Some more of John Pemberton’s photos of European plates seen in postwar Britain…..
Can anyone throw light on the Polish Diplomatic (Chrysler Airflow?) reg. B 00069(?) (pictures 3 & 4)
And T 38, Picture 7, which John has identified as Greek – but is it???
An American Nash from Adapazari, Turkey in 1950s London, snapped by J. Pemberton.
2340 – The window displays a ‘Visitor to Britain’ flag on this Monegasque unidentified car, shot by John Pemberton c.1950.
R is the code for Reykjavik, Iceland, on a Jeep Waggoneer, early 1950s. Pemberton archive
IF this T 38 is a Greek plate, as John believes, might it be a Thessaloniki temporary importation customs registration? Seen Upper Regent Street, London circa 1950.
373-TT 8H – An American Packard visiting France temporarily in the 1948 has been given a set of Temporary Transit plates at the port of entry – H for Cherbourg, 8 for 1948 (or 1938). This series ran from 1933-1955. Very possibly, the car also carried it’s original American plate at the rear, as was the habit of the time. Pemberton archive
4515 RQ 1. A Citroen Light 15 from Departement of Ain (1), seen in London in the early 1950s. This series started in April 1950, but using only 3 serial numbers – this has four – 4515 – why? Pemberton archive
2028 QJ 5 – 5 was from Hautes-Alpes (Gap) from 1950 to August 1951, when 05 replaced the single 5. This plate has a four-serial registration 2028 , though three numerals were the norm until June 1965…… (Francoplaque?) Pemberton
8 = Ardennes, from the 1950 series.
9709 YD on an unidentified convertible car is thought to be French, but if so, which series?? Pemberton
346148, a late example of the Belgian series which issued from 1926 to 1953.
S 5.320 – Austrian Morris Minor from Music City, Salzburg. Pemberton
That’s all of the Pemberton European pictures. A few Africans, Middle Easterners and South Americans to come before we close his fortunately-found album. Thanks, John!