Originally posted by jimbo4x4:
PIN6U / PIN9U ?
They never did a "U" reg.
Basically there are 2 types of plate, dated plates, and dateless plates.
Dateless plates have no letter prefix, and do not correspond to a year of manufacture - this also includes irish plates - one of these plates can be put on any car, regardless of age.
Dated plates are those prefixed by a letter to denote the year of registration.
IE P1 NGU is a '96 / '97 plate, and could not be put on an "N" reg car as it would make it look newer than it actually is.
Plates must also be in the correct format, ie you cant radnomly have letters and numbers, ie P1N6U is not a valid format for a plate.