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TW reg anyone?

  • 01-05-2019 11:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    Right,

    Anyone know what a TW reg is?

    Saw this vehicle up and down that had a xxxx ZW reg, which was impossible as it was a latest shape Range.

    Now it's changed to xxxx TW.

    Thoughts?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,076 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    TW would be an old series reg number from Essex in the UK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    elperello wrote: »
    TW would be an old series reg number from Essex in the UK.
    Thanks. It seems a major scam so. Was a 2017 RR on a ZW plate, I queried it with Revenue and a few months later it became a TW plate.

    Bizarre stuff.

    AFAIK the last LR to fit on a classic chassis was the P38 and the Disco II. I didn't think it was remotely possible to fit the newer bodies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 535 ✭✭✭ eusap


    with personalised plates in the UK (many sites selling them) it is possible to make a New car look older with Old Reg but not an Old Car look newer


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    eusap wrote: »
    with personalised plates in the UK (many sites selling them) it is possible to make a New car look older with Old Reg but not an Old Car look newer
    This is an Irish car though. Went from ZW to TW and from Irish plate to yellow plate.


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


    An Ri rua wrote: »
    This is an Irish car though. Went from ZW to TW and from Irish plate to yellow plate.


    ZW was a Kildare reg in the 1950/60's and 1980's Never heard of TW


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    swarlb wrote: »
    An Ri rua wrote: »
    This is an Irish car though. Went from ZW to TW and from Irish plate to yellow plate.


    ZW was a Kildare reg in the 1950/60's and 1980's Never heard of TW
    Exactly, yes


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,076 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    swarlb wrote: »
    ZW was a Kildare reg in the 1950/60's and 1980's Never heard of TW

    Four digit number followed by ZW was Kildare 1983-1986.

    The car has probably been exported to UK and is on a yellow personal plate.

    What was going on before that is unclear.


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


    elperello wrote: »
    Four digit number followed by ZW was Kildare 1983-1986.

    The car has probably been exported to UK and is on a yellow personal plate.

    What was going on before that is unclear.

    ZW followed by digits was also issued in the 1950/60's in Kildare


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,076 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    swarlb wrote: »
    ZW followed by digits was also issued in the 1950/60's in Kildare

    Correct but the car mentioned by the OP was the reverse sequence ie. xxxx ZW.
    A strange case to see it on a modern car anyway.


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


    Speculation:

    Fella puts a 2017 R/Rover on a ZW plate, hoping no one will notice.
    People notice, and he gets told to cop on to himself.
    He reckons the next-cheapest way to do things is to export it to the UK (on paper, not physically) and then buys the closest-appearing UK reg to a ZW or ZV one, and continues to run it in Irl, hoping no one will notice (but they have).

    ...Or he could have moved to the UK, bought a nice old plate, and continues to regularly visit Irl for periods of less than six months...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978


    Funnily enough there's an '83 Kadett on DD with a **** ZW at present.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    mgbgt1978 wrote: »
    Funnily enough there's an '83 Kadett on DD with a **** ZW at present.
    And the zw reg that this RE was is now a Seat Ibiza.. didn't think they made them in 1986.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    mgbgt1978 wrote: »
    Funnily enough there's an '83 Kadett on DD with a **** ZW at present.
    Type 17 wrote: »
    Speculation:

    Fella puts a 2017 R/Rover on a ZW plate, hoping no one will notice.
    People notice, and he gets told to cop on to himself.
    He reckons the next-cheapest way to do things is to export it to the UK (on paper, not physically) and then buys the closest-appearing UK reg to a ZW or ZV one, and continues to run it in Irl, hoping no one will notice (but they have).

    ...Or he could have moved to the UK, bought a nice old plate, and continues to regularly visit Irl for periods of less than six months...
    1st option most likely of the two. It's a daily driver on my commute.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    mgbgt1978 wrote: »
    Funnily enough there's an '83 Kadett on DD with a **** ZW at present.
    Type 17 wrote: »
    Speculation:

    Fella puts a 2017 R/Rover on a ZW plate, hoping no one will notice.
    People notice, and he gets told to cop on to himself.
    He reckons the next-cheapest way to do things is to export it to the UK (on paper, not physically) and then buys the closest-appearing UK reg to a ZW or ZV one, and continues to run it in Irl, hoping no one will notice (but they have).

    ...Or he could have moved to the UK, bought a nice old plate, and continues to regularly visit Irl for periods of less than six months...
    1st option most likely of the two. It's a daily driver on my commute.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,952 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    An Ri rua wrote: »
    Thanks. It seems a major scam so. Was a 2017 RR on a ZW plate, I queried it with Revenue and a few months later it became a TW plate.

    Bizarre stuff.

    AFAIK the last LR to fit on a classic chassis was the P38 and the Disco II. I didn't think it was remotely possible to fit the newer bodies.

    The VIN plate will fit any vehicle. There are too many cars driving around on classic plates that didn't exist at the time. You'd think that someone in authority would notice when vehicles launched in the late 90s are trying to register for classic plates, but nothing will happen till someone is badly injured.


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


    An Ri rua wrote: »
    1st option most likely of the two. It's a daily driver on my commute.

    The second option was only mentioned for politeness… ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,076 ✭✭✭✭ elperello




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