The first line of a data plate indicates the Model
- 1934 8 cylinder is 850Y or 850X
- 1934 6 cylinder is 652Y or 652X
- 1935 8 cylinder is 851
- 1935 6 cylinder is 653
- 1936 8 cylinder is 852
1936 6 cylinder is 654
The second line is the Serial Number which is a numerical code followed by an alphabetical suffix.
The serial is derived from the number stamped on the right hand front frame rail, plus a count of 1000.
Example: if a 1934 car frame number is 1100, the serial will 2100.
Example: if a 1935 or 1936 car has a frame number of 3120, the serial number will be 4120 except if it is supercharged.
If supercharged, the serial number is prefixed with a 3, so frame of 3120 would be serial 34120.
The alphabetical suffix indicates body type:
- A – Sedan
- B – Brougham
- C – Touring
- E – Speedster
- F – Cabriolet
- G – Victoria
- H – Phaeton Sedan
- K – 7-Passanger Sedan
- L – Chassis
- M – Coupe
The third line of Data plate is Engine number: a combination of alphabetical indicator and number.
The alpha-plus-number is found hand stamped onto a boss located on the left front top of the engine.
- 6 cyl prefix WF and a sequence of block
- 8 cyl will be one of the following prefixes followed by a sequence number:
- GA – came with cast iron head. Used in commercial vehicles and in some early 1935 cars, possibly to use the stock up
- GG – came with aluminum head, standard production
- GH- supercharged engine