007 Reg for a Bond car

  Graham. 17:33 21 Nov 2006

No, it's not a Bond car (click here) but a new Corsa I'm getting.Thought I would treat myself to a Personalised Reg. click here and have A007CAR. But it's going for auction.

Anything with 007 is £999. So I thought again...

  Kate B 17:46 21 Nov 2006

Personalised number plates are a tax on the self-obsessed, I think.

  Graham. 17:50 21 Nov 2006

I quite agree, I didn't think for long. Jimmy Tarbuck's COMIC was quite pithy.

  Forum Editor 19:41 21 Nov 2006

when I see personalised number plates, and wouln't be seen dead with one. Each to his/her own, though.

The best ever number plate had to be that owned by Bob Danvers Walker, the legendary Radio, TV and Pathe News announcer. He had a mini with the number: RAD1O

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:46 21 Nov 2006

I fail to see why personalised number plates are so popular...why would anyone want to know my initials, unless I was very vain and self obsessive, or read a weak 'joke' ........but hey ho, each to their own and if people want to spend money on vulgar/useless ornaments then it is their money to do as they please.


  wiz-king 06:38 22 Nov 2006

At one time the vet I used had the plate VET 1 0K, I think he put it to advertising on his expenses.

  Simsy 10:34 22 Nov 2006

late 70's/early 80's I used to walk to work in central London. My route took me past a well to do area near Regents Park and I used to regularly pass 2 cars parked outside some expensive offices in the same area.

One was a Turbo Bentleys and had the plate TUR80

And the other was also something expensive, big engined and thirsty, (though I can't remember exactly what now), and it's ironic plate was "100 MPG"

I, generally, share the view of FE and GANDALF on the matter of personal numberplates, but at the time, and even now, these struck me as having something vulgar, but at the same time classy, about them. They certainly beat the vast majority that are seen.



  Brumas 22:00 22 Nov 2006

I am not sure but didn't David Nixon have MAG1C ? - very appropriate for such a polished magician.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:14 22 Nov 2006

Paul Daniels ;-))


  Brumas 22:21 22 Nov 2006

Thanks for that, but in David Nixon's case it wasn't just his head that was polished, unlike Mr Daniels, he had a certain charisma IMHO, but we won't fall out about it ;o0

  Totally-braindead 22:31 22 Nov 2006

When I saw this thread I was thinking about Paul Daniels and his MAGIC1 number plate funny enough. It also started me thinking about the cars in my local area running about with private number plates that are non standard. It was my understanding that new rules had come into force in the past couple of years to stop people altering the way they look in order for the number plate to look like something else. By this I mean I thought it was illegal now to use different spacing and fonts to make an 8 look at first glance like a B and that sort of thing.

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