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Old 27th August 2013, 22:59   #646
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The India Motor Vehicle Ac 1988 and its explanatory India Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 were implemented from 1st June 1989 on which date all the old series in existence in all the sates and UT ceased and the new 2 Alphabet series started.

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I know that. But i actually wanted to know when MY was replaced by ME series and also C series.
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hey guys , found this thread with a lot of difficulty . Need help from people who can identify old registeration number . WMG of year 1986 , which state is it ?
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Need help from people who can identify old registeration number . WMG of year 1986 , which state is it ?
WMG would be West Bengal. Do you recall the full registration?
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Not exactly an early registration number, but could anyone tell me when does the 'MMU' Series in Bombay date from?

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Not exactly an early registration number, but could anyone tell me when does the 'MMU' Series in Bombay date from?

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Probably in 80s.

I remember MMD 000x in 1980 almost a recent car then. This may be around 82.


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Probably in 80s.

I remember MMD 000x in 1980 almost a recent car then. This may be around 82.


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Sir, is it possible that it dates from the early seventies by any chance?

Because MMU 53xx is a 1100 D registered on the Tenth of November, 1972.
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Sir, is it possible that it dates from the early seventies by any chance?

Because MMU 53xx is a 1100 D registered on the Tenth of November, 1972.
Unlikely. Your Delight would have been re-registered at some point, probably in the 1980s, and the regn date 10th November 1972 is probably for the original registration number (usually written as Old No. ABC 1234 at the top right hand corner). The MMU regn date should also be mentioned somewhere in the book.
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Sir, is it possible that it dates from the early seventies by any chance?

Because MMU 53xx is a 1100 D registered on the Tenth of November, 1972.
As Karl has suggested, seems the case with your car.

I was Just a school going kid then. The car I mentioned belonged to state Secretariat & they maintain new cars, so quite unlikelly that they would have provided some 8 year old car for a dignitary.

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An old series of Assam is visible here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post3292870

It shows a Vauxhall, picture dated 1939, with a plate reading 'A 2699 L'
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An old series of Assam is visible here..... plate reading 'A 2699 L'
Hi Cedric,

Was this a known series of Assam? How far did this series go?

Here is another number plate not known. The car is a Rover, the guys look Indian, this could be anywhere in India, East Africa or even further east like Malaysia for example. Any idea where this could be?

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Hi Cedric,

Was this a known series of Assam? How far did this series go?

Here is another number plate not known. The car is a Rover, the guys look Indian, this could be anywhere in India, East Africa or even further east like Malaysia for example. Any idea where this could be?
Looks like EBD 1-EBD 999 were used by Northamptonshire, U.K. in 1946-49.

The picture does not look like England though!
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Looks like EBD 1-EBD 999 were used by Northamptonshire, U.K. in 1946-49.
But this is 1519, so wouldn't fit (upto 999)

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The picture does not look like England though!
Neither does the style of plates somehow. I've never seen a 'dot' on English plates, and even their hand painted plates were usually much neater in period.
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Hi Cedric,

Was this a known series of Assam? How far did this series go?

Here is another number plate not known. The car is a Rover, the guys look Indian, this could be anywhere in India, East Africa or even further east like Malaysia for example. Any idea where this could be?

Cheers harit

(Changed the photo as watermark partially obstructed the number plate
The only photos I have ever seen from the 1902-39 series in Assam were A nnnn or AM nnnn and the A or AM could be before or after the numerals. AM was certainly issued in the 1920s so I guess it is possible that A nnnn L was used just before everything changed in 1939 and Assam became ASx nnnn.
Not a nice definitive answer I know but until you dig up some more 1930s Assam photos, thats the best guess for now.

The EBD.1519 is not a UK number. It is the first series issued in Dacca (D for Dacca), E. Bengal in 1939. Later, of course this became E. Pakistan on Partition and the series EBx carried on until about 1972 after independence as Bangladesh when they changed to Bengali script.

Another great find young sir. As was kartikeyal's find on Ebay.
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Hi Cedric,

Was this a known series of Assam? How far did this series go?

The car is a Rover, the guys look Indian, this could be anywhere in India, East Africa or even further east like Malaysia for example. Any idea where this could be?
Just a wild guess !

Harit could this be East Bengal Dhaka ? possible they went to Assam - which is close enough

Over to the experts

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Oops ! Saw the experts post only after posting mine

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......Another great find young sir. As was kartikeyal's find on Ebay. Cheers Cedric
The Assamese Vauxhall is on its way to India.

Here is another one. Delhi I presume? And a dot is seen on the plate. And why is the plate in white? The cars looks private, not a commercial.
The background looks like India. Not much has changed for this century.

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