Max Build Year

A frequently asked question is what year was my MAX built?

The table below should help! If your vehicle’s serial number is 21440 or greater, please scroll down.

FROM SERIAL  TO SERIAL  Build Year
313 2375 1970
2376 3114 1971
3115 3296 1972
3297 3801 1973
3802 4530 1974
4531 4799 1975
4800 5122 1976
5123 5493 1977
5494 6057 1978
6058 6590 1979
6591 6826 1980
6827 6953 1981
6954 7082 1982
7083 7198 1983
7199 7397 1984
7398 7580 1985
7581 7756 1986
7757 7936 1987
7937 8242 1988
8243 8625 1989
8626 9103 1990
9104 9473 1991
9474 9938 1992
9939 10555 1993
10556 11297 1994
11298 12353 1995
12354 13504 1996
13505 14644 1997
14645 15584 1998
15585 16568 1999
16569 17576 2000
17577 18198 2001
18199 18770 2002
18771 19167 2003
19168 19428 2004
19429 19717 2005
19718 20002 2006
20003 20168 2007
20169 20342 2008
20343 20434 2009
20435 20503 2010
20504 20602 2011
20603 20872 2012
20873 21439 2013
21440 2014

*Between 1975 and 1977 numbers in the range 10xxx were allocated to RIM (pre-MAX IV) machnies.

If you bought or sold a MAX vehicle between August 2013 and 2017, then you can help us to help you by adding your vehicle details to the records of Max built. We have complete records up to serial number 21439, so if your serial number is lower, you can disregard this request.

    I am prepared to provide additional information on my vehicle. Please contact me if you need to know more

    Why are we requesting this information?

    We are trying to document what might otherwise become a lost generation of Max vehicles: undocumented, hard to support, risky to buy and difficult to sell-on.

    All records relating to vehicles built and sold between August 2013 – Spring 2017 (including serial number, types, dates, quantities, configuration, modifications, build state) have been lost by the company that owned MAX during that period.

    Nor has any coherent information or design documentation been provided for the various modifications made to the 2013 (Recreatives Industries Inc.) build standards. All Reference Vehicles appear to have been disposed of.

    Of particular concern is that we have no information regarding ongoing compliance with important international standards such as CE Certification. The Recreatives generation of Max were CE certified, albeit against earlier versions of the standard, but it is not clear whether any necessary re-certification has taken place to align with recent legislation changes, to review this compliance upon change of ownership in 2013 or to document and demonstrate compliance on change of design since then. The responsibility for assuring that claimed compliance is valid lies not only with the manufacturer making the claim, but also the importer, dealer and employer – .and penalties for incorrectly claimed compliance can be significant, particularly where injuries arise and litigation ensues.

    Because of these various issues, and in the absence of any documentation or records, we are unable to adopt this generation of vehicles as an OEM supported product and future MAX development will be based upon the last-known good and complete design information baseline (Aug 2013 – RI), which was CE certified.

    The next generation of design will leap-frog the 2013-17 generation, with any desirable features completely redesigned, fully documented and properly supported.  However we have no wish to cut recent new owners adrift, so we will be attempting to rebuild as much of the missing information as possible over forthcoming months so that we can provide some level of coherent support for these vehicles in the future. If the registration response is sufficient we may undertake to investigate and provide solutions to specific issues arising, either by offering reversionary modifications or improved solutions. Doing this properly will, we regret take time, but this is the first step.