|31st December 2010, 15:50||#1 (permalink)|
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What does "56 plate" mean, please?
Iīve seen many posts, here, mentioning "56 plate", which I donīt understand.
Could somebody tell me what this means, please?
Happy New Year for everybody!
|31st December 2010, 15:54||#2 (permalink)|
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Its the UK registration plates, the '56' denotes year and half year.
so **56 TYN (example) means Late 2006, as basic as i can think to word it maybe someone else can do better
**07*** = Early 2007
**58*** = Late 2008
Happy new year buddy
|31st December 2010, 15:55||#3 (permalink)|
In the UK, you can tell the year of the car by the number plate.
It also (these days) changes half way through a year.
So, for example, an 06 car is from early 2006, a 56 car is from late 2006, a 07 car is from early 2007, a 57 car is from late 2007.
|1st January 2011, 16:24||#8 (permalink)|
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Current UK registration plates consist of -
2 letters - region in the UK where vehicle was first registered
2 numbers - age identifier
3 letters - random
The age identifier changes twice a year - 1st March and 1st September.
A random example using the 56 age identifier
Car was registered in Edinburgh(SM)between 1st September 2006 and 28th February 2007(56). The last 3 letters are completely random.
To use the above plate to show the newest registration in use right now -
SM60 EEA (registered in Edinburgh between 1st September 2010 and 28th February 2011).
On 1st March 2011 the above plate would read -
Then on 1st September 2011 it would be -
The current system will last up till 2050, but will need to change from March 2051. Assuming we are all still here that is.
Last edited by Ron240; 1st January 2011 at 16:26.
|1st January 2011, 21:39||#11 (permalink)|
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