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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieb View Post
    Couple today - M3TER on a Pimlico Plumbers van. One that must be worth a few quid - 1T on a BMW.
    Another Pimlico Plumbers van with S1 NKS - he loves his private plates....

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    Saw LAT8 on a McLaren as it bombed past me this morning on the Dronfield Bypass.

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    S1 NCL

    as owned by Scott Sinclair of Celtic fame in East Kilbride recently

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    13N on Tesla X

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    Few plates in Essex that are along the lines of ESX / ES55ESX etc

    Also seen A1 floating around Regents Park on a mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    Not a lover of vanity plates even though the wife has one but i have always loved this one that lives near Leyland and will try and get a picture next time i see it.

    U 2
    Funnily enough, we were talking about this plate yesterday and how it's been around Preston for years. First saw it on an MG in the 80's then on an MG Metro of all things!
    Not seen it for ages despite living in Leyland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ru55 View Post
    as owned by Scott Sinclair of Celtic fame in East Kilbride recently
    My App says that's on a Bentley Continental GT Speed, who's MOT expired on the 2nd January 2019 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by funkstar View Post
    Also seen A1 floating around Regents Park on a mini.
    It also says that's on a 2007 Mini Cooper S who's road tax expired in November 2018 and isn't SORN...

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Big View Post
    Funnily enough, we were talking about this plate yesterday and how it's been around Preston for years. First saw it on an MG in the 80's then on an MG Metro of all things!
    Not seen it for ages despite living in Leyland!

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    The App says that's currently on a BMW X4, properly taxed and MOT'd, phew!

    Yes, I'm bored...

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    One near me appeared recently - 8 END but spaced as 8EN D

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    Check out this plate i followed down Brighton seafront last week


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    I recall seeing Ray Reardon driving a Merc. many years ago in Torquay with CUE 1 on it. Also, Steve Parrish (Suzuki rider and truck racer into 70s) had PEN 1S but I think it was taken off him and deactivated by DVLA or some other big brother type gov. dept.

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    I was driving around the New Forest last week, and spotted M54 LLY on a Mustang.
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    enjoy my private plate but just a 5 digit y9 rf* type
    would love a 4 digit but can't see it ever happening and my initials are rs make it expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkstar View Post
    Few plates in Essex that are along the lines of ESX / ES55ESX etc

    Also seen A1 floating around Regents Park on a mini.
    I also saw A1 near Regents Park on a Mini about 15 years ago, very classy! Surely it's got to be the most valuable plate ever if it was ever to be auctioned given it is the very first registration issued?

    Friend of my dad's used to own UPU2 many years back.

    Many years ago before private plates became a thing and there was no value of interest in them, my dad owned a car with the registration FMC1, he contacted Ford UK and asked them if they would like to buy the car for the plate, at the time my dad owned a garage business and he was offering them first refusal at market value for the car and thought they would love the reg for their show and rally cars being that it was perfect for Ford Motor Company, they told him they couldn't see the point and declined.
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    An old bodybuilding friend has B16 ARM as his number plate. Another guy at my gym, a pro bodybuider has B1 CEP. Both plates were quite fitting for the owner.

    When I was 18 I had the chance to buy B16 DOM for around £750, instead I decided to spend the money on a Gucci watch which I thought was the dog danglies at the time. Annoyingly I've never seen the plate come up for sale since but I suspect it would be a lot more expensive looking at similar plates. Whilst I still have the watch it just sits in a draw, as being more educated now I can't bring myself to wear it in public haha.

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    V12 XKE on an X-Type the other day.

    Spend an unreasonable amount of time wondering about the circumstances. Stuck it on his runabout while the e-type is being restored? Old fella forced to sell his p&j but hung onto the plate, now relegated to a cheap snorter? Jag fan that bought the plate and is looking for the car to put it on?

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    A few years back when the Nissan 200 SX was still on sale I spent a Christmas driving round in one with registration '200 SX'. The police paid a bit of attention to it more than once. Then there was the knackered old Micra in Kingston with 'A911 RSR'. Had I had the money I'd have offered to buy it (but then keep it on something knackered). It appears to now be on a blue 911.
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    Around the corner from my mums house... Corner of Milman street/Cheyne walk Chelsea.
    And incidentally where Jack Nicholson used to stay whenever he was in London filming.

    The couple that live there change their cars every couple of months, but they're always very nice cars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    . Then there was the knackered old Micra in Kingston with 'A911 RSR'. Had I had the money I'd have offered to buy it (but then keep it on something knackered). It appears to now be on a blue 911.
    I used to see that old Micra parked in Kings road, Kingston....

    I bought the reg number 911 GTF from a bloke in Kingston and had it on my old Citroen BX diesel estate for years, despite me having an old 911 at the time.
    Ended up selling the reg number to a bloke in scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Please don't be offended, but I can assure you that nobody outside of the UK would think any of the above examples were cool, witty, funny or otherwise remarkable.

    That anyone is prepared to pay as much as a fiver for an incomprehensible mix of letters and numbers on their cars is totally beyond me.
    Some folks have zero imagination, no wonder we do so well on ourselves
    Personalised regs very popular in Scandinavia, Germany, and other countries where legal, Spain are discussing it as a revenue base !
    Short plates enhance the car's appearance, bit similar to alloys
    One of ours H1 OLA (H1OLA....) brings out many smiles and postitive comments in Spain . . .
    Each to their own !

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    I paid a massive £175 for (something like) EH05 RCP for my Cayman, but I haven't put it on yet. No one will ever get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tz-uk73 View Post
    Check out this plate i followed down Brighton seafront last week


    When I worked at Alan Day Mercedes Benz in the mid 80s, we had a lovely customer who was an elderly Professor , as I recall, and every 6 months he would buy a new SL and put this number on the car. His thinking behind this was, as his current wife particularly disliked his daughter, the car and very valuable number was to be left to her in the event of his demise. Nice to see this photo as it reminds me of this particular gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorj View Post
    I paid a massive £175 for (something like) EH05 RCP for my Cayman, but I haven't put it on yet. No one will ever get it.
    I assume it's your initials? Those not up to speed with a particular manufacturer and the iterations of each model will just think you're driving a 2005 car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    When I worked at Alan Day Mercedes Benz in the mid 80s, we had a lovely customer who was an elderly Professor , as I recall, and every 6 months he would buy a new SL and put this number on the car. His thinking behind this was, as his current wife particularly disliked his daughter, the car and very valuable number was to be left to her in the event of his demise. Nice to see this photo as it reminds me of this particular gentleman.
    Small world, and glad it bought back memories. Nice to see it still adoring as very nice Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Around the corner from my mums house... Corner of Milman street/Cheyne walk Chelsea.
    And incidentally where Jack Nicholson used to stay whenever he was in London filming.

    The couple that live there change their cars every couple of months, but they're always very nice cars.

    These plates are Bernie Ecclestone's.

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    No, they’re not.

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    Someone in our office (I don't know whom) has BMW X6 with SKV1R - probably is!

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    Saw a Pimlico Plumber van in Hackney Wick, this evening with the plate:
    TAP 15 ON

    Made me chuckle...


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    Quote Originally Posted by funkstar View Post
    These plates are Bernie Ecclestone's.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    No, they’re not.
    Correct. They aren't Ecclestones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Correct. They aren't Ecclestones.
    Yup why does everyone say they're Bernie's!

    It's a property developer chap called Robert Bourne and his wife.

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    Was parked behind AUN 71E a few months back, on a LR Disco iirc.

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    Often see this around our town, would be a good fit for my wife, lol...


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    Quote Originally Posted by gary1064 View Post
    Often see this around our town, would be a good fit for my wife, lol...
    Ha ha this is excellent, I am wondering if racy cow is still available?
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    Eddie’s man in Hastings?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gary1064 View Post
    Often see this around our town, would be a good fit for my wife, lol...
    Very good - one of the better ones here. Not messed about with and immediately obvious (I struggle to see what many I supposed to ‘say’).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Yup why does everyone say they're Bernie's!

    It's a property developer chap called Robert Bourne and his wife.
    Ah, my mistake.

    Somewhere in the online media it's stated as Bernie's hence the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret67 View Post
    Saw a Pimlico Plumber van in Hackney Wick, this evening with the plate:
    TAP 15 ON

    Made me chuckle...

    He loves his personalised plates, every van of his I have seen had a personal plate.

    Some are...

    BOG 1, B1 DET, LAV 1, F1 USH etc etc.
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    A good plate ...

    I do not have one, but my Impreza has BD55 xxx as the original plate, and a few people ask if it supposed to be “BOSS” plus my initials.

    I have always thought “he’s a cock” whenever I have seen anyone with BO55 or BD55 etc where it is a private reg., and am now considering buying a private plate simply to hide my normal one!!!


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    One I saw in south of Edinburgh was B16 EGO on a large black range rover. With square-ish font it worked very well.

    Preumably for someone with a big ego, such a number plate is no issue! :-)

    There also used to be a SUE 1M in Edinburgh, presumably either a lawyer, a Sue, or both.

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    My lad bought the perfect plate for him P13 JNH his initials are JNH but also his knickname from school was Pie, which his mates still call him, so he his knickname P13 and his initials on the same plate.

    Cost a massive £250 plus transfer costs.

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    I saw a ‘single single’ on an Vauxhall Astra. Was so surprised at value against the car that I cannot remember the registration (so half a story here)!

    Otherwise saw MAG 1C many years ago on motorway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    I saw a ‘single single’ on an Vauxhall Astra. Was so surprised at value against the car that I cannot remember the registration (so half a story here)!

    Otherwise saw MAG 1C many years ago on motorway.
    Wasn’t that Paul Daniel’s from memory?


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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Around the corner from my mums house... Corner of Milman street/Cheyne walk Chelsea.
    And incidentally where Jack Nicholson used to stay whenever he was in London filming.

    The couple that live there change their cars every couple of months, but they're always very nice cars.

    Those plates have been on those two cars for years.

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    A good plate ...

    Quote Originally Posted by g40steve View Post
    Those plates have been on those two cars for years.
    Or just the same old photo doing the rounds again?

    Last edited by Dave+63; 11th January 2019 at 22:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    There also used to be a SUE 1M in Edinburgh, presumably either a lawyer, a Sue, or both.
    I know the owner. A now retired (male) lawyer who lives in East Lothian. Doesn’t have the plate anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorj View Post
    I paid a massive £175 for (something like) EH05 RCP for my Cayman, but I haven't put it on yet. No one will ever get it.
    It will look like Porsche when viewed in the rear view mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingenioren View Post
    Some folks have zero imagination, no wonder we do so well on ourselves
    Personalised regs very popular in Scandinavia, Germany, and other countries where legal, Spain are discussing it as a revenue base !
    Short plates enhance the car's appearance, bit similar to alloys
    One of ours H1 OLA (H1OLA....) brings out many smiles and postitive comments in Spain . . .
    Each to their own !
    Personalised plates don't exist in Germany, they do in Sweden (and I believe Norway?) but are very rare up North as against the 'Jante lagen'. I suppose the only other country where I have seen many personalised plates outside of the UK is in the US, but they do it properly with a free format rather than the fixed character/number formats of the UK where one needs to substitute letters by numbers.

    I don't have an issue with people buying personalised plates, but I don't get it how people in the UK are shelling out thousands for seemingly random combinations of letters and numbers with a meaning only for themselves (and engage in illegal spacing and tainting with plates using coloured screws).

    I was actually born in the German city of Bitburg, where the German number plate regime allows for a rare gem:



    Bitburg also being a major American Air Force base, many of these disappeared during nights and feature large in the stolen plates register (and as such are blocked for re-issuance) and the BIT-CH combination has nowadays become impossible to obtain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Personalised plates don't exist in Germany
    I thought they did?

    Hence the plates always seen on the Alpina latest demo cars OAL*B5, OAL*D3, etc?

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    Used to see AML 1 near me. Think owned by AM.

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