Sweden

Last update: 21 June 2018

  Picture Date of first issue Date of last issue Type Description Remarks
1 pre 1906?   car O 660 plate wanted
picture taken in 1900?
local provincial system?
2 1906   car A 12345 plate wanted
country wide system
hand painted Pajusi
3
1907?   Royal Crown a 1914 Minerva with the crown plate
of King Gustav V (1907-1950)

second picture is taken during the war
its a 12 cylinder Cadillac from 1931 with on the right King Gustav V
the white stripes on the car made it possible to drive at night with no lights on.

nice to see is that the radiator and the headlights were equipped with small crowns

4 1916?   army crown 123

army infantry motorcycle

5 1920? Dec 1973 car A 12345 cast
6
1920? Dec 1973 mc A 12345 cast

front and rear

7
  Dec 1973 Royal A 12
(1-30)
cast

later plastic

8   Dec 1973 car A 12345 cast
with incorporated S
9 1936?   temp A 1234 import
flat hand painted
Landsfiskalen Itingsryds distrikt
on the back
10     temp A 1234 import
Stadsfiskalen Arvika on the back
11 1936?   temp A 1234 export
flat hand painted, Poliskammaren Göteborg on the back
12

1936? Dec 1973 dlr A 123 B M, S and T plates wanted

B=bil=car
M=motorcykel=motorcycle
S=slapvagn=trailer
T=traktor=tractor
13 ?   car   enamal
high characters, earlier?
14
  now army 123456

 

 

second picture
with extra army regiment weapon

15   1970? army 123 plate wanted
dealer
with yellow border
16     army 3 crowns temporary
17

  1979 Royal Crown

King Gustav VI (1950-1973) had a large cast iron crown on his car

nice to see is that the radiator and the headlights were equipped with small crowns

due to security reasons, the Royal family started to use the regular registration system in 1979
my good luck

they started using the crown again in 1994

cast crown and flat hand painted S

18 Jan 1952 Apr 1964 temp A 123 export
Poliskammaren Stockholm on the back
19 before 1963?   car A (B) 12345 metal plate
second letter
(AC and BD before 1932)
20 May 1964 Dec 1965 temp 1234 export
year only
1964, 1965 and 1966
21 Jan 1966 June 1975 temp 1234 export
month added 
 1967-
22 ? June 1975 temp A 1234 import
Stadsfiskalen Arvika on the back
23 ?
red
June 1975 temp A 123 S plate wanted
Scandinavian Import
 24 ?
green
Dec 1973 dlr A 123 plate wanted
no extra letter
 25
    car A (B) 12345 plastic letters and numbers on a flat metal base
 26     mc A (B) 12345 motorcycle
plastic letters and numbers on a flat metal base
27     CD   plate wanted
28

  Dec 1973 car A (B) 12345 enamal

long

short

motorcycle

29
  Dec 1973 car A (B) 12345 enamal

with incorporated S

30
before 1963? Dec 1973 car  A (B) 12345 molded plastic

also with town names

-
    car A 123456? this Volvo P 179 has unfortunately never been produced
this might indicate that the number plate is a model as well
but before making the rule that 5 digit-plates were tops they might have issued a handful of 6 digit-plates
-         mystery plate
made in the Swedish style but definitely not Swedish
probably a 1949 British Forces in Germany remake 
-
        gimmick plates


manufactures sometimes use plates when launching a new model
Saab with its aerodynamic 92 and Volvo with its PV 445 van

-
1936? 

      plates wanted (2x)

additional plates


Tjänstebil (government car)

Trafikbil (road traffic authority)

- ?   taxi   plate wanted

additional plate

31 Aug 1972 Dec 1983 car ABC 123

metal plate
A-G 1972     H 1974
sticker introduced 1974

32 Aug 1972 Dec 1983 car ABC/123

square
J 1975
K 1978
L 1982

33 Aug 1972 Dec 1983 dlr ABC 123

B=bil=car
only one rear plate is used

34
Aug 1972 Dec 1983 sam MLB 812

sample plate, metal

in the old day's with sticker

also mc size (since 1977)

35 1973?   car ABC 123
sticker introduced
1974 yellow
1975 green
1976 red
1977 blue
1978 purple
and than every 4 years ye, gr, re and bl
36 July 1975 Oct 2001 temp A 1234 export
new code list
37 July 1975 Dec 1988 temp A 1234 import
new code list
38 July 1975 Dec 1988 temp A 1234 Scandinavian Import
new code list
39 Jan 1977 Dec 1983 mc ABC/123

here with temporary sticker

40 Jan 1984 Dec 1993 car ABC 123

plastic plate
M Aug 1985     N Nov 1987
O Mar 1989

41
Jan 1984 Dec 1993 car ABC 123

temporary sticker

or even just a date
(P since 1989)

42 Jan 1984 Dec 1993 car ABC/123

plastic plate
square

43 Jan 1984 Dec 1993 mc ABC/123

plastic plate

44

Jan 1984 Dec 1993 dlr ABC 123

B=bil=car
S=slapvagn=trailer
TM=terrängmotorfordon=
terrain vehicle (4 wheel drive)
also known:
M=motorcykel=motorcycle
T=traktor=tractor
TS=terrängsläpvagn=terrain trailer (TS not used anymore 2001?) 

45 Jan 1984 Dec 1993 sam MLB 812

sample plate
plastic

46
1985? now other ABC 123 metal plate

replacement

plastic plate

47
Dec 1988 Dec 1993 pers up to 6 characters

SEK 5000 (€ 500)
normal plate cost SEK 60 (€6)

48
Jan 1989 Dec 1993 CD AB 123 A

Brekke

 

here the square version

diplomatic code list

49 Jan 1989 Nov 1991? temp PAB 123

personal import
from Nov 1991 P series also for general use

50 Jan 1989 Oct  2001 temp A 123 S Scandinavian import
metal plate
51 July 1990 Dec 1993 taxi ABC 123 T plate wanted
no sticker
Klotz
52 seen
summer 1991
Dec 1993

black on yellow

pers all exp 3L+3N

plate wanted
taxi
(no T, no sticker)
Nummerplaat

53 seen
summer 1991
? car ABC 123

plate wanted
US-size
custom made, not officially
Nummerplaat

54 June 1993 Oct 2001 temp PAB 123 personal import
continuing in the same number on a regular plate
55 Jan 1994 Dec 2001 car ABC 123

thick letters
R Oct 1999
(when R was reached they stopped reissuing again)
S Sept 2000
T Nov 2001

56 Jan 1994 95? car ABC/123 plate wanted
square
Brekke
57 Jan 1994 Dec 2001 mc ABC/123 plate wanted
thick letters
Brekke
58 Jan 1994 Dec 2001 pers all exp 3L+3N plate wanted
SEK 6000 (€ 600)
Brekke
59
Jan 1994 Dec 2001 dlr ABC 123 plate wanted
B=bil=car
S=släpvagn=trailer
Brekke (2x)
60 Jan 1994 Dec 2001 CD AB 123 A plate wanted
Brekke
61 Jan 1994 Dec 2001 taxi ABC 123T no sticker
62 Jan 1994 Dec 2001 pers all exp 3L+3N plate wanted
taxi, no T, no sticker
Thomas
63   now Royal Crown plate wanted
2 sizes
Europlate
64

Jan 1994 Dec 2001 car PAB 123 personal import
but since Nov 1991 also general use
65 June 1995 Dec 2001 car ABC 123 to fit US-cars (300x110mm)
66

    sam MLB 812

sample plate
thick letters

car
motorcycle
to fit US-cars

67 picture wanted 1998? now other ABC 123 plate wanted
terrängskoter=snowmobile
self adhesive (260x70mm)
68
x
Oct 2001 now temp ABC 123 plate wanted
this plate: valid until 20 Nov 2002
slight change from Jan 2014
Schatorje
69 Oct 2001 now temp ABC 123 plate wanted
motorcycle
slight change from Jan 2014
Sample
70
Oct 2001 now temp ABC 123 plate wanted
with B under the year
B= begränsat bruk=limited use
slight change from Jan 2014
Sample
Blokdijk
71 Oct 2001 now temp ABC 123 plate wanted
with B under the year
B= begränsat bruk=limited use
slight change from Jan 2014
Sample
72 Jan 2002 now car ABC 123 plate wanted
new aluminum plates
T Nov 2001
U Feb 2003
Brekke
73 Jan 2002 now car ABC 123 plate wanted
new US size (300x110mm)
Brekke
74 Jan 2002 now taxi ABC123 T plate wanted
Brekke
75 Jan 2002 now CD AB 123 A plate wanted
AF = USA
Brekke
76 Jan 2002 now sam MLB 123 plate wanted
sample
Johansson
77 Apr 2003   car ABC 123 plate wanted
EURO sample
W Mar 2004
X Feb 2005
(halfway thru X they started reissuing again)
Y Nov 2015
Z Jan 2018
the size to fit US-cars (300x110mm)
will not get the EURO band
Vägverket
78 Apr 2003   mc ABC/123 plate wanted
EURO sample
Vägverket
79 maybe  ?   army A 12345 maybe
80            
81 new sizes          
  Jan 2002   car ABC 123 plate wanted
US size (300x110mm)
Brekke
  Nov 2014?   car ABC 123 plate wanted
US size (300x110mm)
Brekke
  Oct 2017?   car ABC 123 plate wanted
US size (300x110mm)
Brekke
82            
83 Jan 2016 now dlr ABC 123 plate wanted
B=bil=car
Hartzén
84 Jan 2016 now dlr ABC 123 plate wanted
M=motorcykel=motorcycle
Hartzén
85 Jan 2016 now dlr ABC 123 plate wanted
temporary
B=bil=car
Hartzén
86 Jan 2016 now dlr ABC 123 plate wanted
temporary
M=motorcykel=motorcycle
Hartzén
87            
88   mid 2019?   car ABC 12 D  
89            
90            

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