Anyone remember their parents reg numbers?

Anyone remember their parents reg numbers?

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CS Garth

Original Poster:

2,846 posts

89 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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This one is for the nerds - haters need not apply. Inspired by the concurrent thread (my dad had one of those) does anyone else have ingrained in their memory the reg numbers of their parents car? I remember most and have happy memories of the excitement associated with each "new" car that came into our family although in hindsight all were fairly mundane:

LFT 430X - mothers metro, blue and a rust bucket but seemed like it was out of Tomorrow's World (anyone under 35 need not apply)
E82 CCN - Fiesta Popular (not even Popular Plus), white and seemed amazing after the Metro
E900 DCU - old man's Orion 1.6d L, Burgandy and slow as hell. First new car for us.
J658 JPV - rover 216 BRG - 16v engine seamed very spritely, 2nd gear went after 40k
G852 RVK - Subaru estate GL - had shifatable low ratio, was amazing on a road car

I could go on. Would like to hear if others have similar memories which inspired their car interests....

Hammer67

5,269 posts

168 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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RKL915G White Mk2 Cortina
GKE10N Blue Mk3 Cortina
RKJ222P Orange Mk3 Cortina
XKK80S White Mk4 Cortina
KK0650V Blue Mk5 Cortina

And many others I don't recall.

The old man worked for a Ford dealer.

GC8

19,910 posts

174 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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PFA 150M

The last Citroen DS imported. Sold a year later with almost 100,000 miles on the clock.

battered

4,088 posts

131 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Bizarrely I remember CME94H, a Mk2 Cortina, owned from 1972ish to ~76. Replaced by a Renault 12, number unknown, then a Fiesta SFU404T, later a Mini van LTL 232P, both of which I drove as a learner and new driver. All dead now, I imagine. The R12 nad Fiesta both had accidents, I know they died.

Deerfoot

4,712 posts

168 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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WHA295X Cortina 2.0 S,
A650URP Audi 100 CS
B220DUX Audi Coupe 2.2 GT

Are just three I remember. The 100 CS was a great car.

Vacumatic

188 posts

97 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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ADN 771B 1964 Morris 1000
GUB 2K 1972 Yamaha 250
TYW 350 Commer Van

Ask me what my registration number was now and I would have to go and look, and write it down before I got back to the computer


Stuart70

3,352 posts

167 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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UGM83K - Parent's Austin 1300. Lots of memories, mainly the last one when the subframe failed, took out the brakes and tried to kill us going down a steep hill.
PGD175P - Grandmother's Mini 1000 Automatic. Three speed go kart and lots of, very slow, fun when you are allowed to drive agen 12.
DGG632X - Austin Maxi. My parent's car, memorable because they passed it on to me as my first car. Hateful and slow; BL build quality - exhausts broke, suspension sank - engine was powerless and noisy. It was brilliant because it was mine and it was freedom.

I am sure I could do many more, but that is probably enough "nerdish" for now.

Great thread OP...

Kiltie

7,495 posts

230 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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TRG 678K - my old man's Stag.
ORS 30M - my old man's BMW 3.0 CSi.

ETA - reminded of this thread.

Edited by Kiltie on Sunday 23 August 17:35

Riley Blue

19,494 posts

210 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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I have problems remembering all my own, never mind my Dad's cars but there is one: EDN 945 which was a Austin A40 from the mid-50s. Why it's stuck in my mind I'll never know.

PlayersNo6

1,102 posts

140 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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KNW 700N - MkII Capri 1.6XL. My dad's one and only new car. Rusted in a couple of years.
AUM 500S - MkII Capri 2.0 Ghia. Ex demo, last of the MkIIs. Built in Germany so less rust. Nicked in Edinburgh 1986.
B364 FWE - Sierra 2.0 GL. First and last 'family car'. Chose it over an Audi 80.
G634 OWA - Astra GTE 8v. My dad loved this car and kept it between 1993 and about 2007 IIRC. Sold with low miles as mum wanted a convertible.

blueg33

31,174 posts

208 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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I can only remember

8455 VC. It was my Dads Humber Hawk. The other cars were changed every 6 months as they were BL management cars

miniman

23,332 posts

246 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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YJB503T - Saab 99 in beige
A50TGO - 505 GTi saloon
HYO112N - Datsun 120Y
F145JAP - 309 which I learnt to drive in
K565OLW - 405GRD

Also, a couple my old man borrowed that I recall:

1945SJ - 928S4
94FOR - 944 Turbo

James P

2,880 posts

221 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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An excellent - and infuriating- question. I will reply when I have filled in a few gaps in my immediate recollection.

33q

1,464 posts

107 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Pretty simple for me

Val 797 Wolseley 4/44
977 HNN Firstly on a Standard Vanguard 1960 to 1975,Triumph 1500 to 1978,Dolomite 1850 to 1987,Escort Ghia to 1995,Rover 214sli to 2002, Golf 1.6 SE until 2014

My brother now sports the number on his 2015 Sante Fe

Busa mav

2,445 posts

138 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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END147. Green Austin estate ,

PVB. 196 coffee / cream coloured Thames estate

8063BP grey consul 375

647 CYN. A better consul 375 deluxe 2 tone blue

75NNM. Mark 1 Cortina. Blue with grey roof.

How sad is that smile. Remembered them all without hesitation

The blue consul became my first car , 6 seater with a bench front seat and 3 speed column change , loved it.

Then I got the my 1 cortina smile

Edited by Busa mav on Sunday 23 August 17:58

RammyMP

6,149 posts

137 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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My dads Vauxhall Cavalier: SWL447T
Ford Sierra D143VRR

PGN

204 posts

198 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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TPL554 Rover 90 P4
TJG33 MG Magnette ZA

Can't remember any others, which is strange because these are the oldest ones.

Billyray911

1,063 posts

188 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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All I can remember is
MOA380P Triumph Dolomite
GHP 818T Capri 3.0 S
XEA 685X Mini
KNX 226P Reliant Scimitar
I've almost blanked the Austin Ambassador from memory!

Quhet

2,129 posts

130 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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B30 BOH - white/cream Peugeot 305 estate
L171GUC - White Peugeot 405 estate
Dad's got a berlingo now.

3 cars in my 26 years. BORING shout

Blayney

2,943 posts

170 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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K131LWS - Bronze Renault 19 1.8 RT
M636HWO - Blue VW Golf 2.0 GL Estate
T983MDW - Blue Mazda 323 1.8 SE

They got a diesel golf after that and I lost interest somewhat.

My Dad still remembers a lot of my Granddads plates going back to the 60's.