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You can use the charts below to quickly identify the original year of issue for the three main registration formats.

Please remember when choosing a registration that you can only assign it to a vehicle of the same age or newer than the registration itself. So, for example, if you selected a 17 series New style reg (2017), you'd only be able to display it on a vehicle first registered on or after this date. You couldn't put it on a 55 reg (2005) vehicle.

The golden rule is that you can't make a vehicle look younger than it is!

Suffix Letter Age Identifier

YEAR OF RELEASE SUFFIX
1963 A
1964 B
1965 C
1966 D
1967 E
1967 F
1968 G
1969 H
1970 J
1971 K
1972 L
1973 M
1974 N
1975 P
1976 R
1977 S
1978 T
1979 V
1980 W
1981 X
1982 Y

Prefix Letter Age Identifier

YEAR OF RELEASE PREFIX
1983 A
1984 B
1985 C
1986 D
1987 E
1988 F
1989 G
1990 H
1991 J
1992 K
1993 L
1994 M
1995 N
1996 P
1997 R
1998 S
1999 T
1999 V
2000 W
2000 X
2001 Y

New Style Number Age Identifier

YEAR OF RELEASE1st MARCH to
31st AUGUST
1st SEPTEMBER to
28/29th FEBRUARY
2001/02 51
2002/030252
2003/040353
2004/050454
2005/060555
2006/070656
2007/080757
2008/090858
2009/100959
2010/111060
2011/121161
2012/131262
2013/141363
2014/151464
2015/161565
2016/171666
2017/181767
2018/191868
2019/201969
2020/212070

Last updated: Thursday 30th May 2019

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