehicles the engine number is of limited use for identification purposes.
It is possible to have a search made on newer models by using the engine or gearbox number. This will be forwarded to the production plant via Landrover car Germany. Enquires using the VIN will produce the engine number. Enquiries have to be directed to the Land Rover plant in England. Reply can be expected within 2 to 3 workdays. On more modern vehicles the engine numbers can often only be read when the engine is removed.
4.1 Locations and appearance
Additional engine number locations:
On some engines, in addition to the stamped engine number there is also a metal plate attached towards top and side of the engine with the number and a sticker on the top of the engine with the number.
5. Gearbox number:
Landrover car Germany can not identify the VIN on the basis of the gearbox number, but it is supposed to be possible at the original factory.
5.1 Locations and appearance
Although Landrover car obtains its engines from a number of suppliers (including e.g. ZF, GM and BMW) the gearbox number is always on the left on the side of the gearbox. It can normally only be read from a position beneath the vehicle.
It can either be stamped or needle-punched directly onto a smooth spot on the gearbox housing or else there will be a metal plate especially fixed to the gearbox.
Examples: on the gearbox itself
Examples: on a metal plate attached to the gearbox
Gearbox number sticker
There can, depending on the manufacturer, also be stickers with the gearbox number in addition to the actual gearbox number itself.
Gearboxes and engines were installed transversally on Freelanders starting in the year 2004. For this reason it is possible to read off the gearbox number. It is beneath the battery on the gearbox on the left (seen in the direction of travel).
In this case the gearbox number was punched on, however, recently, a sticker with the last 7 digits of the gearbox number has been placed above the gearbox number
5.2 Breakdown of the gearbox number in landrover car
The gearbox number consists of a model designation for the gearbox (various possibilities) and a 7-character consecutive number. The gearbox number plate can also have a parts number on it.
Also the gearbox number consists if an individual number which is investigateable in the work shows.
6. Radio, CD Changer, Navigation Unit:
From a work become radiodevices and CD devices of the manufacturers Blaupunkt, Becker and Clarion and CAR-Navigationsgeräte from the manufacturer Alpine built-in.
Device number has hit in the device case and, in addition, with one Production sticker marked.
Landrover car Germany can do the smashed device number with the VIN as well as the device code are asked. From 2004 it is also possible, To assign single devices to vehicles and data (VIN, Engine-No, Gearbox-No) to let ascertain (with original installation ex works).
The navigation DVD device as well as unites other control devices are in Landrover car LM in the boot behind that left side disguising obstructs.
7. Paint and Fittings Code:
The 3-character paint code, and in some cases the fittings code (three letters on more recent vehicles) are shown on the type plate and can be compared with the tables below.
The paint and fittings codes have been stored in the Land-Rover data system and can be determined via a search dased on the VIN. In addition, Landrover car Germany can identify all vehicles with these codes delivered to Germany (with the VIN, engine number, distributor and gearbox number). If an individual vehicle can be identified, from 2004 on it is also possible to identify the first purchaser in Germany.
List of the colour codes up to MY 1987 to 2011 (for the last years if other colors with own color codes are possible)
N.B.: In more recent vehicles, the complete color code may start with the letters “LRC“. These letters do not include the vehicle equipment code.
Color code / Vehicle equipment code
Designation of the Colour
Arles Blue (1990-1998)
Portofino Red (1987-1998)
Alpine White (1991-1998)
507 / JUT
Caledonean Blue (1997-2007)
533 / UMQ
567 / MUM
Zirconial Silver (1994-1999)
574 / LVD
Charcoal Black (1995-2000)
601 / CAQ
Nightfire 2 Red (1996-1999)
602 / JSJ
Oxford Blue (1996-2000)
603 / NAL
Chawton White solid (until 06/2007)
659 / LAL
Bonatti Grey met. (2000-2006)
696 / CDX
Alveston Red mic. (1999-2006)
697, 967 / PNF
Java Black mic. (1999-2006)
731 / JZK
Adriatic Blue mic. (2004-2005)
734 / HZB
Giverny Green mic. (2004-2006)
737 / MVC
Zambezi Silver met. (2002-2006)
748 / HZH
Panama Green (2001-2002)
750 / CDW
Bordeaux Red (2001-2003)
751 / HES
Vienna/Moonstone Green (2002-2008)
752 / HZJ
Amazon Green (2003)
756 / HZL
Belize Green solid (2003-2006)
796 / JGJ
Buckingham Blue met.(2006-2010)
797 / PBF
Sumatra Black (until 10/2007)
798 / MBK
Zermatt Silver met. (2006-2011)
Keswick Green solid
810 / EYR
Tambora Flame (until 05/2007)
Tamar Blue solid
820 / PAB
Santorini Black metallic (2008 -2011)
821 / HAC
Galway Green met.(ab 2008-2011)
822 / AAD
Bournville metallic (2008 -2011)
Bali Blue (from 2009)
824 / GAQ
Ipanema Sand (2010-2011)
825 / AAJ
Nara Bronze met. (2010-2011)
826 / JCK
Marmaris Teal met. (replaces Lugano Teal as from the beginning of 2010)