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7 hours ago, London Best said:

I read many ‘personalised plates’ and often cannot work out what the owner thinks it says.

It says ‘Look at me folks, I’m a complete p-r-a-t for spending good money out on a ‘personalised’ plate to make me look somehow special’

As LB says, often the numbers/letters are so contrived, it’s difficult to make any sense of them.

You can probably tell that I’m not a fan !

OB

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13 hours ago, Walker570 said:

I normally consider these personalised plates as about as common as you can get , but that one is really appropriate.

That’s what I thought. When I see a personalised plate - and I agree with others, that some take some working out in their desperation to own one- I usually think ‘knob’, but thought this one was quite amusing. 

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1 hour ago, Windswept said:

I remember the joke that says don't buy a personalised plate, it's cheaper to change your name to match the plate on your car.

I need a name beginning with Z then.🙄😀

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2 hours ago, Centrepin said:

I have a private plate, came with the car. I keep getting asked what it means but I haven't the faintest idea. 

I'm not even clever enough to make something up to fit either.

 

Ditto. My old LR had what everyone assumed was a personal plate, but it was merely the original which came with the vehicle. 
People often asked me what it stood for. 

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I have to admit to having a personal plate   It cost me the grand sum of £5, and I've had it for 45 years now.  Biggest mistake was turning down a good offer for it!

Used to have my dog's personal plate on my previous LandRover "LAB xyz".  Came with the LandRover - and went with it when it went.

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I had a LR 90 registered D90 ***. 
I got sick of people asking me where I got the plate/what I paid for the plate. 
It was original and I am sure the bloke who bought the vehicle from me only wanted the plate, but he still has it seven years on.

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As a young lad my Dad owned a Hillman Minx. It had the registration plate PRM 1, and eventually a bloke called at our house having seen it parked outside. He owned a Morris 1100 with the registration plate PRM 1G, if I recall. 
My cousin in Manchester phones up my Dad to tell him not to sell it, but unfortunately too late, and my Dad let it go for the princely sum of about 80 quid, which was still a few weeks wages for my Dad back then. 
I have no idea how much it would be worth now. 

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I do have a strange coincidence in connection with my personal plate;  My number is of the form ABC 12 - where ABC is 3 letters and 12 is two numbers.

When I first had it, I used to park regularly in a car park in Edgbaston, Birmingham - and a car with the plate ABC 12 N (i.e exactly same letters and numbers - with an N suffix (1975)) used the same car park daily.  Mine was a blue mini then, and the N suffix was a new brown Triumph Stag.

Wind forward 40 years to about 2015.  Walking near my home and there drove past - a brown Triumph Stag ....... number ABC 12 N.  Must have been the same car, now someone's pride and joy 40 year old classic car!

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