Originally Posted by BOB DYLAN
No need,I know it well from buying many cars........its definately original torino plate ,still with italian stamp(star) its the plate thats put on the car when sold to a foreigner that is going to expost it back to his own country.This is the actual plate in from italy on the 500 when delivereed to AUS . Quote"" The SITES plates ran alongside the ‘EE’ plates issued to foreigners who purchased Italian cars there, to export to their home countries. (EE=Escursionisti Esteri=Foreign excursionist/visitor). if it was a local car it would have TO (torino)...the only one that I know that was complete word was on the one I drove in rome with ROMA then No's. legitimate right hand original 1966
1929-1974: temporary plates isued between 1929 and 1974 had white characters on black background and had the letters EE, that stand for "Escursionisti Esteri" followed by a number (pictures 1 and 2). The number was serial, starting from 1, and plates were given to the provinces in batches (at the beginning the batches were made of 100 plates and given in alphabetical order, so Ancona got plates from EE 1 to EE 100 up to Venezia that had plates from EE 1201 to EE 1300; later the batches were given when requested and they were often larger). According to the year, the plates had a dfferent official seal (the symbol of fascio until 1944 and then the symbol of the Italian Republic). Moreover, in 1959 a metal white/red tab placed between the seal of the Italian republic and the first digit was introduced to show the expiration of the plate: even if it was obligatory, this metal tab was seldom used, while a red sticker with the same purpose was much more common. In 1963 temporary plates started being made of plastic, but didn't change their numbering system or their look.
Front plates (pictures number 3, 4 and 5) were smaller with the EE letters on the right, exactly like normal Italian front plates where the origin code is on the right, and hadn't got any tab.
From 1929 to 1959 temporary plates were already very similar, but didn't have the red tab (it was introduced in 1959) and had a different official seal, according to the time of issue.
Picture 1: 1929 - 1944
Picture 2: 1959 - 1974