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Private plates

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by micky., Jun 27, 2020.

  1. sl500amgsport

    sl500amgsport Senior Member

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    Missing an O after the 8, make it much more valuable;-). Nice S8 bet that drives well?

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
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    ioweddie Senior Member

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    Here's mine....Surname Cadman...was getting an X3 many moons ago...it cost me £300
     
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    peterws1957 Senior Member

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    Apparently yoofs are not interested in initials or names, but prefer plates with their Instagram (and such) "tags". :rolleyes:
     
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    Ron240 Senior Member

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    I've only ever bought one personalised plate(I refuse to call them private plates). Was back in 1998 and the first car it was assigned to was a Mk.2 Mondeo 2.0 Si(loved that car). I have transferred it from car to car ever since, and during the last decade when I started buying brand new cars they were all first registered with my plate. Its great when you can get a picture of your old and new cars side by side both with same number plate. :)
    I don't see it as vanity at all.....the plate has simply become a part of me. :cool:
     
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    bob 6600 Senior Member

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    Someone actually thought it was supposed to spell boobs lol

    It drives very well, had it two years now and still love it every time I take it out. Hopefully this will be a keeper with it's spec and history, won't be many V10s again in production.
     
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    bob 6600 Senior Member

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    Mine was also £250 or £299 can't remember. Bargain!
     
  7. KennyN

    KennyN Senior Member

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  8. s5tuart

    s5tuart Senior Member

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    I put my plate on retention when I sold the SL.
    I haven’t put it on the 2008 Focus estate!:p:rolleyes:

    ...it will go on the CLS though!!!
    It’s previously been on an Audi 200 Type 43 (remember them?) a Lotus Elan, two TVRs And my SL500 R129 :D
     
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  9. Rappey69

    Rappey69 Senior Member

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    My plate came with the car when i bought it. was the guys initials with a dodgy black fixing to make 11 into a H, and also had the initials of his company.
    Turns out its worth around £650 so i transfered it to my current car.
    some irish plates look tacky but others are quite funny and relevant.
     
  10. McDonald

    McDonald Senior Member

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    My initials are MB, neatly corresponding with Mercedes Benz. IMG_1938.jpg
     
  11. Ricardo_e220

    Ricardo_e220 Senior Member

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    Ended up with quite a few by inheritance rather than anything else ... was never interested until I bought my first Lotus, it has my initials and was £250 and being 6 digits&letters fitted better on the front (they stick out)

    I then inherited 2 dateless plates of which 1 was my great grandfathers, the other my mums (she inherited the other one) which are Northumberland plates. The first was circa 1910 or something... 1 letter and 4 numbers and pretty rare - its been in my life forever... now lives on the lotus. The other one was on mums SLk which I inherited.. 2 letters 4 numbers...equally reminds me of her... They are apparently worth a few quid...but I couldn’t care less...unless we leave the UK then I’ll hand them onto my kids if they want them when I can’t drive anymore!!!

    Also means I don’t need to remember reg numbers ;)
     
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    That of course is the other thing, I have had my number for so long now I don't have to think 'What on earth is my registration number ?' :rolleyes:
     
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    Had TVR's for the last 14 years,so I thought this was quite apt.

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    And the reference below?
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    I've had one on one of my cars for almost 20 years now...
     
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    Crispian Senior Member

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    Common mantra of V8 drivers:D

    A pal with a rather twisted sense of humor stuck it on when I wasn't looking,since removed:)
     
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    sl500amgsport Senior Member

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    I want one of those stickers

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
  18. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    One is obvious. The other my wife bought me for my 60th...my initials.

    I once bought a new car with CAZ 6580 on it. Someone went to some trouble by contacting the dealer and having them send me a letter to see if I'd sell him the plate. His daughter, Catherine, known as Caz in the family was born on 6/5/1980. I said yes, but he never followed through.
     
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    I once bought an ML from MB with a registration plate A1 ??? (Cant remember what now), but when I collected the car it had a standard year plate on it. I wish I had complained now.
     
  20. LostKiwi

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    I've had 3 personalised plates. Two came on the car and the other I bought then sold with the car.
    First was MR888 (on a car in NZ - apparently the number 8 is lucky according to the chinese)
    Second was T15ASB which I bought to put on my T5 Volvo. ASB are my initials so it was kind of 'tis ASB but also fitted with the T5.
    Last is the only one I still have - M500SLW which belonged to Malcolm. The 500SL part is obvious and the M is for Malc and the W is Watford - his surname.

    I nearly bought F3STR for my Defender - it was called Fester in reference to the rust festering below which required a galvanized chassis to sort out.
     
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