Before any motor vehicles can be driven on the public road in Singapore, the vehicle must be registered with the Land Transport Authority. A license vehicle number plate made up of prefixes and numbers will be allocated to the owner’s motor vehicle as a way of labeling and identify the vehicle and its owner. Since there is no two identical vehicle number plate, the combination of numbers and prefix also makes each number plate unique in its own way.
Owners and collectors of Vintage Car plate numbers would usually prefer car plate numbers that are around 30-40 years old. In the history of Singapore, according to an article by The Straits Time, the first single S vehicle number plate was recorded in the year 1906. There were few motor vehicles in that era, so it took the Single S series about 66 years to end with the SY series in July 1972, then in August 1972, the Land Transport Authority started with EA series which exhausted in 1984 and that was when the S series was reintroduced with SBA in August 1984. Since the year 1906 to the present, there are more than 250 combinations of car plate prefixes.
Source: Records for S Series year 1906 to E series year 1972 are tabulated from various sources. Where EA series from the year 1970 are collected from Land Transport Authority and Data.gov.sg. If you have records or any information that conflicts with our data collection or table. You can help us by contecting us at +65 93968000 or email. Our aim is to provide accurate data to our visitors.