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Old 31st Dec 2018, 13:22
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Originally Posted by golfbananajam View Post
Did you buy the plate too? My understanding is that a personal plate belongs to the purchaser of the plate, not the car and should have been removed by the plate owner at their cost with the original going back on the vehicle before it was transferred to you.
No, the plate belongs to the car, so if someone sells the car without having transferred it to another vehicle, or put it on retention, they lose their right to use it.

It's probably the main hassle when changing cars, having to make sure the plate is put on retention before trading in or selling a car. However, the DVLA have now got a truly excellent service (that sounds odd, doesn't it?) where you can do everything online in minutes, so you no longer have to wait for the post or queue at the local DVLA office (ours closed a few years ago anyway).
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 13:32
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
When you've had the same registration number for around 30 years it does make life easier as you get older, as it makes the thing easy to recall when asked. FWIW, I didn't buy the reg I've had all these years, I was given it, but have transferred it to around a dozen different cars over the years and won't sell it as I'm now quite attached to it. Years ago it served to hide the age of the car I was driving, but more recently all it's done is ease the burden of trying to remember a long alphanumeric sequence and, for a few months every couple of years or so, hide the fact that the car is new.
Similarly, one of my ex wives bought me a personalised plate which represents my date of birth and initials. Since then I've transferred it 6 times, both to hide the registration year of the car and for ease of remembering it. No snobbery or vanity involved whatsoever.

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Old 31st Dec 2018, 13:37
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Thank you, "Ladies", for so kindly confirming my point so neatly, namely that, whatever the consideration, it all comes down to a matter of.... personal choice.

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Old 31st Dec 2018, 15:39
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
But I haven't actually checked accident statistics for different coloured cars.
Many years ago (late 1970s) the colour considered the most visible in all UK light conditions was Lemon Yellow
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 18:51
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My washing machine has the serial number TG 000339966. Anyone want to buy it?
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 12:36
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Originally Posted by Crashing Software View Post
Many years ago (late 1970s) the colour considered the most visible in all UK light conditions was Lemon Yellow
Who’d have thought. Sincerely, yt.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 13:04
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When I was a lad it was impressive to see a car with a few letters and one, or at most two, letters. There was an air of exclusivity about them. Anyone remember Gerald Nabarro, a rather flamboyant businessman and later MP, who owned NAB 1 through to NAB 8.

Now 'personal' number plates appear to be bought by all and sundry wanting to make some sort of personal statement. Even more ludicrous when the letters and numbers are illegally spaced to spell something. I bit like the earlier exclusivity of double barrelled surnames, in my opinion, they have now become a sign of pretentiousness.

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Old 1st Jan 2019, 16:07
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I bit like the earlier exclusivity of double barrelled surnames, in my opinion, they have now become a sign of pretentiousness.

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I knew of a chap years ago whose name was "A. Smith". He changed his surname, perhaps out of pretentiousness, to "Lavell-Smith". Everyone always referred to him as "A Level Smith"...
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 17:16
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
I knew of a chap years ago whose name was "A. Smith". He changed his surname, perhaps out of pretentiousness, to "Lavell-Smith". Everyone always referred to him as "A Level Smith"...
I knew a guy whose name was, shall we say, Portersmith. A couple of years later a note went round the office "from now on Fred Portersmith would like to be known as Fred Smith". The "Porter" bit had come from his Mrs, who was no longer his Mrs, but they'd chosen to leave out the hyphen.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 18:48
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I have posted before and often womdered who paid good money for this and what has happened to it?



I know nothing to do with the thread but couldn't resist the avaiation interest

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Old 1st Jan 2019, 19:54
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I have just checked with the DLVA and it seems to have disappeared.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 20:07
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‘Unusual’ plates; I can’t remember what the actual plate sequence was but recently I saw a BMW the plate of which resembled the word ‘Vagina.’ Seemed ironically apt...
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 11:10
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An accountancy firm in Preston used to have a car (they may still do) with the registration PO02 TAX - a rare one that amused me.

Otherwise, I discount such plates as indication of an idiot behind the wheel (yes, not always true, but I can only go from experience on the road) or an indication of the business owning the vehicle being over priced.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 13:26
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B757 JET has presumably been scrapped because that's when the DVLA show "no record".

A good one I recall was also on a Jaguar XJ6 (at the time the car was brand new and the reg. was current for 1976, so it dates me a bit)!

The reg was "CAU 7ION". It's also now gone.

Another local one to me was "6 R" on a blue Ford Cortina Mk1; these days it resides on a 1980 Ford Granada, which is still taxed and MOT'd. No doubt it's worth a lot of money these days.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 16:16
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I couldn't afford a fancy personal registration so simply changed my name to match my car,

Yours

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 16:46
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Why not just put a personalized sticker on the rear glass?



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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 18:00
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I couldn't afford a fancy personal registration so simply changed my name to match my car,

Yours

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If that's you, according to DVLA you're a 1996 VW Polo in red, your MOT expired on 25/09/17 and you're not taxed.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 18:33
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B757 JET has presumably been scrapped because that's when the DVLA show "no record".
It could be because the number is held on retention. I have a personal number on retention and that shows up as 'no record' on the DLVA website.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 19:31
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
It could be because the number is held on retention. I have a personal number on retention and that shows up as 'no record' on the DLVA website.
I seem to recall it was owned by a BA 757 pilot, who presumably doesn't feel the need for it any more.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 20:04
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Some years ago I had the option to buy B747 FLY, I also had the opportunity to buy a DeLorian around the same time.I'm very happy I passed on both.
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