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ZV Plates

  • 22-01-2019 1:50am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭ Up Donegal


    What are your opinions on the ZV plates on classic vehicles?
    I think they take away from the vehicles appearance.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Up Donegal wrote: »
    What are your opinions on the ZV plates on classic vehicles?
    I think they take away from the vehicles appearance.
    Older ZV plates are great. The new ones with the ridiculous long numbers, less so.

    I've opted to keep a shorter '83 number, than change to a long ZV one. But to each their own.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭ Up Donegal


    Dades wrote: »
    Older ZV plates are great. The new ones with the ridiculous long numbers, less so.

    I've opted to keep a shorter '83 number, than change to a long ZV one. But to each their own.

    Yes, Iagree that the short ZV plates were good.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,858 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I was lucky to get a ZV with three "1"s in it back in '17, so it looked quite short (not wide). Had proper metal plates made and it looked class on the car.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,119 ✭✭✭ Gravelly


    Dades wrote: »
    Older ZV plates are great. The new ones with the ridiculous long numbers, less so.

    I've opted to keep a shorter '83 number, than change to a long ZV one. But to each their own.

    This. I used to go for ZV plates, but the last two classics I changed over I went for the year plate as the ZV is too long now.
    Wonder if they'll ever change to another combination.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,980 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    Very much a personal preference.

    I think he year plates look fine on cars from the 80’s, less so on cars from the 70’s amd as the date goes farther back for some reason I feel the tear plates look more and more out of place.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Kian Thundering Pancreas


    Simple rule. ZV on Chrome Bumpers. Year Reg on Plastic Bumpers :D:D:D

    and yes there will be a few odd ones out there. Agree with above, mid 80's onwards the year plate looks best...


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,691 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    Depends on the plate the number is on. ZV's look ridiculous on Euro plates.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,980 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    Depends on the plate the number is on. ZV's look ridiculous on Euro plates.

    Absolutely, it should be banned


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    _Brian wrote: »
    Absolutely, it should be banned


    +1 for that


    ZV plates up to 31/12/86 and year plates from then on. Get them made on the right format and all is good


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,941 Mod ✭✭✭✭ macplaxton


    w124man wrote: »
    _Brian wrote: »
    Absolutely, it should be banned
    +1 for that

    Ah come on lads, I was in a rush and it was only a tenner... :pac:

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    2012-01-07_09-10-57_534.jpg by macplaxton, on Flickr


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Ah its only a trailer ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,078 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    w124man wrote: »
    Ah its only a trailer ....

    But it's a nice trailer, well wear.


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


    w124man wrote: »
    Ah its only a trailer ....

    Plus it saved you putting an IRL sticker on the trailer :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ Conway635


    I think it depends. I'm lucky enough to live in a county with "short" year related vintage plates, so was able to get a decent enough year number on my Anglia:

    57 WH 8001

    I wouldn't have gone for year reg if it was something like 57 MH 120001



    C635


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,592 ✭✭✭ kermitpwee


    macplaxton wrote: »
    w124man wrote: »
    _Brian wrote: »
    Absolutely, it should be banned
    +1 for that

    Ah come on lads, I was in a rush and it was only a tenner... :pac:

    6654750937_704107978e_b.jpg
    2012-01-07_09-10-57_534.jpg by macplaxton, on Flickr
    Who are you insured with? I can't get any company to insure a classic with cover for towing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭ swarlb


    w124man wrote: »
    +1 for that


    ZV plates up to 31/12/86 and year plates from then on. Get them made on the right format and all is good

    ZV plates are meaningless. The original premise for a number plate is that it identifies the year the car was registered, and the place (country, area, city) it was registered.
    As an example you could have a dozen Mini's, ranging from 1959 up to the mid 90's, all lumped together with a selection of 'ZV' plates, and unless you were expert in spotting the differences, to the casual observer, they may as well all be the same.
    A well made 'year/county' plate will look just right.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,941 Mod ✭✭✭✭ macplaxton


    kermitpwee wrote: »
    Who are you insured with? I can't get any company to insure a classic with cover for towing.

    I haven't towed with that car since 2014/15 and that picture was from 2012.

    My desk is an absolute disaster at the minute, so I cannot find my current insurance cert on the current car to check, but a flick through those certs I did find up to 2015 didn't exclude towing.


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