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1989 number plates

  • 19-07-2019 12:18am
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    Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ selfdiy


    Does anyone know what colour and font was used on the number plates of new cars in 1989.


    What was the common style?

    Thanks in advance.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,368 ✭✭✭ Charles Babbage


    Black was the colour of the font, as now.


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


    They were like this... mostly


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,223 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    From 1987-91, registration plates were similar to current ones, but only displayed year, city/county code and serial number. They did not have hyphens, the county name in Irish or EU flag/IRL image. I don't think the black border was a requirement. Some plates had the car dealer name, but this wasn't legal.

    The following city/county codes were also in use.
    L	Limerick City
    LK	Limerick County
    TN	Tipperary North
    TS	Tipperary South
    W	Waterford City
    WD	Waterford County
    WW	Wicklow County
    

    This: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_the_Republic_of_Ireland has information, but doesn't appreciate the 1987-91 format.

    the rules

    1982: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1982/si/311/made/en/print
    1986: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1986/si/6/made/en/print
    1986: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1986/si/441/made/en/print
    1986: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1986/si/445/made/en/print
    1987: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1987/si/320/made/en/print
    1990: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1990/si/287/made/en/print
    1992: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1992/si/318/made/en/print
    2012: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2012/si/542/made/en/print

    Full(ish) list https://www.bailii.org/indices/ie-legis-0162.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    By that year perspex plates had taken over from pressed. I have an 89 car on the original perspex plates with the garage details included. Black font on white background.


  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ selfdiy


    Thanks for the responses!

    I'm think of going with something like these, though I need a square one also.

    Screenshot+2019-07-19+at+09.00.34.png

    I rather it without the black border, did the perspex ones of the day all have a black border?

    Anyone know of a company that does square ones also.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ Rave.ef


    I'd say eir plates should do pressed square plates


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,647 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Metal plates with the numbers printed/stuck on rather than pressed were quite common in 1989.

    Dealer plates were starting to make an appearance at that savage too I think which would be clear Perspex with a reflective stuck on the back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ jay28


    I'm also interested in the above plates for my 1989 car.

    Would these pass the nct?


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


    they were like this, and this is taken in 1989. Absolutely will pass the NCT
    kadett.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ hi5


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    Isambard wrote: »
    they were like this, and this is taken in 1989. Absolutely will pass the NCT
    kadett.jpg
    The same goes for for 1990, does it not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,223 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    The same goes for for 1990, does it not?
    These were legal for 1987-90.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    Victor wrote: »
    These were legal for 1987-91.

    Looks like up to December 1990

    From http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1990/si/287/made/en/print

    Provisions to be complied with in respect of vehicles registered on or after the 1st day of January, 1991


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,467 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989


    Black text on red?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    Black text on red?

    Not on the 87 D 12345 format onwards


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,467 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989


    Not on the 87 D 12345 format onwards

    ZV was the last before the reg shaming was introduced?


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


    ZV was the last before the reg shaming was introduced?

    ZV for imported classics was introduced iirc in 1987. So it wasn't the last, it is the last of the old format


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Vwsham


    Isambard wrote: »
    ZV for imported classics was introduced iirc in 1987. So it wasn't the last, it is the last of the old format


    I have a 67 DL xxx reg (VW beetle) and am thinking of changing for a ZV. I believe this is still possible? But no going back (as I understand).
    What is the general consensus on the number plates, are most people shamed by vintage year-county- plates? Is this common or do people really care? Just wondering what the craic with them is.
    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,103 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    I drive an old crappy mitsubishi with my old euro plate so i dont mind,but if your car is has been restored and looking super hot then the old style would suit it better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ selfdiy


    Vwsham wrote: »
    I have a 67 DL xxx reg (VW beetle) and am thinking of changing for a ZV. I believe this is still possible? But no going back (as I understand).
    What is the general consensus on the number plates, are most people shamed by vintage year-county- plates? Is this common or do people really care? Just wondering what the craic with them is.
    Thanks

    My view is, pre 86 zv, post 86 year based..

    But its up to personal taste!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Vwsham


    Ok, thanks for the info guys. if I were to go with the zv, is this likely to have a eight or ten numbers after it? Is it simply a matter of consecutive numbers as each vehicle is registered into the state or is there a numeric prefix for each county?


  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ selfdiy


    Vwsham wrote: »
    Ok, thanks for the info guys. if I were to go with the zv, is this likely to have a eight or ten numbers after it? Is it simply a matter of consecutive numbers as each vehicle is registered into the state or is there a numeric prefix for each county?

    Others will know where it's currently at in terms of sequence. But it's zv for the entire country.


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


    There is a ZV series allocated to each County.
    I would go for 89X xxxx * personally for any 87 and later car imported. Not keen on ZV, but really it makes very little difference. I would not go for Euro plates at all

    * read that back...you know what I mean :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Vwsham


    Great info thanks guys. I’ll mull it over, perhaps a nice silver on black age related plate would look ok, only 3 numbers after year&county. Not really keen on a whole heap of digits after the zv. I do like obvious the county association though. Hmm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,937 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    Vwsham wrote: »
    Great info thanks guys. I’ll mull it over, perhaps a nice silver on black age related plate would look ok, only 3 numbers after year&county. Not really keen on a whole heap of digits after the zv. I do like obvious the county association though. Hmm.

    You will have up to 5 digits after the 'ZV'. Doubt many counties, if any, have any of the 4 digit allocation left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,647 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Are the ZVs divided up by county?


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


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Are the ZVs divided up by county?

    yep


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,647 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    I wonder what numbers the likes of Leitrim are on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,937 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    List is here



    Licensing Authority 1st ZV Allocation Qty 2nd ZV Allocation Qty Notes
    CW Carlow 101-300 200 22201-24700 2500
    CN Cavan 301-500 200 19701-22200 2500
    CE Clare 501-700 200 17201-19700 2500
    C Cork 701-1200 500 24701-30700 6000
    DL Donegal 1201-1400 200 30701-33700 3000
    D Dublin 5801-6800 1000 7201-17200 10000
    G Galway 1401-1700 300 33701-36700 3000
    KY Kerry 1701-2000 300 42201-45200 3000
    KE Kildare 2001-2200 200 36701-39700 3000
    KK Kilkenny 2201-2400 200 39701-42200 2500
    LS Laois 2401-2600 200 57701-60200 2500
    LM Leitrim 2601-2800 200 55201-55700 500
    LK Limerick CC 2801-3000 200 52701-55200 2500
    L Limerick City 6801-7000 200 45201-47700 2500
    LD Longford 3001-3200 200 47701-50200 2500
    LH Louth 3201-3400 200 50201-52700 2500
    MO Mayo 3401-3600 200 65701-68200 2500
    MH Meath 3601-3800 200 60201-63200 3000
    MN Monaghan 3801-3999 200 63201-65700 2500
    OY Offaly 4001-4200 200 68201-70700 2500
    RN Roscommon 4201-4400 200 70701-73200 2500
    SO Sligo 4401-4600 200 73201-75700 2500
    TN Tipperary N 4601-4800 200 75701-78200 2500
    TS Tipperary S 4801-5000 200 78201-80700 2500
    W Waterford 7001-7200 200 80701-83200 2500
    WD Waterford CC 5001-5200 200 83201-85700 2500
    WH Westmeath 5201-5400 200 85701-88200 2500
    WX Wexford 5401-5600 200 91201-94200 3000
    WW Wicklow 5601-5800 200 88201-91200 3000

    Better view of that table here https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//showthread.php?t=2056460411


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  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭ KB22


    KevRossi wrote: »
    List is here



    Licensing Authority 1st ZV Allocation Qty 2nd ZV Allocation Qty Notes
    CW Carlow 101-300 200 22201-24700 2500
    CN Cavan 301-500 200 19701-22200 2500
    CE Clare 501-700 200 17201-19700 2500
    C Cork 701-1200 500 24701-30700 6000
    DL Donegal 1201-1400 200 30701-33700 3000
    D Dublin 5801-6800 1000 7201-17200 10000
    G Galway 1401-1700 300 33701-36700 3000
    KY Kerry 1701-2000 300 42201-45200 3000
    KE Kildare 2001-2200 200 36701-39700 3000
    KK Kilkenny 2201-2400 200 39701-42200 2500
    LS Laois 2401-2600 200 57701-60200 2500
    LM Leitrim 2601-2800 200 55201-55700 500
    LK Limerick CC 2801-3000 200 52701-55200 2500
    L Limerick City 6801-7000 200 45201-47700 2500
    LD Longford 3001-3200 200 47701-50200 2500
    LH Louth 3201-3400 200 50201-52700 2500
    MO Mayo 3401-3600 200 65701-68200 2500
    MH Meath 3601-3800 200 60201-63200 3000
    MN Monaghan 3801-3999 200 63201-65700 2500
    OY Offaly 4001-4200 200 68201-70700 2500
    RN Roscommon 4201-4400 200 70701-73200 2500
    SO Sligo 4401-4600 200 73201-75700 2500
    TN Tipperary N 4601-4800 200 75701-78200 2500
    TS Tipperary S 4801-5000 200 78201-80700 2500
    W Waterford 7001-7200 200 80701-83200 2500
    WD Waterford CC 5001-5200 200 83201-85700 2500
    WH Westmeath 5201-5400 200 85701-88200 2500
    WX Wexford 5401-5600 200 91201-94200 3000
    WW Wicklow 5601-5800 200 88201-91200 3000

    Better view of that table here https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//showthread.php?t=2056460411

    KevR Great info. I have been on to wicklow co.co. They were very helpful but were not familiar with zv reg's. I think from your chart a DUBLIN address would get ZV 11--- , rather than a WICKLOW ZV88---. Starting with 11 makes a neater plate. Sensible replies. Thank you!


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