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BroadAmbition

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51 minutes ago, psychicsurveyor said:

The other advantage is I have only had to remember one reg number in 35 years,  a definite bonus these days :default_biggrin:

That's by far the best excuse for a personalised plate I've ever heard, not sure having a company called ROT is a good idea though. :default_biggrin:

I've never really understood the personalised plate thing, but then again I hate cars and think they're a waste of money but a must have. I have known so many people who spent all they've got on a "flash motor" then gone without other things to pay for it.

Give me 30k and I'll spend 2 on a car and waste the other 28 enjoying myself:default_drinks:

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give me 30k and I will get a volvo with 1k and spend the rest on a boat

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Then there is my Dutton Phaeton S3 - A kit car completed by yours truly back in the early eighties (I still own it)

Recently it was rolled out and lent to a mate of mine as a bit of a project for him, sadly it has got the better of him and I have to bring it back home, that is proving problematical as of yet I have nowhere to keep it.  Anyroadup, where was I? - Oh yes, number plates, I transferred over the reg plate from a donor vehicle thereby saving having to use a 'Q' plate.  At the time in the early eighties the plate meant nothing special.  However it does now, I have had a few enquiries if I would sell the plate as DVLA makes efforts not have plates displaying anything offensive.  'FFS' - Think about it!

Griff

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Wyndham said:

not sure having a company called ROT is a good idea though. :default_biggrin:

:default_biggrin: The company deals with specialist repairs to structural timbers as well as Dry rot and Wet rot.

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I've never really understood the personalised plate thing,

Each to their own, to me they are just a bit of fun, none of my plates have cost me much, I think the most expensive one was the Tiger plate at around £400 - ish, can't really remember The Dutton plate was free, MrsG's was cheap but I do cherish R641 CHG that one to me is special and I would have gladly gone up to around £1k for it as it was I got if for the lowest price DVLA sell plates for.

One of my shooting friends has a cherished plate his wife bought him as a present years n years ago 'N1 GUN'  He has had no end of offers to buy it from him.  One rich bloke asked him to name his price starting at six figures.  His reply was 'You can't afford it' the rich guy said, I came here today in that - pointing to his own helicopter - My friend said 'See, I told you that you can't afford it !

Griff

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2 hours ago, ranworthbreeze said:

We advise all forum members not to show their registrations due to car cloning, a make, colour and the registration can be all that is needed for cloning.

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Alan

Seeing as your reg number, make, model, colour and chassis number is on full display wherever your car is I wouldn't worry about piccys on here too much. 

 

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7 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Each to their own,....

Can't disagree with that.

They can be fun, just round the corner from me are 2 of the best I've seen, DO51 DAD and DO51MUM. :default_biggrin:

Not for me tho'

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I did see my initial and full surname up on the DVLA site last year,  sadly it was 3 grand and I didn't have a spare car at the time.  Matron also said no. :default_eusa_naughty:

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I have wondered about LO05 NYX (L005 being Nyx's reg) but can't find it, nor do I own a car young enough to wear it.

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15 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

Then there is my Dutton Phaeton S3 - A kit car completed by yours truly back in the early eighties (I still own it)

 

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This takes me back - one of my very first cars was a Dutton Phaeton (in orange...) - being young it was actually my daily driver - i then progressed onto a couple of Westfields as the 'disposable income' increased  - the last one being a very nice example - trouble is it got to the time when it would only come out of the garage on decent days - if i had the time - think the last annual mileage between MOT's was just short of 400 - so decided to sell and made a nice profit considering i had owned it for 4 years and had done virtually nothing to it...

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On ‎11‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 18:50, ranworthbreeze said:

We advise all forum members not to show their registrations due to car cloning, a make, colour and the registration can be all that is needed for cloning.

Regards

Alan

Agreed,

But you can stand on the side of any road, any day, and get all the info you need as well.

 

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On 12/04/2018 at 12:06, MauriceMynah said:

I have wondered about LO05 NYX (L005 being Nyx's reg) but can't find it, nor do I own a car young enough to wear it.

I've been looking out for anything starting L144 for some time with no joy either. The best cherished marks I've seen were at Le Mans years ago, a black Range Rover - HI 5 parked next to a black Aston DB5 - HER 5. If you've got it,flaunt it!

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I think the most complete spelled name I have seen on a plate was AD11OLF. I have fairly mixed feelings on the private plate thing, some are classy, others clever and others still are just a bit errm.....

I had B29 *** on an old gpz900r and was told by a plane buff that it might be of interest to the right people but I didnt like to take the reg off it as it was the original(that and I couldnt be bothered)

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Before I joined the thin blue line I did a couple of years at the local vehicle licensing office and saw some crackers. One that made me smile was 

SPL 1F on a black Toyota Celica Supra with dark tinted windows - the owner was a big guy from the Caribbean - we had a lovely banter when he tried to tell me it was his lady's initials.

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On 4/11/2018 at 20:38, BroadAmbition said:

Then there is my Dutton Phaeton S3 - A kit car completed by yours truly back in the early eighties (I still own it)

Recently it was rolled out and lent to a mate of mine as a bit of a project for him, sadly it has got the better of him and I have to bring it back home, that is proving problematical as of yet I have nowhere to keep it.  Anyroadup, where was I? - Oh yes, number plates, I transferred over the reg plate from a donor vehicle thereby saving having to use a 'Q' plate.  At the time in the early eighties the plate meant nothing special.  However it does now, I have had a few enquiries if I would sell the plate as DVLA makes efforts not have plates displaying anything offensive.  'FFS' - Think about it!

Griff

 

 

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Hi Griff,

I built an S3 back in the mid 80s, but had to sell it when i bought a flat, as i could`nt afford to run 2 cars, and there was no off street parking with the flat.  One thing i will say, if you decide to sell it, please be very careful, as they are being snapped up by unscrupulous people who only want the reg and vin no`s, and then sell the rest on to some por sod who then has the hassle of trying to re reg them, only to have the DVLA, and possibly even the police, investigating THEM for possible car cloning. It`s also a way for people to build non legal cars, and registering them with legal numbers etc.  There`s a great Dutton facebook group which i belong to, as i`m hoping to pick up an S4 some day reasonably soon, subject to availability of course. Mine was Dutton Pirate red, with the hard top, and 1300 Escort powered. I do have some pics, but don`t have a compatable scanner to scan them onto this laptop, so that will be something for the future.

 

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I used to own a car AND 198Y, lost the number plate when I had an accident and it was scrapped, the road tax ran out, and I was told it needed to be taxed to exchange the number, as it was missing an entire corner the mot was impossible so no tax, no transfer.

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I have a private plate, Jill has her own plate. I was told by someone it was pure vanity.

This was by someone whose hair was visibly receding from his wig!

paul

Ps I have been bald since I was 23.

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I had a Yellow M3 with a number plate B4NND  :default_biggrin: ended up with 12 points on my licence so binned it :13_upside_down: A few years later the number plate featured in a daily mirror headline I wish I'd kept it :default_blush:

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I nearly made a mistake getting plates for Kaz on her new car a few year back. I'd see a plate with KA5 0 UTT name and surname but when she swapped the car it had gone and found one with mine and her name on it for her new 14 plate car.

ST 14 KAZ which was ok till I print it out on a plate designer and put on my desk at work and someone said STI 4 KAZ

I've still not found one for her. But I do get a number plate mag delivered every month from the guy I bought the house from very kind of him.

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Our GC Jeep has gone to a new owner and my cherished reg plate will soon be adorning the 'GriffTile' van (Once the van amended log book arrives).  So, we - Well MrsG to be factual - have decided on purchasing a new Grand Cherokee Jeep (That is new to us not brand new) We are looking at the 'Summit' model around 2014 onwards.  My question - does anyone here have any experience with these models, their weak points / Achilles heel etc.  Thanks  Griff

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201806207676071?price-from=20000&postcode=dn93jj&sort=sponsored&advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=27500&aggregatedTrim=Summit&model=GRAND CHEROKEE&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&fuel-type=Diesel&make=JEEP&radius=1500&page=1

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