Battered? I've seen fried fish more legible than that.
HOWEVER I must admit you have a point, so I was forced investigate.
And the evidence shows that the car is (was?) indeed 40-TG-96, but only since 1977.
Before that it was ?AA 1?4E.
It was exported and subsequently restored in Holland, unfortunately I have no clues for the date of the restoration.
The big dutch bloke in the last photo may be familiar to Erik ...
Edit ... Since I have no date I should say it was started
to be restored in Holland