Posted on January 6, 2009 by Number Plates
A recently veteran car has avoided the dreaded “BS” tag thanks to its ownere splashing out on an “original” BF registration. The 1902 De Dion Bouton, whihc took part in this years London to Brighton run, sports a very appriopriate BF 19 courtesy of DVLA’s February auction. Changing tack slightly, two more Brighton runners have been incorrectly assigned BF age-related marks: A 1904 Oldsmobile and a 1903 De Dion Bouton are now registered BF 4661 and BF 4679 respectively. A 1904 Aster registered 222 EVE, a 1964 Cambridgeshire re-registration issue, became GR45 followed by DGU 303B. By 1996 it was BS 8168 and now AK 268, so this car seems to have had six registrations. In similar vein a 1900 De Dion Bouton, previously auction room-derived TJC 7 and before that BS 8372, is now dateless DIG 1900. Interestely this vehicle is listed under all three registrations on the National Tyres Website!