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ZV registration in Dublin, how high are the numbers?

  • 02-09-2017 5:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Hi all,

    Does anyone know roughly what digit ZV registered cars in Dublin are at?
    Seems the range is 7201-17200, I'm trying to figure out where in the range a newly imported car would be.

    Thanks :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭ Type 17


    Currently over ZV11150, but lower than ZV11175 - hurry up and get a 111xx reg... :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Type 17 wrote: »
    Currently over ZV11150, but lower than ZV11175 - hurry up and get a 111xx reg... :)

    How did you find that out? I put a range of numbers into cartell and thought they were at 9899 or thereabouts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    ZV..i hate those plates...no info


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭ Type 17


    Neilw wrote: »
    How did you find that out? I put a range of numbers into cartell and thought they were at 9899 or thereabouts.

    ZV 9899 was where the sequence stopped before the great 120xxx fiasco of 2011™ - the ZV ranges all jumped as well as the year-county stuff - Dublin jumped from around 9899 to 10001, and is now in the 111xx range, as seen on this recent, immaculate import that I saw last night:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭ Type 17


    ZV..i hate those plates...no info

    True, the first question everyone asks me is "what year is it?" (1976, by the way :))


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Type 17 wrote: »
    ZV 9899 was where the sequence stopped before the great 120xxx fiasco of 2011™ - the ZV ranges all jumped as well as the year-county stuff - Dublin jumped from around 9899 to 10001, and is now in the 111xx range, as seen on this recent, immaculate import that I saw last night:

    wqdVoK2.jpg
    rsJdIts.jpg

    Excellent info, thanks. So I'll be in the 11k region.

    I'm half tempted to pay the €1000 for ZV3, it seems to be available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Type 17 wrote: »
    True, the first question everyone asks me is "what year is it?" (1976, by the way :))

    If you had an 'old series' (pre-87) plate (the preferred plate of most classic car owners) people would you ask the same question :)

    While the powers-that-be could have put an alternative/better option in place to the current ZV series, at least it gives us an option to 'Year' plates ...and adds a bit of 'mystery' to a classic :D

    For example, if you lived in Germany you would have no choice but to put set of 'H' (historic) modern europlates on your classic...regardless of what year it is!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Neilw wrote: »
    Excellent info, thanks. So I'll be in the 11k region.

    I'm half tempted to pay the €1000 for ZV3, it seems to be available.

    No longer possible I'm afraid.

    Since November 2015 (for reasons unknown) it's no longer possible to reserve a plate for a secondhand car - only for new cars.

    It appears that Revenue no longer want €1000 from owners of classics / secondhand cars?!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 142 ✭✭ Dexter Bip


    Silvera wrote: »
    If you had an 'old series' (pre-87) plate (the preferred plate of most classic car owners) people would you ask the same question :)

    While the powers-that-be could have put an alternative/better option in place to the current ZV series, at least it gives us an option to 'Year' plates ...and adds a bit of 'mystery' to a classic :D

    If you lived in Germany you would have no choice but to put set of 'H' (historic) c/w modern europlates on your classic...regardless of what year it is!
    Ah but the cool kids were those who could tell which month in 1962 that CPI 124 was registered in County Cork and when in 1985 500 ZPI was registered in Cork City. A skill that never quite mapped on to ZV plates. I've five of them in the garage ( bikes ) and still can't see the pattern.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    There is no obvious 'pattern' with ZV plates...they are issued in blocks to each county.

    It's a pity more thought wasn't put into them...e.g ZVA 100+, ZVB 100+, etc for different counties, for 1970-on vehicles. Then some sort of (county) pattern would be possible/obvious.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    yes that makes sense. ZVD for Dublin, ZVC for Cork etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Isambard wrote: »
    yes that makes sense. ZVD for Dublin, ZVC for Cork etc.


    When has anything to do with motoring in this country ever made sense.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    When has anything to do with motoring in this country ever made sense.....

    Very true. Case-in-point...

    Since November 2015 (for reasons unknown) it's no longer possible to reserve a plate for a secondhand car - only for new cars.

    It appears that Revenue no longer want €1000 from owners of classics / secondhand cars?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Silvera wrote: »
    Very true. Case-in-point...

    Since November 2015 (for reasons unknown) it's no longer possible to reserve a plate for a secondhand car - only for new cars.

    It appears that Revenue no longer want €1000 from owners of classics / secondhand cars?!

    Back in the day at €315 to reserve a plate they seemed to have a fair few willing to pay it. Greed stepped in and they increased the charge to €1000 and I haven't heard of anyone paying it.

    Good move revenue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Neilw wrote: »
    Back in the day at €315 to reserve a plate they seemed to have a fair few willing to pay it. Greed stepped in and they increased the charge to €1000 and I haven't heard of anyone paying it.

    Good move revenue.

    True. Even when you factor-in a drop from the 'Celtic Tiger' period, revenue from Cherished Plates has more than halved since the fee was increasd in 2009 from €315 to €1000!

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cu-for-1-of-the-personalised-number-plates-costing-1000-428425.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    ZV1 & ZV8 are the only lower than ZV101 issues Iv seen.
    Nothing but Muppets in the registration office.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    ZV1 & ZV8 are the only lower than ZV101 issues Iv seen.
    Nothing but Muppets in the registration office.

    So that's €98,000 that Revenue don't want.

    Plus the 950,000 old series plates (which were never issued) which could be sold too?!

    which = c.€1.1 million of potential revenue to the state now blocked by the Nov 2015 rule change?!😑


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