Cars of Malta
In the July 1993 issue, Thoroughbred & Classic Cars ran an article about the cars of Malta entitled "Treasure Island". I am glad to report that although by 2001 imported Japanese and Korean cars seemed to dominate the scene, there were still plenty of cars in everyday use for the classic car enthusiast to enjoy.
There is a great looking car museum in Malta:
Classic Car Collection' museum Malta's first automobile museum which is now open for the public. It is located in Qawra.
It seems that many car owners have made use of the opportunity to order a customised new European model licence plate. Apart from the ones shown here I spotted RED 156 on a red Alfa 156, HIS 576 parked next to ERS 328, ZEP 156 on a 1956 Opel Kapitän, RED 600 on a red Fiat Seicento, SEJ 100 on another Seicento, and numerous others.
Ingenious though the licence plate may be, it looks very much like a '57 Beetle to me.
Beautiful two-tone paint.
Although not as many as a couple of years ago, there are still quite a few good-looking classic cars in daily use on the Maltese islands (2005).
A bit off-topic, but interesting nonetheless, a Mk 1 Land-Rover of circa 1949 vintage.