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SuperSun64
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January 12, 2021 - 3:10 pm
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Hi all,

I have searched for the answer to this questions with no success so far. 

What dimensions should the characters on the rear plate be please.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Andrew

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January 12, 2021 - 3:22 pm
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I am sorry I should have included that thanks to help from Tim R I am now putting my age related reg on my 1960 D1 Bantam. 

Kind regards

Andrew

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January 12, 2021 - 3:36 pm
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 60 mm  high   45  mm  wide  

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January 12, 2021 - 3:41 pm
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64mm tall 44mm wide except for number 1

see attached

 

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Interesting stuff, Bart. I see that pre 1980 vehicles are now permitted to use black and white numbers rather than just pre - 73. I wonder if this means that they'll allow any 40 year old vehicles in the future to use them? Another small diminution of the classic "cachet" cry

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New guidelines...

 

DVLA kindly requested we share this information with you....

This note is to tell you about important changes being introduced on 1 January 2021 that affect the ability of vehicles registered in the historic tax class to display the old style pre-1973 black and silver number plates.

Following the change in definition of a historic vehicle for vehicle tax exemption purposes in 2015, an issue was identified in the regulatory requirements for the valid display of a black and silver number plate. This resulted in an unintended consequence where any vehicle over 40 years old and registered in the historic tax class would be permitted to display an old style black and silver number plate. This was despite the law previously requiring all vehicles first registered after 1 January 1973 to only display the yellow and white number plates with black characters.

As this was never the intention, we have sought to rectify this through a legal correction which will shortly be implemented. The change seeks to prevent any vehicle constructed after 1 January 1980 from the ability to display the black and silver number plate despite being recorded in the DVLA’s historic tax class. Those vehicles with a construction date prior to 1 January 1980 will continue to be able to legally display black and silver number plates to avoid any undue costs of replacement.

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Aha. Well that's something.

 an issue was identified in the regulatory requirements for the valid display of a black and silver number plate. This resulted in an unintended consequence

That sounds like an administrative «censored»-up in old money.....

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for early motorcycles before we were Metricfied they were
1¾” deep for front plates and 2½” deep for rear
anything bigger you will be reported to the local rivet counter and fail the I want to keep it all original testrolleyes

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Thanks everyone that's very useful. I asked as I purchased a stick on plate via a well known auction site. When I received the item the characters are 47mm tall and 35mm wide. The info I did find suggested this was wrong I just couldn't find the actual dimensions that you guys have now provided. 

Thanks again.

Andrew

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you  can  get   sticky  backed  white  plastic   from   the  hardwaer  shop   &  cut them  yourself   iv had  to  sometimes     [  blue peter stuf ]

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January 14, 2021 - 10:58 am
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Feked have them ...

 

Number Plate Letters - Rear - White 65mm x 45mm A - Z 0 - 9 Stick on white letters - Self adhesive. Price per letter OR number.
 
 
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Also available ** Please log in to view ** ,which popped while I was looking for something else. Lots of other "stuff" too. No affiliation 🙂

 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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January 14, 2021 - 12:14 pm
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Stoo63 said
Also available ** Please log in to view ** ,which popped while I was looking for something else. Lots of other "stuff" too. No affiliation 🙂  

useful site, I could get my racing numbers from there instead of using wheelie bin numbers !!

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