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fogdot
03-08-2007, 08:24 PM
I've had my TR3 for about 3 weeks now, and am learning fast.
The chassis number is TS64503, but what is the EB number posted on the firewall with it. EB66504?

Mickey Richaud
03-08-2007, 08:40 PM
Welcome to the Forum!

The chassis number (TS......) is the Commission Number - basically the VIN. The "EB" number is a body number.

YankeeTR
03-09-2007, 11:09 AM
I'm sure someone will fill in the correct info...but one # is the Mulliner #...this is the company that built the bodies for Triumph...and Rolls-Royce and others...

Andrew Mace
03-09-2007, 12:43 PM
I'm pretty sure that the "EB" number -- one of two body numbers on most TR2-3A (TR3Bs have only one) -- is a number assigned to the fully painted and trimmed body awaiting joining to a completed chassis. The other number is the "body in white" number.

As for the "Mulliner" name, I believe that the so-named company that built bodies for Triumph is NOT the same Mulliners that did custom Rolls-Royce bodies, although they might have been related somehow.

NickMorgan
03-09-2007, 03:22 PM
That's about as close a commission number to mine as I have seen. I have TS64566L with EB62851. It is interesting that they vary by about 2000 from the commission number, but mine is 2000 less and yours is 2000 more!
According to Bill Piggott's Orginal TR book the EB number was attached by Standard Triumph once the car was painted and trimmed, which is why it is close to the commission number. The other brass plate below the EB number shows the Mulliner number. I have heard that the Mulliner number should be painted, but the EB number should remain unpainted brass.