Identification plate – Type and serie number

The identification plate is riveted under the bonnet at the top of the right part of the front aprons.

It includes, from top to bottom:

  • The company name
  • The Parisian address of the manufacturer at that time
  • The type (203)
  • The serial number
  • The weight
  • The lubrication details.

The serial number identifies the vehicle and this number is often also stamped on the body next to the identification plate.  

This is done in order to avoid changes to the manufacturer’s plate or any more or less illegal operations on the identity and body of the vehicle.

The serie number is also stamped on the engine block, in front of the gasoline pump. So it is possible to check if the engine is the original one or if it has been changed subsequently.

The second plate with engraved carrosserie (body) number and type is independent of the serial number and type. The bodywork number allowed the manufacturer and mechanics to define the exact model of the hull available to your vehicle. An overview of all carroserie types can be found in the carrosserie page,

Overview of the serie numbers

YearSerie number
19491.100.001 – 1.113.843
19501.113.844 – 1.158.883
19511.158.884 – 1.212.161
19521.212.162 – 1.272.000
19531.272.001 – 1.334.380
19541.334.381 – 1.387.703
1.700.001 – 1.706.500
19551.706.501 – 1.778.000
19561.778.001 – 1.821.730
19571.821.731 – 1.854.808
19581.854.809 – 1.879.254
19591.879.255 – 1.901.074
19601.901.075 – 1.908.056