Identificação de Land Rovers

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How to Read
your Land Rover’s VIN Number

Land Rovers have been around since 1948 and, while the idea
behind their construction hasn’t changed, the models have.

As the years have rolled by, the model revisions have become
more frequent…and more subtle. When purchasing parts, it’s important
to know exactly what model Land Rover you own. Minor exterior
changes often signal major differences in how both parts and
accessories will fit your vehicle. 

We’ve produced this chart to help you determine which model
you own so you can order parts and accessories with

Land Rover Defender |
Range Rover
Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Series


Defender 90
(1994 -1997  – for North American Market)

3.9-liter V8 convertible marked Land Rover’s introduction of the Defender
to the U.S. market. It sports 2 doors and short
wheelbase of 90”. Land Rover stopped importing them
to these shores in 1997. 

Defender 90 Vehicle Identification
Numbers (V.I.N. #):

SALLDV228*RA- 1994 90 soft top manual
SALLD128*SA – 1995 90 soft top manual 
SALDV328 *SA- 1995 90 wagon manual
SALDV128*TA- 1995 90 soft top manual
SALDV328*TA- 1996 90 wagon manual
SALD224*VA – 1997 90 soft top auto
SALDV324*VA 1997 90 wagon auto


Defender 90 Gearbox:

(Through mid- ’94, 90) LT77S manual 
61A00001 5 spd. V8 w/oil cooler  

(mid-`94-`95, 90) R380 manual, 5 spd. V8 w/oil

(’97, 90) Automatic

Defender 90 Transfer Case:  

LT230T-32D00001 (90) 

Defender 90 Engine Identification::

Displ. Number  Comp. Ratio App. Years
3.9 29G 9.35:1 1992 manual
3.9 29G 9.35:1 1994 manual
3.9 29G 9.35:1  1995 manual
4.0 50D 9.35:1  1996 manual
4.0 50D 9.35:1  1997 auto


Defender 110
(1993 – for North American Market) 

was a Limited Edition, 5 door station wagon with
only 500 "officially" ever sold in the United States. 110 refers to its
110” long wheelbase.

Defender 110 Vehicle Identification Numbers
(V.I.N. #):  

SALLD128*PA    – 1993 110

Defender 110 Gearbox: 

(1993, 110) LT77S manual  61A00001 5 spd. V8
w/oil cooler

Defender 110 Transfer Case:  

LT230T-22D00001 (110) Auto ZF 4- spd.


Discovery 1 (1994
– mid 1999)

ever-popular Discovery

was introduced here in the States in 1994. They are easily
distinguished by the unusual raised roof  with alpine windows
and roof
rack. And, the top of the taillight aligns with the top of the license
plate lamp.

Discovery I Vehicle Identification Numbers
(V.I.N. #):

SALJY128*RA** – 1994 manual  
SALJY124*RA** – 1994 auto
SALJY128*SA** – 1995 manual  
SALJY124*SA** – 1995 auto
SALJY128*TA** – 1996 manual
SALJY124*TA** – 1996 auto  
SALJY128*VA** – 1997 manual
SALJY124*VA** – 1997 auto  
SALJY128*WA** – 1998 manual  
SALJY124*WA** – 1998 auto
SALJY124*XA** – 1999 auto

Discovery I Gearbox: 

(1994-99) R380 manual 53A00001 5 spd.; ZF 4-spd. (no
prefix) auto.

Discovery I Transfer Case: 

(1994-99) LT230T  28D00001

Discovery I Engine Identification:  

Displ.  Number  Comp. Ratio  App. Years
3.9 35D 9.35:1 1994 manual
3.9 36D 9.35:1 1994 auto
3.9 35D 9.35:1 1995 manual  
3.9 36D 9.35:1 1995 auto  
4.0 50D 9.35:1 1996 manual  
4.0 50D 9.35:1  1996-99 auto


Discovery Series II
(mid 1999 – 2003)

Series II
made its debut mid 1999.  Although 85% of
the Series II is different from its predecessor, the differences are
very subtle from the outside.  The most obvious change is the
elevated position of the taillights  – on the Series II the
bottom of the taillight lines up with the top of the license plate
lamp.  It also sports the Discovery Series II logo on back
under the license plate.

Discovery Series II Vehicle Identification
Numbers (V.I.N. #):  

SALTY124*XA** – 1999 auto
SALTY124*YA** – 2000 auto

Discovery Series II Gearbox: 

(1999-00) 69A.

Discovery Series II Transfer Case:

 (1999-00) 42D

Discovery Series II Engine Identification:

Displ. Number  Comp. Ratio App. Years
4.0 56D 9.35:1 1999-00 auto

When Shopping On-line look for the
Model code of D2  for parts that will fit
your vehicle.


Range Rover Classic 
– Grey Market (1970 – 1986)

The Range
Rover Classic
debuted the same year as Atlantic British – in
1970.  Any model pre-dating 1987 in the United States is
considered a "grey market" Range Rover, as they were not imported by
Land Rover until that year. If your Range Rover has 2 doors, a
manual transmission or a carbureted engine, it’s a Grey
Market vehicle.

Rover Classic  – Short Wheel Base 
(SWB) (1987 – 1995) 

The Short
Wheelbase model carried through from ’87 to ’95, and the easiest way to
distinguish a “Classic” from a new model (4.0/4.6
Range Rover, or
Range Rover 4.4
) is at the roof line.  If it has
rain gutters, it’s a Classic.  (See pictures for

When Shopping On-line look
for the Model code of RC for parts that will fit
your vehicle. A small number of parts will only fit the Long Wheel Base
(LWB) vehicles and are indicated in the product title.

Rover Classic  – Long Wheel Base 
(LWB) (1993 – 1995)

Wheelbase model from ’93 to ’95.  (See pictures for

NOTE: When Shopping On-line,
a small number of parts will only fit the Short Wheel Base (SWB)
vehicles and are indicated in the product title. There is also a
sub-vehicle – the Range Rover Classic 1995 model. While this vehicle
shares many of the same parts as all Classics, it also shares some
parts with the Discovery I vehicle.

Rover Classic – County / Great Divide  /

Were all limited editions of this already
exclusive SUV and can be distinguished by the identifying badges on the

Notes on Range Rover
Classic vehicles:

"late" 1990 – Factory anti-roll bars introduced.
1990 – ABS Brakes added
1991 – front door hinges no longer visible.
1995 – airbags introduced.

Range Rover Classic Vehicle Identification Numbers
(V.I.N. #):  

SALHV114*HA  – 1987
SALHV114*JA – 1988
SALHV124*KA – 1989
SALHV124*LA – 1990
SALHV124*MA – 1991
SALHV124*NA – 1992
SALHV124*PA – 1993
SALHV124*RA – 1994
SALHV124*SA – 1995

Range Rover Classic

(1987-1994) ZF 4 spd. auto. 
(1995)  4HP-24 auto.

Range Rover Classic Transfer

(1987-88) LT230 30D00001C
(1989-94) Borg-Warner  
(1995) 44-62-003 – pink label auto.

Range Rover Classic Engine

Displ.  Number Comp. Ratio App. Years
3.5 31D 8.13:1 1987-88
3.9 38D 8.12:1 1989-92
3.9 36D 9.35:1 1993-94  
4.2 40D 8.94:1 1993-95 LWB


Range Rover 4.0/4.6
(1995 – 2002)

new rounded body shape of the new-model Range Rover makes it easy to
distinguish from its somewhat boxy predecessor.  The plastic
molded bumpers are integrated into the design, as are the headlamps,
fog lamps and roof molding strips with trap doors were added for roof
rack mounting, eliminating the rain gutters. 

The major difference between 4.0 and 4.6
models is found under the hood, with the 4.6 (introduced in ’96)
referring to the larger 4.6 displacement engine. 

Range Rover 4.0SE Vehicle
Identification Numbers (V.I.N. #):  

SALL*****SA – 1995/96
SALPV124*VA – 1997  
SALPV124*WA – 1998  
SALPV124*XA – 1999
SALPV124*YA – 2000  

Range Rover 4.6HSE Vehicle
Identification Numbers (V.I.N. #):  

SALPV144*TA – 1996  
SALPV144*VA – 1997
SALPV144*WA – 1998
SALPV144*XA – 1999
SALPV144*YA  – 2000  

Range Rover 4.0/4.6 Engine

Displ. Number Comp. Ratio App. Years
4.0 42D 9.35:1 1995-00  
4.6 46D 9.35:1 1996-00


considered collector’s items, the earliest model Land
Rover Series
were the toughest, most versatile vehicles on
and off the road.  Although the model number didn’t change,
the engine and wheelbase often did, as engineers had decided from the
beginning to identify only major production changes. 
Wheelbases for instance – measured from hub center to hub center –
changed three times on the Series I, so it’s important to know
the model year before ordering parts.  If you’re not sure of
the year, these clues may help.  One
word of caution however: many of these vehicles have been in-and-out of
garages over the course of their lives and often include retrofitted
parts mixed from model to model, so the clues should be considered
guidelines only. 


Series I

The original Series I had an 80" wheelbase and a 1.6-liter
displacement.  In 1952 the engine displacement increased to
2.0 liters.  In 1954, the wheelbase was extended to 86" and a
107" wheelbase pickup model was added.  In 1956, the wheelbase
changed again to 88" and to 109", and a 2.0-liter diesel engine was
offered as an option. 



II  – Early (1958 thru 1960)

power and a new body style distinguished the Series II from its
rough-and-ready predecessor. The alteration from a flat fender
treatment to a curved look is the only major styling change here. The
new body style included sill panels to hide the chassis and the
exhaust. The engine was bumped up to a more powerful 2.25 liters, while
the wheelbase options remained at 88" and 109".
A Station Wagon version was introduced (the first SUV?)
sporting a full hard top with tropical roof, sliding windows, Alpine
glass, roof vent, rear door & full interior trim.
Look for a steel front grille with three holes for airflow and chrome
rings around the headlamps.

IIA  – Late (1961 to early 1971)

Series IIA’s are often referred to as "early" or "late"…the fall of
1967 being the dividing line.  The big change involved the
polarity of the electric system and a centrally located wiper mounted
on the dash. 

1967 "late" – single wiper motor is added to center of the
1969 – headlights moved from the center radiator grille to the wings
and the
sill panels narrowed from 5" to 3".

"Transitional" IIA: Three holes for airflow and an almost rectangular
steel grille that looks like an upside-down "T".

Late Series IIA: Three holes for airflow and a large steel grille that
looks like a fat "+" sign.

Series III
(late 1971 to 1984)

keep the owners guessing, the Series IIA became the Series III in the
fall of 1971, with some "transitional" alterations along the
The new Series III sported a revised fascia with a modern black plastic
safety dash. The instruments were moved in front of
the driver, and a fully synchronized gearbox was introduced.

Series III – a plastic radiator grille and dash.

How to Read
your Land Rover’s VIN Number

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