Anyone remember their parents reg numbers?

Anyone remember their parents reg numbers?



24,047 posts

213 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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WCL 832 - Mums Triumph Herald estate. Known as whistle.


1,156 posts

77 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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Lan Drover]ontlookdown said:
In kinda chronological order, the ones I can remember.

Dad's cars:
MOA 75P - Mk2 Cortina 2000E estate. Metallic grey. His first company car.
FWX 688T - Mk2 Granada 2.8GL estate, white.
EUB 986Y - Cavalier CDi hatch, red.
B610 KBL - BMW 320i 4 door, white.
PIJ 2558 - Irish reg Mk1 Golf GTi, metallic green.

He also had a Mk1 Cortina GT on a C plate and a Fiat 125 Special on an H but I can't remember their full numbers.

I just got out of my car a couple of days ago and for some reason the number plate from a car I owned many years ago came to mind. Eager to see if it was still on the road, I typed the reg. into Google and lo and behold there it was. Posted by 'dontlookdown' on 16/1/21, it was one of his Dad's cars.

I was the proud owner of white Ford Granada FWX 688T. Bought it from a guy in Askern, S.Yorkshire in about 1984. Think I kept it for about 2 years before selling it in Kent. I loved that car and would love to know if it still exists somewhere. I may even have some photos if I search hard,

Edited by Lan Drover on Tuesday 22 November 17:08
Well well. I doubt it is still alive but good to hear from a later owner, I will tell my Dad;)

It was a company car so he will have owned it from 79 -81 or 82. Can't recall if they were for 2 or 3 yrs.

Did a lot of miles in it, had quite a hard life pulling a horse trailer in and out of muddy fields at weekends too. Had a new diff I think. Also had a half respray after the paint was heat damaged when the building it was parked near burned down.

Was quite rare as a 2.8 manual, standard fit on all except the GLS as I remember was three speed auto.

I remember it as being a super comfy long distance car with a nice V6 burble. Interior was v brown, and it had a 4 speaker tape deck. That was cutting edge stuff back then.

Good to know you enjoyed the car too. Mk 2 Grannie v underrated, they were among the best cars in their class but lacked a prestige badge.

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827 posts

174 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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My father had a 1950's blue and white Hillman Husky

reg no 232 DOG probably worth a fortune now


10,221 posts

186 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Grandmothers car c1980 - Escort MK1 in orange RAY 25M
Replaced with - Escort mk2 - KRK 760V

Mums first car- Hillman Avenger - KCG 984N

Why i keep this nonsense in my head i dont know


6,646 posts

191 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Mums Mini Clubman in a mustard yellow TPO 974K, followed by a late 70s Escort estate KNK 194V. Cannot remember Dads whatsoever. Cars yes registrations no.


2,078 posts

197 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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E839 VWF - My dads company Sierra in 1987
D532 YTN - My dads E28 BMW in about 1991
E88 SNE - My mums Sierra estate in about 1992/3
E346 ANB - My dads Renault 21 in 1990ish

Mine I remember more of:
C597 NVK - My first car (Peugeot 205 in 2000)
B838 EGM - My RD125 in 2000
K816 EHE - My first bike (FS1E) in 1997
J885 UBL - Renault Clio in 2001
M619 BTC - Hyundai Lantra in 2002
M312 JHP - Vauxhall Corsa in 2002
R216 LWV - BMW 328i in 2005


559 posts

32 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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XHM 310T - dads poo brown Volvo 240 estate with those horrid vinyl seats that would burn you legs in summer

J101 SWO - dads forest green Renault 25 saloon, I thought it was really futuristic but it had a nauseating new car smell that never went away

Can’t remember full reg for the M ref white cavalier frown


428 posts

48 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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M409 NBA

never tried to remember them, have a weird memory thing with numbers and dates.

last time i went zante? june 16th - june 23rd 2012

uni start date? sep 22nd 2007


8,016 posts

256 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Only one, ABG 10 on an an old Vauxhall in the 50s. I wonder how much that number would fetch nowadays?


3,124 posts

212 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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LED 22P - Mk3 Cortina 1.6L estate
CBT 77T - Mk4 Cortina 2.0GL estate in Apollo Green
VDJ 78S - Mk4 Cortina 2.0GL estate in Hawaiian Blue
NLG 480Y - Sierra 2.0 Ghia estate in Sahara Gold

All my dads company cars, used to change them every year, lots more that I'm struggling to remember in full


2,097 posts

194 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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I can remember most of dad's car numbers:-

Ford eight - BKG34
Morris Minor - JCY33
Morris 1000 - 463CVX
100e - 355GHT
Mini - 300NTG
another Mini- DDD492C
another Mini - KUH9E

Our neighbour's Morris 1000 sticks in my mind too - 259BWN - was on the road until about 10 years ago.


1,143 posts

142 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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A849 NYA. Vauxhall cavalier. My dad used all of his redundancy money from Rolls Royce in 1983 to buy it brand new and I remember the arguments with my mum. She had her eye on a kitchen but he spent it all before she even had chance to order a kitchen catalogue.

D919 LPP Vauxhall Carlton, An early new shape was available as an ex company car at Du Pont so he ditched the Cav and upgraded to a Carlton. Followed by more arguments as my dad got very little selling the cavalier privately and needed even more money to get the Carlton.

Edited by oldaudi on Wednesday 23 November 12:37


1,320 posts

7 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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  • Another one I remember HOC 8W, a blue Mustang 2.3 turbo fox body.
This had metric wheels with Michelin TRX tyres..


1,781 posts

44 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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XFY 689W - Poverty spec Fiesta that a motorcyclist crashed through the door of.
C185 OFY - 1.6 Mk3 Escort we called Coffee
E80 REE - Ford Granada that some thieving scrote tried to steal by bending out the top of the drivers' door. The door wasn't even locked.
R436 XDB - Fiat Brava
ND52 GCF - Renault Laguna Estate that was crap
EN55 AJO - Fiat Croma that was also crap
KF04KXB - Astra dualfuel which didn't have functioning LPG. It was reliable though.

SS427 Camaro

5,786 posts

154 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Yes.....All of them
FG8484 - My Late Dads 34 20/25 Rolls Sports Saloon. by H.J. Mulliner. Seen here in either summer 71 or 72. I’ve been trying to find it for some years now.


2,896 posts

96 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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I only remember a few
DG04HHT, I think

Prior to that a bit blank, post that a bit blank minus the current polestar which my dad won't let me drive, flipside I don't let him drive mine! As much as I dislike some personalised plates, moving it car to car is a saviour.


1,663 posts

72 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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JAX 12

My Dad was an early adopter of the personal number plate.

He unfortunately lost the number when he stuffed his car inti the back of a brewert wagon


367 posts

28 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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My dad was a big fan of bangernomics so had a constant steady turnaround of cheap bangers. One I remember was a Sierra Sapphire, of his workmates got creative with some tape one day to make it very NSFW laugh


1,289 posts

52 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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VDV 539 and GPR 963. My father's Ford Prefect and Ford Zephyr six Mk 1. He owned these when I was 10 in 1965. Bizarre, given how little I remember generally, both recently and back then.


1,402 posts

12 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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I remember all of mine / families. Ocd.

One memorable was grandads Mk1 Cortina, around 1970. 975 EJB. I was a kid, he picked me up from school, a parent wanted to buy it from him. EJB was on Paddy Hopkirk Mini, maybe worth something back then.