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Old 14th March 2013, 14:04   #616
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Here are a couple of series I haven't seen before. Both cars appeared at a rally in Bhopal, MP, in Dec 2012.

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Is GSI a genuine plate? Or just something thrown on for some apparent display.

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CIB I assume would be Karnataka, but I wouldn't rule out erstwhile Central Provinces since the car is in Bhopal.
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Another great photo young sir..........and by the time of the car, it should have been TAJ (for Louis Trichardt district) and 6 numerals...Cheers
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It is indeed Louis Trichardt district..........
So maybe it is Louis Trichardt district. I googled that for images, there were a few old automotive photos, but all were taken from the side
Maybe we can get some more confirmation.

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...........Is GSI a genuine plate? .......CIB I assume would be Karnataka, but I wouldn't rule out erstwhile Central Provinces since the car is in Bhopal.
GSI appears to be a temporary number to fill in a space. Also stands for Geological Survey of India
CBI is either Karnataka, or another space filler.

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Hi,

There were no "CBI" registration series in Karnataka.

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"So maybe it is Louis Trichardt district. I googled that for images, there were a few old automotive photos, but all were taken from the side
Maybe we can get some more confirmation."

Harit,
It would have been TAJ 123.456 if it was Transvaal. TAJ plus 6 digits on two sets of 3.
The only one I know of that fits is Tanganyika.


GSI is not an Indian number that I am aware of and
CIB would be Bhopal 1973 or 1974 from the details I have.
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Amazing that MYB was also in Greece.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/beyond...ml#post3062120 (Peugeot 404 Coup and Cabriolet Registry)
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Here are a couple of series I haven't seen before. Both cars appeared at a rally in Bhopal, MP, in Dec 2012.

CIB I assume would be Karnataka, but I wouldn't rule out erstwhile Central Provinces since the car is in Bhopal.
It is a 70's beetle,so it bearing a Central provinces registration series is very unlikely.
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There was a C.... series from MP just before the change to the present system .
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There was a C.... series from MP just before the change to the present system .
Indeed, this example taken from the forum itself

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This is a Delhi temporary registration plate, year is 1959/1960.

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Another TAJ number, at this rate maybe we will cover the whole series.
This photo has a date of 1966. Both the earlier photos appeared older, maybe 1940's, and were in B+W, but this is much later, an early colour photo. And yet it is a 4 digit series. Maybe numbers were re-issued.
As is common with all 3 photos, the people appear to be Indian origin, but the location may be in Africa.
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Harit,
The Merc is a W111 or W112 series and they were built from 1959 to 1965. Called Fintails, they are fairly easy to spot :-)
I am not happy that this is a 60s registration and the other TAJ series we have seen are much earlier, both being what I presume are late 30s cars. The late 30s cars could be from Africa but not the 60s one I don't think.
My list has that India used TA for Tamil Nadu from 1979 but I only have a very few TAx photos to confirm it. Even if TA was earlier than 79, I don't think it is possible that it could be for this car.
I will have to do some more digging!
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My list has that India used TA for Tamil Nadu from 1979 but I only have a very few TAx photos to confirm it. Even if TA was earlier than 79, I don't think it is possible that it could be for this car.
MDJ, TNJ, TNM, TDJ, TAJ, TCJ & TAV were indeed used in Vellore (Tamil Nadu)

http://www.tn.gov.in/sta/a2.pdf

BTW:This gentleman would have bought a used car from other state and would have got this registered in Vellore.

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I am not happy that this is a 60s registration and the other TAJ series we have seen are much earlier, both being what I presume are late 30s cars. The late 30s cars could be from Africa but not the 60s one I don't think.
My list has that India used TA for Tamil Nadu from 1979 but I only have a very few TAx photos to confirm it. Even if TA was earlier than 79, I don't think it is possible that it could be for this car.
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MDJ, TNJ, TNM, TDJ, TAJ, TCJ & TAV were indeed used in Vellore (Tamil Nadu)

http://www.tn.gov.in/sta/a2.pdf

BTW:This gentleman would have bought a used car from other state and would have got this registered in Vellore.
Even if TAJ was a Vellore regn., there is something about the pic. (esp. the attires of the people) that indicate that this pic. was taken much before the 70s, ie. 60s itself, when the car was new.
So possibly it may not have been in India but in some other place with a TAJ regn.
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Even if TAJ was a Vellore regn., there is something about the pic. (esp. the attires of the people) that indicate that this pic. was taken much before the 70s, ie. 60s itself, when the car was new.
So possibly it may not have been in India but in some other place with a TAJ regn.
Harit's note clearly states the photo is from 1966!
Besides, I see what looks like skylights / attic vents on the roof of the buidling - not sure we had those in India in the 1960's.

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Another TAJ number, at this rate maybe we will cover the whole series.
This photo has a date of 1966. Both the earlier photos appeared older, maybe 1940's, and were in B+W, but this is much later, an early colour photo. And yet it is a 4 digit series. Maybe numbers were re-issued.
As is common with all 3 photos, the people appear to be Indian origin, but the location may be in Africa.
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My list has that India used TA for Tamil Nadu from 1979 but I only have a very few TAx photos to confirm it. Even if TA was earlier than 79, I don't think it is possible that it could be for this car.
Inspired to do more digging, I too have some TAx numbers, actually I have two TAG xxxx, both in Ooty.

As pointed out by many, I too don't think this particular photo is India, but I'm going by the font and style of the plate.
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