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
RSSOC 1979> Rhubarb SE6a V8 1979-1997 Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014-2018
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On the road I don't drive fast, but I don't slow down for corners
In competition I drive very fast, but not always on the track ...