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Volvo Amazon Type Information

The Volvo Amazon was series produced for 15 years in 14 model years in three different bodies and in several different editions. In order to be able to distinguish these, and their combinations, from eachother Volvo used type designations. To understand the structure of the type designations on these cars it helps to first look at the different bodies and editions plus the combinations in which these were manufactured.

Sections: Bodies Editions Type designations Type designations 1957-1960 Type designations 1961-1970 Examples of type designations Other designations Other information S-codes




Bodies

The Volvo Amazon was manufactured in three different bodies. From the beginning only as four door sedan, which is called P 120 (sometimes also P 1200, but then only for the very first model years). From model year 1962 also as two door sedan (or coupe), which is called P 130, and the Estate (or Station Wagon), which is called P 220.

P 1200 Four door sedan of early model year (1957 - 1958)
P 120 Four door sedan (including P 1200), model year 1957 - 1967
P 130 Two door sedan, model year 1962 - 1970
P 220 Estate (five doors), model year 1962 - 1969

Editions

The Volvo Amazon is available in four different editions: the standard edition Volvo Amazon Favorit, the special editions 121 and 221, the sports edition 122 S and the top of the line model 123 GT. There were also a few thousand cars (all 122 S) that left Jannesson's famous Smitty in Rally Sport or R edition for the competition scene - please refer to the power train section for more information on these cars from Volvo Competition Service. Volvo Amazon and Volvo Amazon Sport early change names to Volvo 121 and Volvo 122 S respectively due to trade mark infringement with Kreidler, but these name changes takes place at different times on different markets (Volvo was even allowed to continue to use the name Amazon on some markets). In addition, there are a number of other special models, including police and other authority vehicles (see the section on S-codes further down on this page). If the order volumes were big enough Volvo would equip special editions at a separate production line. With a self-supporting construction, the Volvo Amazon was not available as delivery chassis and certain kinds of special editions (for instance funeral cars) were therefore completed outside Volvo after being sold. As a side note here, the Volvo Amazon was rarely used as taxi as it was considered to be too small on most markets.

Volvo Amazon taxi
Sydney, Australia around 1965. Courtesy of George Minassian.

One edition, for instance 121, can have more than one body and - the other way round - one body, for instance P 130, can have several editions. Normally, the edition is used to designate a particular Volvo model. Volvo 122 S or Volvo 123 GT is referred to more often than Volvo P 130. This is apparently difficult for many, including Volvo...

Body
Edition
P 1200
P 120
P 130
P 220
Volvo Amazon 1957 - 1958
Volvo Amazon Sport 1958
Volvo 121 1959 - 1967 1962 - 1970 1963 - 1969
Volvo 221 * 1962
Volvo 122 S 1959 - 1967 1962 - 1970 1963 - 1968
Volvo 123 GT 1967 - 1970
Volvo Amazon Favorit 1966 - 1968

* The Volvo 221 is a P 220 body in 121 edition and was only badged 221 this model year.

As a combined denomination for these combinations Volvo has consistently (well...) used the 120-series. But not all combinations were sold on all markets. The Volvo 121, for instance, was not sold in the USA and Canada as the output in the A engine of the 121 was considered to be too weak. The Volvo Amazon Favorit was also sold only on a limited number of markets. Also time matters as some combinations, for instance P 130 in 122 S edition, were first sold only on some markets to later become available on several.

Type Designations

Volvo changed the type designations on the Amazon between the model years 1960 and 1961. For model years 1957 to 1960, therefore, there is a different interpretation than for the following model years. It should be added that it wasn't until the mid 1960s that Volvo managed to both structure their model years and to consistently use this structure. It might therefore be a good idea to also look at the list with the differences between the model years. Up to approximately 1964 half model years were common, where for instance model year 1962 was followed by model year 1962/1963 which in turn was followed by model year 1963 and so on. Not rarely, authorities like the National Road Administration (NRA) have registered the car on the first model year, which simply is not always correct. On a side note, it seems logical that when the NRA registers were computerized in the early 1970s the model year field in the computer database contained four digits and hence the registrar had to choose. During the first years of production many details were changed at a certain chassis number rather than between two model years. The type information of the car can be found on the plate next to the fuse box in the engine room (see picture further down on this page).

Model year 1957 - 1960:
Since the Volvo PV 444 was designated "110" it felt natural to assign the Volvo Amazon "120". The first model years had type information that was based on these numbers and on the principle of adding more digits and characters as seen necessary. Generally speaking, model year 1957 and model year 1958 up to and including ch.-no. 12082 have type designation P 1200. At the Geneva Motor Show in March 1958 the Volvo Amazon Sport is introduced and for the first time it becomes relevant for Volvo to distinguish it from the standard Volvo Amazon. The type designation for Volvo Amazon Sport is initially stated as P 12105. At the same time the standard car, Volvo Amazon, is assigned the type designation P 12004. The third digit - P 12105 and P 12004 respectively - separates the Sport from the special edition *. The fifth digit - P 12105 and P 12004 respectively - indicate what equipment level the car was delivered from the factory with. The 5 indicates that the car came with windshield washers, mud flaps on all four wheels and front seat belts. The 4 indicates that the car lacks this equipment. In September 1958 Volvo choses to "due to certain special circumstances, especially on our foreign markets" (the settlement with Kreidler) change the type designations which from now on starts with 121 for Volvo Amazon and 122 for Volvo Amazon Sport. This change takes place from ch.-no. 12083 and was continued through all model years. At the same time, the fifth digit 5 is replaced by 6. 8 also occurs as fifth digit which indicate an equipment level deemed appropriate to meet or exceed the demands and expectations on the American car market (intended for sale in the USA) with differences in among other things the interior.

Late in the model year 1957 the letters H or V are introduced to indicate whether the car was right hand drive or left hand drive (Right is Höger in Swedish and Left is Vänster). For model year 1958 a model year character B is introduced, although this B is not changed until the 1961 model year... For model year 1959 a U is introduced on cars treated with underseal, an option that the customer up until now had to pay extra for.

Model year
Type information
Engine
Gearbox
Edition
Comments
1957 P 1200 B16 A H6 H6, three speed gearbox with reverse and unsynchronized first
1957 P 1200 V/H B16 A H6 V = left hand drive, H = right hand drive
1958 P 1200 VB/HB B16 A M4 M4, four speed fully synchronized gearbox. B indicates model year
1958 P 12004 VB/HB B16 A M4 Export Volvo 121; cars manufactured February - August 1958
1958 P 12105 VB/HB B16 B M4 Export Volvo 122 S; cars manufactured February - August 1958
1958 P 12104 VB/HB B16 A M4 P 12104 VB/HB refers to the special edition * (Volvo Amazon / 121)
1958 P 12204 VB/HB B16 B M4 Export P 12204 VB/HB refers to the sport edition (Volvo 122 S)
1958 P 12206 VB/HB B16 B M4 Volvo Amazon Sport; P 12206 VB/HB indicates equipment level
1959 P 12104 UVB/UHB B16 A M4 P 12104 UVB/UHB indicates full underseal treatment
1959 P 12204 UVB/UHB B16 B M4 Export
1959 P 12206 UVB/UHB B16 B M4
1959 P 12208 UVB B16 B M4 USA
1960 P 12104 UVB/UHB B16 A M4 Export
1960 P 12106 UVB/UHB B16 A M4
1960 P 12204 UVB/UHB B16 B M4 Export
1960 P 12206 UVB/UHB B16 B M4
1960 P 12208 UVB B16 B M4 USA

* Really the standard edition as this includes most cars sold on most markets (including Sweden but excluding North America). When the Volvo Amazon Favorit is introduced on some markets in 1966 this is labeled as the standard edition, while the regular Volvo 121 suddenly is labeled as the special edition.

Model year 1961 - 1970
From chassis number 54400 for the P 120 and chassis number 1 on the P 130 and P 220, Volvo introduced new type designations for the Amazon. Please note that Volvo changed the layout of the type designation plate after the industrial vacations in 1966 (i.e. from model year 1967). The changes are illustrated by the picture further down on this page. In the table below, the type designation P131341S is used as an example to illustrate how this is decoded into a left hand drive 1969 Volvo 121 in special edition with two door body, B20 A engine and M40 manual transmission produced at the Torslanda plant.

1st letter

P 131341 S

Vehicle category

P = Passenger car

1st digit

P 131341 S

Body

1 = Sedan (P 120 or P 130)
2 = Estate (P 220)

2nd digit

P 131341 S

Number of doors

2 = Four or five door body (P 120 or P 220)
3 = Two door body (P 130)

3rd digit

P 131341 S

Engine

1 = B16 A, B18 A or B20 A (Amazon, 121, Favorit)
2 = B16 B or B18 D (Amazon Sport, 122 S)
3 = B18 B or B20 B (122 S, 123 GT)

4th digit

P 131341 S

Model

2 = Standard (Favorit)
3 = Special
4 = Export (USA and Canada)
9 = Set shipped in parts for assembly abroad (CKD) *

5th digit

P 131341 S

Gearbox

1 = M30, three speed fully synchronized floor gearbox (Favorit, 1966 - 1968)
2 = M30, three speed fully synchronized floor gearbox (121, 1961 - 1963)
3 = M31, three speed fully synchronized floor gearbox with overdrive (121, 1961)
4 = M40 or M40G, four speed fully synchronized floor gearbox (121, 122 S)
5 = M41, four speed fully synchronized floor gearbox with overdrive (122 S, 123 GT)
6 = BW35, three step automatic transmission (121, 122 S, 1964 - 1968)
8 = M40RV, four speed fully synchronized gearbox with column shifter (bench type front seat)

6th digit
(2nd letter)

P 131341 S

Steeringwheel position

V or (from model year 1967) 1 = left
H or (from model year 1967) 2 = right

2nd letter
(3rd letter)

P 131341 S

Model year

P 120

P 130

P 220

Model year
D
E
F
G
K
L
M

A
B
D
E
F
M
P
S
T

A
B
D
E
F
M
P
S
= 1961
= 1962
= 1963
= 1964
= 1965
= 1966
= 1967
= 1968
= 1969
= 1970

* Cars assembled in Halifax, Canada prior to model year 1966 does not have this 9 in the type designation but instead a 4, same as cars sold in the USA. See for instance this specification regarding the Volvo Canadian series. Cars sold in the USA were manufactured in Gothenburg, Sweden. Cars sold in Canada after model year 1968 also have a 4 in this position instead of a 9.

A P after the model year character indicates police edition, for instance P131341SP. Other characters after the model year character also occur, for instance P121341MAR and P221341SV.

Examples of type designations

Below table lists a number of known and verified examples of type designations per edition, body and model year. It also contains type designation mentioned in contemporary Volvo literature, including page 3 of this document. The table is probably not complete. Some models also came in Police edition with an added P after the model year letter of the type designation. At least two of these are unique: 133341MP and 223341MP (i.e. they are only available in Police edition and were not sold to private customers) and are included in the table (the others are not, but occur as 121 and 122 S in all three bodies).

An x is used in the table to indicate that the type designation in question is valid for both LHD and RHD. For model years 1961-1966 x is V for LHD and H for RHD. For model years 1967-1970 x is 1 for LHD and 2 for RHD.

 

 

Model year

Edition

Body

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

Favorit

P 130

 

 

 

 

 

13121xF

13191xF

13121xM

13191xM

13121xP

13191xP

 

 

121

P 120

12132xD

12133xD

12134xD

12132xE

12134xE

12134xF

12134xG

12136xG

12134xK

12136xK

12194VK

12134xL

12136xL

12194VL

12134xM

12136xM

121941M

 

 

 

P 130

 

13134xA

13134xB

13132xB

13134xD

13136xD

13134xE

13136xE

13194VE

13134xF

13136xF

13194VF

131341M

13136xM

131941M

13134xP

13136xP

131941P

13134xS

131941S

13134xT

 

P 220

 

 

22134xB

22134xD

22134xE

22134xF

22134xM

22436xM

22134xP

22136xP

22134xS

 

221

P 220

 

22134VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

122 S

P 120

12234xD

12235xD

12238xD

12244VD

12234xE

12235xE

12238xE

12244VE

12234xF

12235xF

12238xF

12244VF

12294VF

12234xG

12238xG

12244VG

12246VG

12294VG

12238xK

12244VK

12246VK

12294VK

12234xL

12235xL

12238xL

12244VL

12246VL

12294xL

12234xM

12235xM

122441M

122461M

12294xM

123942M

 

 

 

P 130

 

13234xA

13234xB

13244VB

13234xD

13235xD

13244VD

13234xE

13235xE

13244VE

13246VE

13294VE

13295VE

13234xF

13235xF

13244VF

13246VF

13294xF

13295VF

13234xM

13235xM

132441M

132461M

13294xM

133341MP

133441M

133461M

13334xP

133441P

133461P

13394xP

13334xS

133441S

13394xS

13334xT

133942T

P 220

 

 

22244VB

22244VD

22244VE

22234xF

22244VF

22234xM

223341MP

222441M

223441M

22334xP

22336xP

223441P

223461P

223341S

 

123 GT

P 130

 

 

 

 

 

 

13335xM

133951M

13335xP

13335xS

133352T

Worth mentioning here is that when the 122 S is equiped with the B18 B engine with model year 1968 (some already with model year 1967), both the 123 GT and the 122 S get 133 as the first three digits in the type information. By the same logic, the P 220 in sports edition get 223 as the first three digits. This is the case also with the B20 B engine in 1969 and 1970. A 3 as the third digit in the type designation does not indicate GT engine, as both B18 B and B20 B were used in the 122 S. Overdrive is still not available as option on the 122 S, making the 5th digit the distinguishable factor between a 122 S and a 123 GT in the type designation (there are of course more differences, primarily in terms of equipment level).

A few of the 122 S of model year 1967 that were fitted with the B18 B engine were a number of four door (P 120) for South Africa (although not all, some still had the B18 D engine). These 1967 122 S with B18 B engine have type designation 123942M, in analogy with the information in the table above, and are the only Volvo Amazons with a type designation starting with 123. But they are 122 S and not 123 GT.

Others of the 1967 122 S with B18 B engine were export cars (both P 130 and P 220) to the USA. Also in this case, not all 122 S got the B18 B but some were delivered with the B18 D engine. Those with B18 B have type designation 133441M and 223441M respectively and examples include ch.-no. 265294, 266872, 271207, 271552 och 277623 (all P 130) plus ch.-no. 47627 and 59034 (both P 220).

1967 122 S with B18 B engine are found also in Sweden but only in police edition. They were not sold to private customers. Orderer was the Swedish National Police Board and these 122 S (both P 130 and P 220) were delivered in police edition and were painted in Police black-and-white (paint code 60) or civilian (typically black, paint code 19). They have type designation 133341MP and 223341MP respectively and examples include 230805, 231488, 251837, 251854 and 262243 (all P 130) plus ch.-no. 59940 (P 220).

Other Designations

Volvo sometimes refer to a model using one of the following designations, that doesn't really say much except that it's a car from the 120-series and (most of the time) a specific model year. Mostly, Volvo doesn't bother to state the correct model but has a tendency to stick to P 120 x for all bodies. Further, the same model year character, B, is used for three consequtive model years which somewhat surprisingly is followed by model year character D, and also use the same inconsistent series for the bodies P 130 and P 220 when they are introduced. Not until 1967 do the three bodies get the same model year character but this is also the last model year for the P 120.

Model year
P 120
P 130
P 220
1957 P 1200 *
1958 P 120 B
1959 P 120 B
1960 P 120 B
1961 P 120 D
1962 P 120 E P 130 A P 220 A
1963 P 120 F P 130 B P 220 B
1964 P 120 G P 130 D P 220 D
1965 P 120 K P 130 E P 220 E
1966 P 120 L P 130 F P 220 F
1967 P 120 M P 130 M P 220 M
1968 P 130 P P 220 P
1969 P 130 S P 220 S
1970 P 130 T

* Sometimes seen as P 120 A, but never in contemporary documents.

Other Information

On the model years 1961 through 1970 there are other relevant information to be found in the car than the type designation. Their locations are illustrated in the picture below.

1.2 - Chassis number
The chassis number is a consecutive number assigned to each chassis leaving the production line. For instance 324684. Each body type (P 120, P 130, P 220) has its own series of chassis numbers. Click on the link in the header for more information.

1.3 / 2.2 - Paint code
States the color code used for the paint. For instance 97. Click on the link in the header for more information.

1.4 / 2.3 - Upholstery combination
States color and material of the upholstery in the interior of the car. For instance 430-595. Click on the link in the header for information.

2.4 - S-code (Special model)
The S-code is used to identify what equipment level a unit had upon delivery. Such equipment could be standard on one market, but extra option on others. Examples would include headrests, limited slip differential, special upholstery, etc. and combinations of these. Also police and taxi editions, etc. for different markets as well as special models for launches, shows or certain sales activities. In some cases this equipment was installed by the marketing companies in the sales countries and hence not necessarily factory installed. Volvo's division for Technical Documentation is responsible for these S-codes, but the technical or commercial meaning of the codes are often only known by the orderer of the special model. Volvo state that they only have S-codes from and including the 240-series in their computer systems, and hence owners of the P 120, P 130 and P 220 are refered to eachother in trying to decode them. The chart below is therefore not complete. A sincere thank you to Per Mårtensson for the help with decoding in particular the S-codes for Volvo Amazon in police edition. Many, but not all, S-codes for Volvo Amazon in police edition are described in more detail in this document.

S-code
Equipment
Model year
Type designation
1136 Different forward carburettor armament on engine type B16 B (?) 1958 - 1961 12105, 12204, 12206, 12208 (B16 B)
1203 ? 1962 12234VE
1242 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1243 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1262 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1263 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1264 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1273 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1274 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1280 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1299 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1300 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1305 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police 1966 12234VLP
1318 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police
1326 P 120 equiped for the Swedish police 1966 12234VLP
1328 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1329 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1401 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1403 ? 1967 121341MAR
1412 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1413 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1416 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1417 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1418 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1424 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1426 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1429 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1432 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1434 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police 1967 133341MP
1436 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1441 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1442 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1446 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1448 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1450 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1451 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1453 P 220 equiped for the Swedish National Road Administration 1968 P221361P
1455 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1456 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1457 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1458 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1466 Adjustments for engine type B18 B run on low octane gasoline (ROT 95 - 100), incl. 1.6 mm cylinder head gasket (?) 1967 - 1968 x33xxx (B18 B)
1473 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1474 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1475 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1476 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1477 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1478 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1481 Adjustments for engine type B18 B run on low octane gasoline (ROT 90 - 95), incl. 2.4 mm cylinder head gasket (?) 1967 - 1968 x33xxx (B18 B)
1488 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1489 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1490 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1492 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police 1969 131341SP
1495 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1497 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1499 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1501 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1502 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1503 ? 1969 221341SV
1513 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1518 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police 1969 221341SP
1519 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police 1969 221341SP
1526 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1536 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1537 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1538 P 220 equiped for the Swedish police
1545 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1546 P 130 equiped for the Swedish police
1566 Equiped for the Swedish police 1970 133341TP
5091 ? ? - 1967 121941M, 122x4x
5092 ? Spare parts catalogue B18 group 2c page 4, group 4 page 12 position 19 ? - 1967 122x4x, 132x4x, 222x4x (B18 D)
5118 ? 1967 - 1969 133351M, 133951M, 131941P, 133941P, 131941S, 133941S
5125 Equiped for the Swedish police 1967, 1969 133341MP, 131341SP
5127 Equiped for the Swedish police 1969 221341SP
5145 Limited slip differential on rear axis for the Canadian market (?) 1967 133951M
5153 ? Spare parts catalogue B18 group 2c page 10, group 4 page 12 position 19 ? - 1967 122x4x, 132x4x, 222x4x (B18 D)
5213 ? 1968 133342P
5250 Rear axis Hayes 4.1:1 1965 - 1969 13244VE, 132461M, 132342M, 133951M, 133342P, 133441P, 133461P, 133941P, 131941P, 131941S, 133342S, 133941S
5252 ? 1967 - 1968 131211M, 131211P
5276 Air filter 671738 (B18 D) for the French market 1966 12294VL, 13294VF, 13295VF
5297 ? 1967 133351M, 133951M
5314 GT edition 1967 - 1970 13335xM, 13335xP, 13335xS, 133352T
5324 GT edition, Volvo Canadian (?) 1967 133951M
5343 ? 1967 - 1968 131211M, 131341M, 133351M, 131341P, 133441P, 133461P, 133351P, 133352P, 223341P
5370 Radiator in steel for the Nordic market 1968 - 1970 131211P, 221341P, 131341P, 133351/2P, 131341S, 131341SP, 221341S, 221341SV, 131341T
5371 Headrests, black upholstery (417) 1968 133461P
5372 Headrests, red upholstery (424) 1968 133441P, 133461P
5373 Headrests, leather brown upholstery (425) 1968 133441P, 133461P, 221341P, 223461P
5374 Headrests, blue upholstery (427) 1965 - 1968 13244VE, 133441P, 133461P
5396 Engine type B20 B part number 496924 with special fan clutch for Switzerland 1969 - 1970 133351S, 133341T
5415 ? 1969 133351S
5445 ? Could be 5545 1967 131341M
5558 Headrests, beige upholstery (430) 1969
5559 Headrests, blue upholstery (431) 1969 133441S
5560 Headrests, red upholstery (432) 1969 133342S
5575 Amendment to spec. mod. 5314 for lefthand steered cars 1969 133351S
5576 Amendment to spec. mod. 5314 for righthand steered cars 1969 - 1970 133352S, 133352T
5577 Door mirror for the Nordic market 1969 131341S, 221341S, 221341SV
5652 Four-way emergency flasher unit for the Japanese and Canadian markets 1969 133342S, 133441S
5653 ? 1969 133342S

In the absence of official documentation the chart above only contains known and verified examples, except where the equipment is stated in italic font - which indicates that a verified example is missing and that the most probable equipment is stated. Any given S-code can therefore exist on more model years and in combination with more type designations than those listed here. Some S-codes were also used on other cars; for instance are 5370 and 5577 also found on the 140-series and the P 1800. Please help by sending in the S-codes on your car together with model year, chassisnumber, color code, upholstery code and type designation.

3 - Type- and chassis number
The type designation and chasis number are stamped into the body of the torpedo wall inside the engine compartment on cars manufactured after week 33 1966, i.e. model year 1967 and on. The combination uniquely identifies the vehicle and is often used for insurance purposes; this is the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The chassis number (alone) also occurs stamped into the body of the torpedo wall on cars manufactured prior to week 33 1966.

4 - Body number
The body number is found stamped on a plate on the inside of the left fender, just in front of the relay for the head lights. The body number is a serial number assigned to each complete body and is generally not the same as the chassis number (which only is assigned to complete cars). Some bodies were removed from the production line due to quality reasons, others were used for tests, research or development.

5 - Engine designation
The engine designation (B18 or B20), part number (for instance 496900) and serial number (for instance 10919) are found on the left side of the engine block, in front of the distributor. The designation and the first four digits of the part number are molded in to the engine block, while the remaining two digits of the part number and the serial number are stamped directly in the engine block. Earlier engines have five molded digits and the remaining ones stamped. The part number is essentially all that is needed to identify the engine. Click on the link in the header for more information.

6 - Gearbox
Type designation (for instance M40G), part number (for instance 254584) and serial number (for instance 319047) can be found on the plate on the gearbox. Click on the link in the header for more information.

Rear axis
The reduction ratio of the rear axis is stated on the plate found on the lower part of the inspection cover (for instance 4.1:1). The plate can also state the number of splines (for instance 41-10). Both occur but not necessarily at the same time. Click on the link in the header for more information.



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