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Old 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?


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Old 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

I.E:
**07*** = Early 2007
**58*** = Late 2008

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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_number_plate
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Great!
Now, I got it...
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Old 31st December 2010, 16:13   #6 (permalink)
 
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A 56 plate could also be an 07 car upto march 07


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^^^^ +1 ... is it tax year 6 month intervals ?
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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
SM56 EEA
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 -
SM11 EEA
Then on 1st September 2011 it would be -
SM61 EEA

The current system will last up till 2050, but will need to change from March 2051. Assuming we are all still here that is.

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wonder what they will change to after 2050? back to prefix?
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Yeah my ctr is a 56 plate registered on the 28/2/2007
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The wikipedia article covers it all quite well I feel.
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