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FY series of older car registration numbers.

Registration letters >> FY series
This page lists registration number codes from the FY series, a series allocated to the Southport (B) 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 GFY or TFY 512D would be a Southport (B)-issued number. A car with just two letters, ie FY, would also be from this area. Listed below are the known FY 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.
FY Registrations - Southport (B).
Reg. Letters Year Letter Start -> End Date (if known)
AFY B FEB 1964 ->
AFY FEB 1934 ->

BFY B JUN 1964 ->
BFY APR 1935 ->

CFY C JAN 1965 ->
CFY JUN 1936 ->

DFY C MAY 1965 ->
DFY SEP 1937 ->

EFY D JAN 1966 ->
EFY FEB 1939 ->

FFY D MAY 1966 ->
FFY OCT 1946 ->

FY SEP 1905 -> JAN 1927

GFY E JAN 1967 ->
GFY FEB 1949 ->

HFY E JUN 1967 ->
HFY MAR 1951 ->

JFY F OCT 1967 ->
JFY MAR 1953 ->

KFY F APR 1968 ->
KFY APR 1954 ->

LFY G OCT 1968 ->
LFY APR 1955 ->

MFY G MAY 1969 ->
MFY FEB 1956 ->

NFY H OCT 1969 ->
NFY MAR 1957 ->

OFY H JUL 1970 ->
OFY JAN 1958 ->

PFY J NOV 1970 ->
PFY SEP 1958 ->

RFY J JUN 1971 ->
RFY MAY 1959 ->

SFY K SEP 1971 ->
SFY DEC 1959 ->

TFY K MAR 1972 ->
TFY JUN 1960 ->

UFY L AUG 1972 ->
UFY FEB 1961 ->

VFY L NOV 1972 ->
VFY AUG 1961 ->

WFY L APR 1973 ->
WFY MAY 1962 ->

XFY M AUG 1973 ->
XFY JAN 1963 ->

YFY JUL 1963 ->
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