Chassis Numbers

One of main effort of the Racing Sports Cars project is to trace race histories of individual cars. An important part of this goal is to try to collect as many chassis numbers as possible. We list them usually next to the car name. Not all cars in the past were assigned either with chassis number plate eventually some other kind of VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) or it is almost impossible to find the number out. In this case we use own notation, which is usually standardised for a particular type of car followed by some clear identity, such as first driver or team name, first year of appearance, registration number, etc. Such RSC notation of car identity is always followed (suffixed) by a hash symbol # to distinguish it from standard VIN or chassis number.

Despite we put our best effort to show the correct chassis number and car identity, it is almost impossible with the amount of data, lack of this kind of information and also some tendency to manipulate some histories, to be quite correct. So it should be considered to have just informative value providing race fans an opportunity to follow history of any car on race by race basis, often complemented by a photo documentation.

In this future we plan to expand this part of the RSC website and provide some kind of overview of built cars by chassis numbers for most notable makes and type model. For the time being we recommend you to visit another archive of this type at this link.

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54 - Healey Silverstone #E55