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TL series of older car registration numbers.

Registration letters >> TL series
This page lists registration number codes from the TL series, a series allocated to the Lincolnshire (Kesteven) area. Also included, where known, are the date periods that these car registration numbers were used in. The data covers the period of 1900 through to 1972, so registrations seen on later cars wouldn't necessarily be included in this information.

Interpreting a car's registration number.

The majority of post-war car numbers incorporate a three letter code - where this is the case, letters 2 and 3 signify the location code. So, for instance, a car with the registration number 638 GTL or TTL 512D would be a Lincolnshire (Kesteven)-issued number. A car with just two letters, ie TL, would also be from this area. Listed below are the known TL series registrations, with added information (where available) describing when each series was first used, and in a few cases, when it came to an end. Some letter codes were used for more than one period during the 20th Century. This information can be invaluable when trying to date vehicles seen in old photographs, or in old films for instance.
Also if your car has lost it's original registration, perhaps sold off by a previous owner as a "cherished" number, this information will help you find a suitable replacement, or at least identify which series would be suitable, based on the age of your car and where it was first registered.
TL Registrations - Lincolnshire (Kesteven).
Reg. Letters Year Letter Start -> End Date (if known)
ATL B AUG 1964 ->
ATL OCT 1943 ->

BTL C JAN 1965 ->
BTL SEP 1946 ->

CTL C JUN 1965 ->
CTL SEP 1947 ->

DTL D JAN 1966 ->
DTL DEC 1948 ->

ETL D APR 1966 ->
ETL APR 1950 ->

FTL D OCT 1966 ->
FTL JUL 1951 ->

GTL E FEB 1967 ->
GTL SEP 1952 ->

HTL F AUG 1967 ->
HTL E JUL 1967 ->
HTL FEB 1954 ->

JTL F NOV 1967 ->
JTL MAR 1955 ->

KTL F MAR 1968 ->
KTL NOV 1955 ->

LTL G AUG 1968 ->
LTL NOV 1956 ->

MTL G JAN 1969 ->
MTL OCT 1957 ->

NTL G MAY 1969 ->
NTL AUG 1958 ->

OTL H SEP 1969 ->
OTL APR 1959 ->

PTL H MAR 1970 ->
PTL DEC 1959 ->

RTL J AUG 1970 ->
RTL JUN 1960 ->

STL J DEC 1970 ->
STL JAN 1961 ->

TL SEP 1928 -> JAN 1942

TTL J MAY 1971 ->
TTL JUL 1961 ->

UTL K SEP 1971 ->
UTL MAR 1962 ->

VTL K JAN 1972 ->
VTL SEP 1962 ->

WTL K MAY 1972 ->
WTL APR 1963 ->

XTL L AUG 1972 ->
XTL OCT 1963 ->

YTL L NOV 1972 ->
YTL APR 1964 ->
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