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AAAARRRRRGGGHHHH I brought my NA plate 1990 Eunos back from New Zealand (it was a previous used import from japan) with me. Going through hoops to register it. The Mot station say they need the actual day it left the factory, I can find the month and year, but not the day. No idea why they need that, but has anyone got any advice.
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I imagine it's a Eunos Roadster rather than a Miata. Anyway I think you might have to ask Mazda if their homologations dept can provide a date of manufacture from the car's VIN. I guess you don't have whatever NZ's equivalent of a V5C is, giving a date of first use? What documents do you have?
 

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I imagine it's a Eunos Roadster rather than a Miata. Anyway I think you might have to ask Mazda if their homologations dept can provide a date of manufacture from the car's VIN. I guess you don't have whatever NZ's equivalent of a V5C is, giving a date of first use? What documents do you have?
oops you're right, now edited. The NZ document just gives year of manufacture, we have been onto the Japan partner website and that narrowed it down to February.
 

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If you can prove it's February 1991 with independent evidence then I'd be surprised if the DVLA would not accept that's as good as the information is going to get for a 30 year old car.

The UK MX-5 Owners Club doesn't keep a big register of everything but they do have a list of UK Special Editions. While you wouldn't be able to usefully compare VINs, as the Roadster VIN has a different format, the engine number might help. The B6 engines seem to have been numbered and fitted in sequence. They list several Feb '91 cars complete with build date and engine number;

Engine 743284 is in a car built 29/01/1991
Engine 747448 is in a car built 09/02/1991
Engine 749752 is in a car built 16/02/1991
Engine 750532 is in a car built 19/02/1991
Engine 751175 is in a car built 20/02/1991
Engine 751990 is in a car built 22/02/1991
Engine 752392 is in a car built 25/02/1991
Engine 752008 is in a car built 25/02/1991
Engine 753644 is in a car built 28/02/1991
 

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