|off_assembly_date||Thursday, 10th April 1997 @ 00:00:00|
|brochure_model_desc||MGF TL5 K1.8i 120ps Man|
|engine||K Series 1800 120bhp|
|trimlevel||MY1995 TL 5|
it has the VVC engine, cant see the gear box ID plate, every thing about it looks like a 1.8 non VVCNot really enough information to be sure what your query is tbh.
The VIN certainly appears to be a bit of an anomaly - the code letter for the engine (eighth letter - G) gives it as a 1.8 non-VVC (120), but the code letter for the transmission (ninth letter - B) is for a 1600 Manual (115). As it is a Rover Australia VIN plate (rather than a Rover Group one fitted at Longbridge), I wonder if someone has made a mistake when punching the VIN sequence onto the Australian plate? or was the Australia market 120 fitted with the 115 ratio gearbox? Does the VIN on the plate match the VIN stamped into the bodyshell? (should be to the rear of where the VIN plate is fitted I think), and the one which should be visible through the bottom corner of the windscreen?
You could try entering the full VIN (without the first three letters) into the relevant page on www.mg-rover.info - this should tell you what the car was entered on the build records as (if the VIN is correct).