I´ve got this picture from firstname.lastname@example.org.
He saw this plate in Riga/Lithuania and wants to know what it could be.
I´m not able to identify it. (Is it possible, that Netherland´s diplos have the ´CD´ not only at the beginning ?)
Perhaps someone can help to identify these plates.
The first one I’ve obtained through a friend who got it in a plate shop in Morocco. The letters are stickers and the numbers are embossed. What could it be ?
The second one was found on ebay. Unfortunately I did not win the auction. What might it be ?
Of course the expected number of foreign cars with uncommon numberplates could be seen parked next to the Vienna ´Hofburg´castle.
Remarkable was, that no car wore the necessary distinguish sign (oval) and most countries could only be identified by experienced spotters.
The car showed in the attached pictures arrived together with and parked next to an arabian colleague from Qatar, so probably it´s a translated arabian plate, but nothing else supplied references to the place of origin.
As so often in Austria the executive elected the path of least resistance. The traffic police observed the race, received all cars at the parking place, perhaps also puzzling about their backgroud, and did nothing…
You only have to show yourself as VIP and all bow down!
To see a car from Senegal, in Britain, in about 1950, would have been a big slice of luck. Here is John Pemberton’s sighting, on an Austin A40 Devon car – unusual to find in a French territory.
Can Francoplaque help to explain why the plate is ‘dark on light’, perhaps, as we think all were white on black then?
Note that it carries the light-alloy ‘F’ ‘oval’ which was so common in early times. As Senegal was not independent until 1960, this car could have carried an ‘AOF’ oval, is it was part of Afrique Occidentale Francai
This early VW also carries the alloy ‘F’ sign, because its plate is from the pre-1956 independence, French Moroccan series – 1356 MA 15.
And concluding this foray into interesting French series, John captured a CD of an unknown type to me, carried on a rare Austin A40 Sports, made predominantly for the USA.
(Or is the car carrying the wrong international oval??)
Francoplaque! M’aider, m’aider!
Member John Pemberton saw a Jeep in Piccadilly, London, in the 1950s, and having no camera, transcribed its Bengali/Nepali/w.h.y. script. Can one of our specialists identify that plate?
Nepal has been suggested. A Nepali looked like this:
Surprisingly, at March 2013, no readers have ventured any more suggestions – where are those accumulated years of experience???? (VB)
Now see a good suggestion from EU 575 below….
This BMW2000S coupé was parked in Queens Gate, London for about a year during the 1970s, bearing this unexplained plate. Next to it was an Austin Mini with similar plates, which I didn’t photograph, it seems! Once I saw the driver and he claimed that the cars were from Burundi – but I have never believed it…. What do YOU think?
The BMW was seen and photographed by another Europlate member, Simon Brazel, by coincidence. Do you still have your photo, Simon?