AN OLD BENTELEY PHOTOGRAPHED IN RANELAGH
I must admit that I did not find it attractive even in a retro sense.
ZV 11812 on the number plate. Because of the “Z” I knew that it was Irish but when I checked online I discovered the following: There are only two pre-1987 codes still issued in Ireland.
“ZZ”, administered by the AA Ireland as agents for the Revenue Commissioners, is given to registrants who are based outside the state and who only intend keeping the vehicle within the Republic of Ireland for a period not exceeding one month. This form of temporary registration is usually used for vehicles that are purchased within the Republic of Ireland but exported by its new owner to another sovereign state directly after purchase. The format of the code is ZZ followed by a five digit number.
“ZV”, which can be selected as an alternative to the current scheme when registering a vehicle older than 30 years for the first time in the Republic of Ireland.