I'm advicing my friend who wants an MG ZT to and today we were looking at a 2001 model, good condition and all, but what wonders me is the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) number looking weird, not as straight and even like on my car. The seller says it was first registered in Germany and has all documents for it.
Notice the bigger "F" in the image, which stands for type of engine mounted (F = 25K4F 190PS, 2500 Petrol).
Can you tell me if the early export ZT's could have had some parts of their VIN added later (after MG deciding which engine to fit in for example?).
Or is there any other reason for those letters looking the way they are? Could this still be original markings?
P.S. All other numbers under the windscreen and on the b post plate have the same letters, but all in the same size.
Is there any other place on the car with VIN that we could check?
Please share your oppinions as the ZT 190's are rare here, and other than the VIN, the car looks and drives great, so my mate is pretty decided already.