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'T' for Tango

Article Published - 29/3/2019

From April 1st 2019, 'T' registrations will be acceptable on black and silver classic number plates.

Handmade and produced in Sheffield, we offer the largest range of vintage and classic number plates in the country. Whichever style you need, we've got the perfect plate for any classic car or motorcycle, and with only a 3-5 working day lead time,* your customer's classic pride and joy will look its very best in no time.

Which vehicles are eligible to display black and silver number plates?

From April 1st 2019, vehicles manufactured before April 1979 can display a classic black and silver number plate. These are currently 'T' registrations and before. The 40 year tax exemption date rolls forward automatically each year on April 1st. Next year, it will roll on to 'V,' as there a no 'U' registrations. 

Which style number plate for which vehicle?

Here's what we would recommend:

Between 1903 - 1920: Car 3.1/2" digits

  • Hand painted plates
  • Cast aluminium plates
  • Embossed aluminium plates

Between 1920 - 1963: Car 3.1/2" digits

  • ACE digit plates
  • Peak/Raised riveted digit plates
  • Embossed aluminium

Between 1963 - 1979: Car 3.1/8" digits

  • Embossed aluminium
  • Peak/raised riveted digits
  • Smooth acrylic
  • Ribbed acrylic
  • Self-adhesive

Classic motorcycle number plates are made with either a 2.1/2" or 1.3/4" digit.

For more information, please contact our Customer Care team.

*Does not include hand painted and cast aluminium number plates