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What good private number plates have you seen lately?

Discussion in 'Motoring Forum' started by Kieron, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Kieron

    Kieron Moderator

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    Seen some great plates over the years - my favourite being BMW 635 many years ago around the Blackpool area on (you guessed it) a brand new BMW 635.

    Seen any good ones recently?
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    I saw one just the other day D8UG D with the '8' haveing a screw in the right place to make it look like an 'R' .... Funny thing was the car was being searced by the police when I drove past. Black Land Rover Discovery with black tinted glass. Can't say I was surprised he got pulled!:rolleyes:
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    S70 LEN is one that is often round the local area. One of the best plates IMO, really makes you think twice when you see it.
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    G1 POE

    I want it :laugh:
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    The best ones i know about were owned by Scottish motor tycoon Ian Skelly back in the 80's, when he had the largest VW/Audi franchise in Europe.
    He had AUD 1 and VW 1, and i used to see the former on the road from time to time.
    Naturally it did not have the correct spacing between D and 1. ;)
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    Funnily enough, I swear I saw a BMW once in Liverpool with "BMW" as the reg and I assumed it was someone like Ian Skelly driving (or being driven in) it. Saw the infamous DEGSY driving round there a few times too but couldn't care less about that one.
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    Be asking for trouble, that.
    Like the bloke along the road, who has ** TAX.
    Could be a taxi driver (no taxi plate though), but can't help assuming he's a tax inspector.
    In which case, I wouldn't go advertising it.
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    Y5 AVE, on a Bentley which I thought was rather apt. Of course the spacing was completely wrong....
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    FZR400RRSP Well-Known Member

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    I'm usually good with these, but I'm struggling with this one.
    Only thing I can come up with is "Y 5AVE", as in 'WHY SAVE'?
    Is that what you mean by apt?
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    Why

    If the DVLA issued the plate then obviously they don't, besides which he was on caravan site so there was some irony about it
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    Spot on.
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    Some time ago in deepest, darkest Lancashire there was a retired, eccentric Headteacher who had the plate T

    T4 WTU (i.e. taught you).

    Seems fair enough, but what made it more amusing was the word spelled out when you looked in your rear view mirror..........work it out for yourself ;)
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    :D Now that is something i have wanted to say to quite a few drivers over the years. :rotfl:
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    Ive seen 'A4' on a car before, not a Audi A4 either.

    I like my mates aswell, it was WE51EYZ.

    I dont see the point in plates that dont really say anything like initials and 3/4 numbers. Ive also seen people get very creative with letters like making L's into I's, O's into U's, G's into C's and E's etc...
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    This is often the problem with 'car specific' plates.
    What makes sense on one car looks daft on another.
    Far too restrictive.
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    I've seen these running around:
    WEL5H on a BMW
    5EXY on a white Rolls Royce
    NON1X on a Mazda MX5
    PR05SER on a Focus

    Years ago saw 2 police cars both with the letters TWP on them at an agricultural show in St Albans. Took great delight in telling them that TWP meant stupid in Welsh.:devil:

    I'd love G18BSY.
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    H8 TAX on an Audi
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    A woman who lives near me has K15 SME on her Porsche Boxster spaced and tweaked to read K1SS ME.
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    Last summer I saw E JORDAN on a BMW 3 series outside my local bar, so joked to my bro that must be Eddie Jordan's ride.

    Then went inside and he was having lunch with his family :eek::D
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    Personally I don't really think there is such a thing as a "good private plate".
    Short ones like xxx ABC or short, dateless plates can look good.
    But anything that requires bad and illegal spacing, placing screws illegally etc in my opinion make the driver look like a ****.
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    Steve Parrish (ex bike/truck racer and now BBC commentator) has the best plates.
    I've seen his car with the plate PEN15.
    He has another connotation on his partner's car, something like PEN115.
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    Im trying to work out what the proper registration mark would be. :confused:
    Has to be EJO then 3 numbers to look like RDA, then ending in an N.
    What would the 3 numbers be?

    Surely would be guaranteed to get pulled by the Police.
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    R5 0FF on an RS4
    H15 FAP old bloke in a Merc. Don't think he knew.
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    Could be E708DAN with a tweaked "8"
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    Another couple from way back when - Blackpool area.

    TUR 180 or may have been TUR 130 on an RS500 Cosworth - 1987ish

    J10 TLS on a bright yellow Esprit - 1992 era
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    P1ONS on an older styled merc about a month ago
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    Yep, that would make more sense. :)
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    I went looking for "D4 DRE" once but somebody had it.

    I've got "?200 SX?" on my Nissan 200 SX.

    I used to see somebody with "S0 5EXY"
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    Its a bit like this one

    X32 1ARO

    Or this one

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    I have not seen either.
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    During a business trip to Reading today I saw a BMW 7 series which had the plate MU5 1C. this was spotted on the M6 southbound near Sandbach.

    The spacing wasn't unusual, but it looked odd having 2 characters at the end.
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