- This topic has 11 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated July 21, 2013 at 4:08 am by alpine-64.
June 3, 2013 at 12:24 am #58022Bob WilliamsParticipant
A question regarding the serial number, the last five letters my number are “LRXFE”. I know that the “L” is for left hand drive; the “R” for roadster; the “X” for non-standard and the “FE” for Ford engine. My question is what could be “non-standard”? Could it be a different rear end ratio, or that it was purchased new with the LAT 70 wheels? Any info would be appreciated.
June 3, 2013 at 1:33 am #65171
I suppose some of the non-standard modifications are export market related. Don’t quote me but, some possibilities might include such mundane things as …
– Pull to flash headlamps in the turn signal lever
– Amber upper tail-light lenses
– Shoulder strap seat belts
– single license plate illumination bulb
– R/L headlamp focus
I believe the Book of Norman would cover the total list of possibilities. X is typical for North American market as far as I’ve seen.
June 6, 2013 at 1:24 am #65186
I believe that the "X" really meant that is was whatever was not standard of the UK model. I have only seen LRXFE here in the USA.
Just like they identified Left hand drive, as RHD was(still is) the norm in the UK.
I like to hear what others think it entails!
June 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm #65187
It was always my understanding that it meant eXport
June 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm #65188Joel & Karen GriffinParticipant
My understanding also eXport.
June 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm #65189
So we really all agree it is "Export" = "NON England" !! Robert
June 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm #65190Bob WilliamsParticipant
Ok Thanks for clearing that up for me.
June 8, 2013 at 3:14 am #65192Bob and Jean WebbParticipant
alpines and tigers both have the LRX designation on the vin plates. my RHD lemans has the vin number followed by OD HRO.
June 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm #65197
Which means OverDrive, Home market, Right hand drive, and I forget the O offhand
June 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm #65198
Look at http://www.team.net/www/rootes/chassis.html and it all explained in detail. Robert
July 11, 2013 at 5:05 am #65243warren-gParticipant
Back in the day, it was not allowed to have a yellow amber turn signal it was "European." spec. cars that had it. I know this as I imported a car in the 80’s and was forced to remove the yellow lens on the BMW 3.0 CSI coupe.
When I got home into my 64 bug conv’t with the yellow european spec. Hella lenses on it I was truly a rebel and a rule breaker.
Some other European cars had parking lamps for when you parked Italian style on the sidewalk and hung a fender off the curb you could leave the tail or turn signal light on on that side only as a warning to other drivers.
July 21, 2013 at 4:08 am #65254alpine-64Participant
LRX = (left hand drive) (roadster) (non standard) cars that went to the USA had the X as they ran differeent lenses and lights for plates. There were several designations for cars that were export.. but they didn’t use X as they ran same spec as the UK cars.. there are LRO, and RRO cars.. left hand drive export (eurpoe, france germany etc..) and RRO right hand drive export cars (AU/NZ etc)
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