With little to do on my car – being garaged for the winter – earlier this evening I asked the Swedish P1800 group if they knew what a metallic container could be. It’s found at the driver door post on my car. Not all have them. The image is bad but the given the shape it is bound to be something specific. And yes it was, it used to be the container for the tax receipt proving the car had been taxed correctly. First the container.
The bottom part of the container is scraped, looks like someone has removed something that was glued there. Probably the owner name and city. I’ll do something with that later. I got an image through the club page – from another -64 – it was sharp enough so I put it onto Photoshop and started to edit. I needed to change the license plate number and also the city where the tax receipt was stamped in. My car had original license number BD 67903, BD meaning Norrbotten a county in the north. The image had “S 65399” meaning a car from Värmland. License plates in the 60’s looked different then, here are examples.
My car was delivered to the city Piteå in -64. So The image said Grums a small place in Värmland. But by coincidence my car was reported ready the 6:th June in 1964, same date as the stamp so I kept that. Small original and final photoshopped print. Grums at the date stamp and wrong license plate.
Depending on where in Sweden the car were, the font of the various stamps differed. I used something more similar to another image from Norrbotten, more typewriter-like. Apparently the yearly tax was 166 + 40 kr back then (equals to about 20 Euro). Final result is good-looking with correct City and license plate and will soon join the holder. No one will ever notice but I am happy.