Thanks for the group add. I have trawled through quite a few of the pro boards threads already chasing chassis numbers and information in general regarding working out the age of my viscount ambassador caravan. If I can’t find the right info here I’ll definitely be removing some plywood panelling and looking for a year number as suggested in an earlier post!
I’ve only recently purchased my 15ft 6 berth van and believe it to now be a late 60’s model, potentially 1969 based on other posts on here. Some characteristics of my van:
- viscount alumvan ambassador original stickers (pre 70 change) - push windows not wind - white acrylic ‘log cabin’ type panelling - chassis number E5765 (someone on here was looking for an E5)
I will endeavour to post photos up to assist but any help would be greatly appreciated! I’d like to bring this old girl back to life.
Post by Don Ricardo on Apr 11, 2021 21:49:40 GMT 10
Welcome to the forum, and thanks for telling us about your van.
According to the Viscount register compiled by forum member Twocutekelpies, your van with a serial number of E5765 is a Viscoiunt Ambassador built in 1970.
The van with serial number E5637 (so 128 before your serial number) has been dated as 17 February 1970 based on a date found written in the van. That indicates that your van would have been built not long after that one. Part way through 1970 Viscount introduced a new serial number format where the letter of the alphabet (still E for the Ambassadors at that stage) was placed at the end of the numbers. Your van pre-dates that change.
Your van would originally have been decorated with the ‘lightning flashes’ on the side. Are they still visible?
If you can post some photos of your van we should be able to confirm the above. There are instructions on how to post photos here.