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Ideas on my HR build date? - HR73814M

Hi

Trying to figure out approximately when my car was built. I find it a funny thing today to not be able to trace back to a build date for something as substantial as a car, but then again times were simpler in so many ways back then....

Motor and gearbox have been swapped out. Unknown regarding steering column so won't trust whatever that number says.

Chassis ID is HR73814M so I know it's from Melbourne and I know there were a tad over 250k built in total but not sure when ~74k from Melbourne would put it date wise...

Cheers for any help.

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mine is 73394 so very close and it was built in June 1967..only problem is it was Adelaide...somewhere else I read was about 80,000 made in Sydney..that leaves me thinking yours would be around the third quarter of 67...

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Andrew

Thanks. Good basis. If anyone has known history of a Melbourne HR around similar ID that would help get closer

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SteveC

Have a look at the wiper arms under the dash. There's a date on them.

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mine match closely so I made the same recommendation to another person asking and the dates of his came back as a HD and not HR which was confusing as its not the kind of thing you would expect to get changed...

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I'll have a look at mine a bit later. On one van I've changed the steering column, so not sure what I can compare it to.

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