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APK



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Locate Series Land Rover in Nigeria

This is a long shot.
I wish to locate a Series Land Rover used in the 70s in Nigeria.
Identifying the VIN associated with the vehicle registration number that I have, would allow me to verify the vehicle if I was to place a local advertisement.
Appreciate if anyway can direct me to the vehicle registration department, or have any ideas on the best may to locate the vehicle e.g. which local classifieds etc.

Thanks in advance!
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Is/was it a British-registered vehicle?

If not, and you are trying to find the VIN/chassis number of a Nigerian registration, then I have no idea how you'd go about it.

If it is a British registration, although I don't think that there is any way that you can find out the VIN/chassis number, you might, if it was around recently enough to be registered on the DVLA computer, be able to find out if it is still on the road or when it was last on the road. It rather depends when it disappeared, if indeed it has disappeared.

I think that this is longer than a "long shot", it is an unbelievably long shot! Good luck!

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Quote:
Is/was it a British-registered vehicle?

No, registered in Nigeria
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If not, and you are trying to find the VIN/chassis number of a Nigerian registration, then I have no idea how you'd go about it.

Was hoping someone could point me towards the Nigerian DVLA equivalent.
Also, I know the company that purchased the vehicle from JLR, so if I can narrow down to a VIN range based on sales records that would be great.
Classic land rover team can only give me date and spec, British motor industry heritage trust can only provide build record details when they are provided with a VIN.

The vehicle was used by my father when he was stationed in Nigeria. If I locate the chassis, I hope to rebuild it.

Once I have the VIN, I hope to place a newspaper ad to locate it through Reg#, but if I do not have the VIN beforehand to validate, I'm sure there will be quite a few 'sellers' Wink

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I think that this is longer than a "long shot", it is an unbelievably long shot! Good luck!


Thank you & agreed! Laughing Hoping to get lucky!

Post #598193 1st Feb 2017 12:52am
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The last time I was in Nigeria I did see a Land Rover graveyard on the side of the road out of Lagos. There must have been 50 or 60 vehicles being stripped for parts to keep others going. It was quite the sight.

May I ask what the significance of this vehicle is?

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This where uk land rover go be used for spare, working in Abuja two year ago land rover in bits with UK reg plates pickup 90 TD5 2006

HT 90 TD5 2003

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The FRSC is Nigeria's equivalent of the DVLA, if it's run in a similar manner to Ghana you may have a tough time trying to find anything but good luck.

http://frsc.gov.ng/
Contact info copied from their website:

OFFICE
Federal Road Safety Corps
National Headquarters
No. 3 Maputo Street.
Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria

PHONE
122 (Emergency Toll free Line)
0700- CALL FRSC
0700 2255 3772
0807- 769 0362 (Text Messages Only)

EMAIL
info@frsc.gov.ng

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geobloke wrote:
May I ask what the significance of this vehicle is?


The vehicle was used by my father when he was stationed in Nigeria in the 70s. If I locate the chassis, I hope to rebuild it. Very Happy

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Well good luck and let us know if you find it Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Harry.O wrote:
The FRSC is Nigeria's equivalent of the DVLA...


Thanks! Tried the numbers, nobody picks up!
Will drop an email (not very hopeful). Might need to engage a PI...

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Just seen this.

I'm currently in Nigeria, if you can give me the details, I have someone I can ask to look into if for you.

It's a long shot though, they're not really up on their record keeping here. There are a lot of series vehicles around in Lagos mostly carrying sacks of cement and blocks.

Where was your father stationed?

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Just dropped you a pm with the details.
Appreciate any help you can provide, fingers crossed Very Happy

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