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19 hours ago, Jerzy Woking said:

Odd one today seen on a Hyundai SUV (sorry, no photo as on the bike). Not the exact reg, but my memory thinks it was:

116191 569 65

All numbers, no letters and actual plate was black digits on a yellow background on the rear. Did not see the front plate (I must get some mirrors). Nothing on the plate or car to indicate which country it was from. I suspect it was from Morocco or Algeria, but cannot find any info on 11 digit plates to confirm it.

Could be Algeria - 

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The last two numbers are the 'Wilya' (province) the vehicle was registered in, but these only go as far as 58... Embassy plates also end in two digits (representing the country) but they are much shorter, the example below is for an Italian embassy vehicle -

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http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AF_ALGE.html#GI

I'm not aware of any rules about foreign plates characters having to be in Latin script, but I guess most countries will use these characters for ease. I have definitely seen long distance HGV's with Arabic script number plates in the UK.

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7 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

In the UK, your car will always have its own registration plate and I've never heard of it being given to another. So when you want your private plate back, you write to DVLA who then tell you to use the old one.

So wise friends, if you ever buy a private plate, don't throw away the old one. Put it back on when you sell the car 😃

 

Not always the case - I bought a brand new car (one and only time) and had my private plate put on before delivery, however the dealer seemingly assigned it a normal plate first before transferring on my private one. When I came to sell it on I though I'd save a bit of time and got new plates made up with the originally assigned plate before I got the paperwork back so I'd be ready to fit them right away. But when the paperwork came back the DVLA had assigned it a completely different number so the plates I had ready were a complete waste of money!

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5 hours ago, martc said:

Could be Algeria - 

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The last two numbers are the 'Wilya' (province) the vehicle was registered in, but these only go as far as 58... Embassy plates also end in two digits (representing the country) but they are much shorter, the example below is for an Italian embassy vehicle -

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http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AF_ALGE.html#GI

I'm not aware of any rules about foreign plates characters having to be in Latin script, but I guess most countries will use these characters for ease. I have definitely seen long distance HGV's with Arabic script number plates in the UK.

Could well be. I counted the digits then tried to remember them, so some of the digits I remembered could be wrong. My own registration of 4 numbers and 3 letters is hard enough to remember...

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For anyone interested, a not particularly clear article on Iranian plates here:

https://www.licenseplatemania.com/landenpaginas/iran.htm

This is a photo I took of an Iranian truck in Turkey:

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The domestic plate is in Arabic characters with the muddied 'out of state' plate being underneath.

I see a lot of Turkish trucks in the UK (for those who have never been there... Turkey uses the Latin alphabet pretty much universally), the most 'exotic' plates I've ever seen over here on trucks (i.e. not daft London cars that have been flown in from Dubai) are Belarussian and Ukrainian.

Just been through my Mongol Rally photos trying to find more, have this photo of a totally fucked Zafira in Kyrgyzstan:

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36 minutes ago, Pieman said:

Wondering if that belongs to Nick Whale, ex-racer and now Silverstone Auctions owner - he did used to race BMWs.

Could well be. Is he involved in rallying? This was at Brands Hatch for the annual stage rally. 

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2 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

One of the guys in the MR2 Roadsters group has WH05TWO

I think it's a great plate.

Pretty cool.

A woman has MY02 BLU (or similar) on a Roadster. I remember seeing it on one of the FB groups.

MR2's certainly aren't an easy car to find private plates for.

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16 hours ago, Out Run said:

Pretty cool.

A woman has MY02 BLU (or similar) on a Roadster. I remember seeing it on one of the FB groups.

MR2's certainly aren't an easy car to find private plates for.

There are quite a lot of MR02 Roadsters out there. And TRD  based stuff.

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2 minutes ago, TheOtherStu said:

There are quite a lot of MR02 Roadsters out there. And TRD  based stuff.

Yeah, I guess so. I'm not up on Roadster's. There's nothing that I like for the mk2. Choice is very limited. It's why I got A35 GTE for mine, so it says A 3S-GTE

I had an 'A15' plate for the mk1.5 I used to have, also. If you know, you know. 😄

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