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The number of registrations ever to be issued with just a Zero ('0') as the only number within the full registration is very few indeed.
Those 'zero plates' that have been issued, have all been specially selected by Local Scottish Authorities (with London being the only exception to this). They have all been issued for use on the Scottish Lord Provost's (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, & Glasgow) or other Scottish Provost's cars (and the Lord Mayor's car in London's case).

By the time these Local Scottish Authorities had decided to try and acquire their local 'Number 1' plate for Civic use, most of these had of course already been issued in the years previously, and many of the then present owners were not so reluctant to part with their much prized number 1's. Hence the Zero coming into use, as a special issue.

The following is a list of the 'zero plates' that have been issued in this way.

G 0 - Glasgow

HS 0 - Renfrewshire (now Eastwood)

LM 0 - London

RG 0 - Aberdeen

S 0 - Edinburgh

SY 0 - Midlothian

V 0 - Lanarkshire (now Glasgow)

VS 0 - Greenock




There have been dateless number plates that include a Zero as the first preceding number to another number.

There are some pre-1921 "heavy motor cars" (normally traction engines) with lead zeros, e.g plates in AH 0123 format. (source '1903aat').

Some trade plates also have a zero as the first number.

Also KHW 004 definitely exists, however - we're not sure how it came onto the DVLA computer but it's there. (source '1903aat').

Rumour has it that, one specially issued dateless plate that includes a Zero as the first preceding number to another number is the registration EUR 01.

A database search has revealed EUR 01 does exist, but it will take a photo of this unique registration to prove it! So please, if you have one, send it in, it would make a great addition to this page!

Of course, since the introduction of the current style system of registrations, millions of number plates have now been issued with a Zero as the leading number. Although these '02' '03' '04' '05' '06' '07' '08' '09' registrations are all the 'year identifiers' on 'dated plates'.


G0
Number Plate: G0
Registration Number: G0
Details/Information: Word Plates 'GO'
Zero Registration
The Registration G 1 had already been taken by Robert J Smith, a founder member and the first secretary of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Later when the then owner of G 1 was asked to donate the registration to the Lord Provost's of Glasgow's Car, this was refused and the council instead created and adopted the specially issued registration of G 0.
Vehicle(s): 2009 Volkswagen Phaeton 4-motion 3.0 TDi LWB Auto
Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine
Photo(s) provided by: Regfinder & Raffles

HS0
Number Plate: HS0
Registration Number: HS0
Details/Information: Zero Registration
Specially Issued Registration created for use on the Scottish Civic Car of Renfrewshire.
Vehicle(s): 2009 BMW 520d 2.0
Photo(s) provided by: Raffles

LM0
Number Plate: LM0
Registration Number: LM0
Details/Information: Zero Registration
LM 0 was first used during the Lord Mayoralty of Sir James Miller in 1964/5.
Sir James Miller had been Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1951/4 and had the use of S 0, and arranged for London to have a similar registration plate!
Vehicle(s): 1984 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine 6.75 litre
Photo(s) provided by: Raffles

RG0
Number Plate: RG0
Registration Number: RG0
Details/Information: Zero Registration
Specially Issued Registration created for use on the Scottish Civic Car of Aberdeen.
Vehicle(s): 2009 Jaguar XJ Sovereign LWB V6 TDVi LWB Auto
Photo(s) provided by: Aberdeen City Council & Raffles

S0
Number Plate: S0
Registration Number: S0
Details/Information: Word Plates 'SO'
Zero Registration
Specially Issued Registration number.
S 0 was created for use on the Scottish Civic Car of Edinburgh, after the owner of S 1 refused to give up their registration, when asked if they would kindly donate it!
Vehicle(s): 2009 BMW 730d SE 3.0 Auto
Lexus LS430 4.3
Photo(s) provided by: Raffles

SY0
Number Plate: SY0
Registration Number: SY0
Details/Information: Zero Registration
Specially Issued Registration created for use on the Scottish Civic Car of Midlothian.
Vehicle(s): 2004 Rover 75 Connoisseur 2.0 Auto
Photo(s) provided by: Raffles

VS0
Number Plate: VS0
Registration Number: VS0
Details/Information: Zero Registration
Specially Issued Registration created for use on the Scottish Civic Car of Greenock.
Vehicle(s): 2010 Volkswagen Phaeton 4motion 3.0 TDi Auto
Mark 3 Ford Granada
Austin 3-litre (in 1968)
Photo(s) provided by: John M


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