Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th December 2012, 14:52   #571
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,588
Thanked: 7,868 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Here is another series I did not have earlier - CAF in Karnataka, probably applicable only to commercial vehicles / municipal busses?

Name:  caf.jpg
Views: 5229
Size:  78.3 KB

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7505640...ol-641997@N25/
karlosdeville is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2012, 15:58   #572
KPS
Distinguished - BHPian
 
KPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,983
Thanked: 4,442 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Here is another series I did not have earlier - CAF in Karnataka, probably applicable only to commercial vehicles / municipal busses?
Karl, this is part of the series exclusive for all vehicles under KSRTC/BMTC. You will also see cars/Jeeps owned by them in the same series

The order of series is MYF, MEF, CAF, KA XX F, KA XX FA

Cheers

KPS

Last edited by KPS : 27th December 2012 at 16:09.
KPS is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2012, 17:55   #573
BHPian
 
sabinesnubbing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dubai
Posts: 330
Thanked: 260 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

KPS,
I have a list of the Mysore MYx series and where they were issued (except MYI but I guess that was never issued). I have a very few of the MEx codes that followed MYx but none of the CAx codes (except now I have CAF).
Do you know if all the ME were issued by the same places as MY were. e.g. MYG/X and MEG/X were Mangalore.
Do you know any more ME or CA codes?
Cheers
Cedric
sabinesnubbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2012, 18:44   #574
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10
Thanked: 8 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

yes, CA series were used till 1989, most of it were Bangalore based RTO registrations. CAG was for Govt Vehicles while CAF was as mentioned used by KSRTC / BMTC.
Best Regards,
Sunil
sunilnp is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2012, 06:58   #575
KPS
Distinguished - BHPian
 
KPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,983
Thanked: 4,442 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by sabinesnubbing View Post
KPS,
I have a list of the Mysore MYx series and where they were issued (except MYI but I guess that was never issued). I have a very few of the MEx codes that followed MYx but none of the CAx codes (except now I have CAF).
Do you know if all the ME were issued by the same places as MY were. e.g. MYG/X and MEG/X were Mangalore.
Do you know any more ME or CA codes?
Cheers
Cedric
Hi Cedric,

The MY series was followed by the ME Series. The ME Series followed the MY series with respect the location as pointed by you, example MYG became MEG, MYC became MEC and so on.

When the C series started, we had CA for Bangalore only and CN & CT for outstation RTO's

CA series was in use till the computerization of numbers and included CAA, CAB, CAC, CAD, CAE, CAF (KSRTC/BMTC), CAG (Govt. Vehicles), CAH, CAI, CAJ, CAK, CAL, CAM, CAN, CAO, CAP, CAQ, CAR, CAS,CAT, CAU, CAV, CAW, CAX, CAY & CAZ.

Cheers

KPS
KPS is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2012, 13:59   #576
BHPian
 
sabinesnubbing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dubai
Posts: 330
Thanked: 260 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

KPS, sunilnp.
Many thanks for this. Your information is most helpful. I am now able to answer some questions but it also raises more of course, being the Indian registration system .

My list shows that the CB series was intended to be Bangalore also (presumably after CA series). I have no photos of CB registered vehicles though. Do you know if CB was ever issued?

My list also shows that CK, CL, CM, CN, CR, CS, CT were all or were all intended to be Karnataka registration series. I have a few photos of CK, CN, CR and CT registration series in use. Does anyone know if the others were ever issued? or which vehicle classes the various serial letters were?

Lastly (well for now anyway) regarding the Bangalore CA series, I have that
CAA, CAW commercial vehicles
CAB, CAC, CAE, CAH, CAJ, CAN, CAO, CAP, CAR, CAT, CAU, CAX, CAY, CAZ private vehicles
CAD, CAI, CAQ 2-wheelers
CAF state RTC
CAG govt

CAK, CAL, CAM, CAS, CAV unknown vehicle type. Can anyone fill in any details please?

Cheers
Cedric
sabinesnubbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2012, 16:07   #577
BHPian
 
voodoochild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune, Bangalore
Posts: 419
Thanked: 174 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by sabinesnubbing View Post

My list also shows that CK, CL, CM, CN, CR, CS, CT were all or were all intended to be Karnataka registration series. I have a few photos of CK, CN, CR and CT registration series in use. Does anyone know if the others were ever issued? or which vehicle classes the various serial letters were?
Karnataka Power Corporation Limited had two jeeps up for auction, registered CKM (1987), CKO (1989) and CNE (1989).

We had a Premier Padmini registered CNO (Mangalore) which was an '88 IIRC.

A friend of mine owns a Yezdi Roadking motorcycle (mid- to late-80s) originally registered CMM, from Mysore.
Another Roadking registered CAU, IIRC from Bangalore.

Cheers,
Rahul

Last edited by voodoochild : 28th December 2012 at 16:29.
voodoochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2012, 16:56   #578
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10
Thanked: 8 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Hi Cedric,
CB series were very limited and used between Dec 1989 to March 1990 after April 1990 we moved to new series starting KA - XX -XX XXXX. RTO Jayanagar Bangalore issued CBK series, do not recall the others being used.
CAK, CAL, CAM, CAS, CAV were all pvt vehicles. in the CA series we did not have differentiation based on 2 wheelers or 4 wheelers, it was either pvt vehicles or commercial vehicles unlike the numbering scheme based on new series post April 1990.
Best Regards
Sunil
sunilnp is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2012, 21:30   #579
BHPian
 
thebulletboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 181
Thanked: 295 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Which state did the PAK series belong to?

Early registration numbers in India-pak.jpg
thebulletboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2013, 17:17   #580
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,944
Thanked: 2,682 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebulletboy View Post
Which state did the PAK series belong to?
This is not an official registration of India.

This is a police registered vehicle, photo taken in 1944! I expected such numbers to have been stopped by 1939. Some more knowledge on registrations gained.

Cheers harit
Attached Images
 
harit is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2013, 17:49   #581
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,319
Thanked: 1,529 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebulletboy View Post
Which state did the PAK series belong to?

Attachment 1032378
Best guess would be Pondicherry?
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2013, 20:15   #582
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,396
Thanked: 925 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
Best guess would be Pondicherry?
I am not sure, but Pondicherry was PYx ,could it not be PUNJAB?
ajay99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2013, 21:52   #583
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,588
Thanked: 7,868 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebulletboy View Post
Which state did the PAK series belong to?

Attachment 1032378
Quote:
Originally Posted by harit View Post
This is not an official registration of India.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
Best guess would be Pondicherry?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajay99 View Post
I am not sure, but Pondicherry was PYx ,could it not be PUNJAB?
PAx series is Punjab. There is a PAO registered Beetle that attends events regularly. I also remember seeing a PAL registered Padmini in Pune years back - what a plate to have for a Fiat!

Quote:
Originally Posted by harit View Post
This is a police registered vehicle, photo taken in 1944! I expected such numbers to have been stopped by 1939. Some more knowledge on registrations gained.Cheers harit
Superb We also remember the late 1920s Chevy Police van registered POLICE 27.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2013, 00:21   #584
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,319
Thanked: 1,529 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

'found this pic. of an old Harley on Facebook. Is this an old (pre-'39) Madras regn., going by the MC?

But werent they something like MC/P?

Name:  242722_1922687899159_5359544_o.jpg
Views: 4616
Size:  66.4 KB
Stanher is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2013, 10:41   #585
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,588
Thanked: 7,868 Times
Default Re: Early registration numbers in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
'found this pic. of an old Harley on Facebook. Is this an old (pre-'39) Madras regn., going by the MC?

But werent they something like MC/P?

Attachment 1041804
If I'm not mistaken this bike was restored by a TBHPian, the photo I think had his dad standing next to it. Must find the post.

MC existed as well, probably before MC/P. There was also MC-1234-X.
karlosdeville is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beware: Fake registration numbers on Imported Cars (proof on Pg 3) v12 The Indian Car Scene 102 9th November 2016 12:15
Transfering from Company registration to Individual registration joshi_pravin The Indian Car Scene 11 5th September 2016 10:11
Delhi: Online auction of fancy car registration numbers sarathlal The Indian Car Scene 5 9th March 2016 13:23
Numerology - Vehicle registration numbers totalling to eight banned in Tamilnadu RTO Murugan The Indian Car Scene 81 11th January 2014 04:19
Personal or Special Registration Numbers? (eg. HYH 4) ezee Shifting gears 6 2nd June 2012 22:56


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:29.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks