On a 1961 Land Rover Dormobile
This badge is on a 1961 Land
Rover Dormobile and is most likely the first style used with
Land Rover Dormobiles. The change over to the next badge is believed to be summer or early fall 1962.
The stamped number appears to be a 'U' followed by the serial number without
year and configuration designations.
Found on 1962 through 1968 Land Rover Dormobiles
This style badge has been verified
as correct on late 1962 through 1968 Land Rover Dormobiles. The ID
sequence of late 1962 and 1963 Dormobiles were "U" followed by 626
or 625 to designate 4 bunk or 2 bunk layout, followed by
the last digit of the year followed by a dot, then the serial
The serial number on later
plates were serial #, dot, last digit of year made, dot, 626
or 625 to designate the bunk layout.
A 1964 five door Land Rover Dormobile was converted with just Dormatic seats. No lifting top, no rear furniture. It's ID plate is a "U", serial number, dot, followed by the last digit of the year made. There was no 626 designation as it was a special. Another Land Rover Dormobile converted to the same configuration was just stamped "special" on the ID plate.
On a 1969 Land Rover Dormobile
This is the newer
style Dormobile ID plate. Best guess so far is that Martin
Walter used it from 1969 through to the end of Series
IIA production, 1971.
During the 1960's the year designation was the last digit
of the year. During the 1970's the year designation was the
last two year digits
On a 1974 Series III Land Rover Dormobile
Series III Land Rover Production
started in the fall of 1971. Series III Land Rover Dormobiles
had a plastic instrument panel leaving
no metal surfaces to pop rivet a metal badge to. Martin Walter
switched to a
stick on label which they mounted on the centre inside bulkhead
area below the instrument panel.
The ID number appears to read: 75024.74.626