The Registers, TA to TF
Well if you’ve read the post on ‘how to become a member of the T Register’, you will understand the rather tortuous title …
The T Register holds the world’s most complete records of all T Types. There are two separate records
- We hold a record of what T Types are still in existence and known to the T Register. You can search on the Licence plate (and this includes overseas Licence plates where known) and you can also search on the chassis number of the car.
- We have the factory records of production, so you if you know the chassis number of a car, you can check, say, what the number of its original engine was. And if you have an engine which you think was not original to the car, you can check in which car it was originally installed. And in the case of TFs, you can decipher what original colour it was and where in the world (roughly) it was delivered to.
For the latter, please note the instructions you get after clicking the link for the correct format for searching.
For the former, you can add a car or update details of a car already known. If a search is not successful you will be given the option to provide details of your car by clicking on the Add This Car button. This will display a form for you to complete, including the option to include a photo (image) where a chassis number is provided. You can also use this form by clicking on the Update Car button if you want to update car details after a successful search. In either case these details will be forwarded to the appropriate Registrar for verification before being uploaded into the relevant register.
It is important that you provide an email address through which you can be contacted if the registrar has any queries on your submission. The Registrars endeavour to update their respective registers at least monthly, so it may be a short while before your input arrives at the online register.
You can also upload or change a photo at any time for a car known to the T Register by clicking on the Upload/Change Photo button after a successful search. Note, however, that only one photo can be held for a car at any one time. Also we cannot, at present, associate a photograph with a car that does not have a chassis number.
There is also a guide to T Type chassis and engine number identification available.