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Originally Posted by dave_mezza2006 View Post
The way the DVLA registered / identify cars changed in March 2001 with the introdiction of the 5x plate system - allows them more scope for for reg's / cars .

51 plate- registered sept 2001
02 plate- reg march 2002
52 plate reg sept 2002

and so on.... so a 53 plate was first registered in sept 2003

Somebody please correct me if Im wrong....
To be more precise: 0* plates mean it was first registered between the months beginning 1st March till 1st Sept.

The 5*plates are first registered between the 1st Sept and 1st March the next year.

E.G. you could have a 56 plate car but could've been first registered in Feb 07. As dave says though. It mainly identifies the section of the year it was made/registered.
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