Found Photos: African Ambassador with Classic Roll Royces?

RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,780 Posts
edited April 2015 in Strut Central
I found these last fall at a NYC flea market. Can anyone tell by the plates what country this is? The guy looks an important African Ambassador.









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  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,780 Posts







  • the_dLthe_dL 1,531 Posts
    pretty sure thats just Frank's driver

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,780 Posts
    the_dL said:
    pretty sure thats just Frank's driver


  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts
    Raj,
    The big clues are:

    1 - The "with roni?" poster int he background
    2 - The registration tags and license plates on the cars.

    Cant make either of them out too clearly off of flickr, so you may need to get that magnifying glass out to solve this mystery.


  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 3,096 Posts
    mrmatthew said:

    The "with roni?" poster int he background

    "KONY"? haha! Off the top, it might be an old advertisement for an alcoholic beverage (something like "Live Life With __!" and a woman in red striking a pose...I dunno). I'd ask someone at The Nethercutt.


  • ameldabeeameldabee 66 Posts
    Come on that is quite easy -> RG Guinea / République de Guinée (French) ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_vehicle_registration_codes

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    ameldabee said:
    Come on that is quite easy -> RG Guinea / République de Guinée (French) ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_vehicle_registration_codes

    Except none of the vehicles in RAJ's photos display the type of code you linked to.

    The RG on that one plate is an unrelated marking that has nothing to do with country of origin.

    Cool photos though!

  • johnblackjohnblack 147 Posts
    Koni make shock absorbers, so the poster doesn't narrow it down.

  • FlomotionFlomotion 2,390 Posts
    British-r: UK reg and the cars are right hand drive so either pics taken in some former colony or probably over here. Maybe he's just on a day trip to a museum?

  • leonleon 883 Posts
    Flomotion said:
    Maybe he's just on a day trip to a museum?
    Looks like that to me too... Might still be an ambassadeur though.

  • GrafwritahGrafwritah 4,184 Posts
    Looks a lot like:



    1960s-1970s government plates from South Africa.

    Looking through other African countries it looks like some iteration of plain white text on a black plate was common in multiple different locations around the mid 20th century.
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