Date: 27 Sep 2003 07:59:50 GMT
From: "SW" <>
Subject: Re: Hey Dexter, shame this is in the UK

MeatballTurbo wrote: > > Question if I might - what is meant by 'J Reg'.. I've seen it before > > on euro SAAB's but I'm not sure it's used here in Canada as I can't > > remember seeing it.. It has Carlsson wheels - is that the > > designation?.. > > > > J reg would be the year register, with the letter changing normally > arround august. > > So a J prefix on the registration plate would be a late 91, early 92, > and K plate would be a late 92, early 93 and so on. > > Now of course we have a much more sensible system where the middle two > characters of the plate show the year. > > cars registered at the begining of the year are 0 (zero and then the > last number of the current year) cars roughly registered after the > middle of the year get a 5 and the last number of the current year. > > So a January 2003 car will be 03, while a December 2003 car will be 53. > This might not be gospel correct, as I've never been in a position to > get to look at cars that new, that seriously, but you get the jist. Not quite, but I haven't got the hang of the new system either. Or be able to visualise time in the same way, when someone said G-reg it was holidays in the family Herald... For those at home and abroad who want the *full* story including pre and post '74 and post 2001 regional indicators. I have no life.... -- Simon Brighton England

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