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On 1/11/2021 at 6:19 PM, quicksilver said:

Not so much a great plate as a curious one seen last week. A local UK company but S9-1-RVB sure isn't a UK plate. The blue band says NL but the format, font and colour are all wrong for a normal Dutch plate and I can't find any reference to temporary export/transit plates in this form. Any ideas?

Don't think it's a Dutch transit plate - it doesn't match the following definition (translated ) - 

Transit or transit registration plate - The transit registration plate is for vehicles subject to registration that do not have or have had a Dutch registration plate and are therefore allowed to drive by road through all countries - in Europe and worldwide. The number plate is white with black inscription. The licence plate consists of 1 number followed by 2 letters followed by a combination of 3 numbers and / or letters. The transit registration plate is valid up to 14 days after issue of the registration plate.

Dutch plates beginning with S are either from Saba, a Dutch possession in the Caribbean

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Or, again translated, Vehicles that have to drive to the place of investigation for (registration) investigation. The meaning of this seems, literally, to be lost in translation but I suspect it's something to do with inspecting and registering one off vehicles (like the DVLA do with kit cars). Perhaps this lorry was bespoke and needed a special inspection, but the plate would be in this format (with an S, not an F).

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Also, from the tax/MOT checker...

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4 hours ago, martc said:

Don't think it's a Dutch transit plate - it doesn't match the following definition (translated ) - 

Transit or transit registration plate - The transit registration plate is for vehicles subject to registration that do not have or have had a Dutch registration plate and are therefore allowed to drive by road through all countries - in Europe and worldwide. The number plate is white with black inscription. The licence plate consists of 1 number followed by 2 letters followed by a combination of 3 numbers and / or letters. The transit registration plate is valid up to 14 days after issue of the registration plate.

Dutch plates beginning with S are either from Saba, a Dutch possession in the Caribbean

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Or, again translated, Vehicles that have to drive to the place of investigation for (registration) investigation. The meaning of this seems, literally, to be lost in translation but I suspect it's something to do with inspecting and registering one off vehicles (like the DVLA do with kit cars). Perhaps this lorry was bespoke and needed a special inspection, but the plate would be in this format (with an S, not an F).

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Also, from the tax/MOT checker...

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Some good detective work there, thanks. I reckon it's most likely an 'inspection' plate as that lorry has bespoke bodywork so it's likely to need whatever the Dutch equivalent of SVA might be. It's plausible that they ran out of S-12-34 plates and changed to S-12-ABC format but the font and layout are still weird so maybe it's a Dutch reg on plates made outside the Netherlands. I guess the only way to find out is to ask the operator.  

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On 22/12/2020 at 20:16, Jerzy Woking said:

I've not seen a single Spanish humorous plate. Probably unlikely as all plates here are randomly generated and issued with four numbers followed by three letters.

Spanish plates are randomly generated and assigned to the car. But there was some buzz some years ago when #### HDP plates started being issued (HDP meaning Hijo de P*ta)

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That's excellent.  The car has been doing a steady 2/3k since mot records began so I'm guessing the same owner has had it long term and just used it as an honest form of transport, no delusions of grandeur there.

Quite the opposite to a misspelled/ illegally spaced/ wrong font/ screws in a funny place WAYNE plate on a rented double cab pickup.

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On 24/01/2021 at 09:39, Sham said:

That Micra, I'll bet that that plate has been in the family for decades. It's amazing how often you see obviously very expensive plates on very ordinary cars.

I like to see it, it means the owner values what they have over what they can get for it.

The last time I saw an Edwardian plate was something like 30 years ago on a Renault 9. The plate was X 8 which is now on a 2.3l diesel Fiat.

AAA 1 is also round these parts.

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2 hours ago, High Jetter said:

I know I'm wearing glasses, but isn't that a spectacle lift on the back end? Vehicle 1: on the bed, 2: tow

So it is, it's so neatly tucked under that I didn't even notice it. Things must have moved on since the days of the big spec lifts sticking up out of the back that I remember.

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On 1/24/2021 at 9:39 AM, Sham said:

That Micra, I'll bet that that plate has been in the family for decades. It's amazing how often you see obviously very expensive plates on very ordinary cars.

I like to see it, it means the owner values what they have over what they can get for it.

I know someone very well who, when in young in the 1960s, went to look at a Riley which was priced at £40.  Supposedly it was £20 for the car and £20 for the plate which was three characters and a one. Even in those days such notable number plates had some value. During the test drive the owner managed to go round a bend, putting the car into a hedge and bending the wing. The owner then said he could have the car and plate for £20 which was duly excepted.  The person still has this number plate, which, in theory is worth a chunk of cash, but he doesn't need the money so he just has it on an old classic of his.

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