Anyone remember their parents reg numbers?

Anyone remember their parents reg numbers?

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iva cosworth

44,044 posts

147 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Just a couple of them,both landcrabs.

DPJ895J. and. HGN989N.

crostonian

2,427 posts

156 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Can remember some of them but not all, here goes;

RCK 182T Lancia Beta 2.0 Saloon
A91 HFR A;fetta GTV 2.0
B37 XCW Alfa 33 1.3
E889 FHG Alfa 75 3.0
G306 LCK Alfa 164 3.0 V6
E549 FRO Ferrari Mondial 3.2
J300 TVR TVR Griffith

The TVR reg could be wrong, funny how I remember the older ones over the more recent one!

Honk

1,927 posts

187 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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TDM 50M.
white Mini Clubman.

wessbee

75 posts

187 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Sad game, but I remember smile

2646 PO - Vauxhall Velox PA - Dark Blue
CCD 497C - Vauxhall VX4/90 FC - two tone green
KBP 981J - Vauxhall VX4/90 FD - bronze with black vinyl roof
SWN 727M - Vauxhall VX4/90 FE - metallic silver starmist with black vinyl roof

and then I seem to forget the number plates although I remember the cars

1981 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 GLS - bright red
1986 Vauxhall Carlton 2.2 CDX - pearlescent black metallic (remember wanting to put this engine in my Manta B at the time wink
1996 Vauxhall Omega 2.0 - Burgundy with brown draylon interior

You can see where I get my liking for GM Cars from.

sa_20v

4,108 posts

215 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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D356 PUR - Montego Estate
G359 UUD - Montego Estate
M37 MOV - Montego Estate

My parents weren't into cars...

Willy Nilly

12,511 posts

151 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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ANT880T red Skoda 120LS
A945SMA red Skoda 120LE
D921RNT Blue Skoda 130L
F86EUJ Greenish Skoda Favourit 136LX one of the original demo fleet

NAW337P Dads Ford 3600 tractor
OAW490M Dads first Zetor Tractor a 6711
CAW430L Second Zetor 5711 this time

There are a load of reg and serial number from various tractors I have driven over the years in dark corners of my brain. paperbag


wildcat45

7,817 posts

173 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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CS Garth said:
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....
Are you a Geordie by any chance?

RED 405M. Horrible green Fiat 128
KUN 9490 and KUN955P. White and green Suntor Marina campers supplied from the factory in Devon hence the registrations.
XJR384T the Orange Horizon GLS with acres of brown velour a digital clock
And internally adjustable mirrors was science fiction to 8 year old me in 1979.
There were a few others - all Volvos.

My Dad got a personalised plate years ago. A birthday gift from my mum. Now he's gone I have it on my cars - a Land Rover at the moment. All things being equal it'll be put on a Discovery Sport soon. I like to think he would have approved.

mybrainhurts

90,809 posts

239 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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My parents didn't have reg numbers, just National Insurance numbers, I believe.

CS Garth

Original Poster:

2,846 posts

89 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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wildcat45 said:
Are you a Geordie by any chance?

RED 405M. Horrible green Fiat 128
KUN 9490 and KUN955P. White and green Suntor Marina campers supplied from the factory in Devon hence the registrations.
XJR384T the Orange Horizon GLS with acres of brown velour a digital clock
And internally adjustable mirrors was science fiction to 8 year old me in 1979.
There were a few others - all Volvos.

My Dad got a personalised plate years ago. A birthday gift from my mum. Now he's gone I have it on my cars - a Land Rover at the moment. All things being equal it'll be put on a Discovery Sport soon. I like to think he would have approved.
Not far off - Hexham. Was it the new car ref on the Orion that gave it away (I think DCU was County Durham where the dealer who was a mate was)? Am sure wiki has shed loads on this but we're harking back to when the DVLA has multiple offices rather than just Swansea - my inner geek nearly stops there but I know COO was Colchester and had many an Essex reg'd fast ford on this nomenclature

V8Wagon

1,707 posts

144 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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TAC 563R - Orange Chrysler Alpine
MWN 901X - Blue Talbot Solara

DickyC

44,599 posts

182 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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LBL 25 - Morris Minor convertible
RJB 888 - Morris Minor Traveller
??? - Wolseley 4/44
WXM 529 - MG Magnette
FLN 618C - Vauxhall Victor 101 - dad's first company car
371 ATA - Frogeye Sprite - mum's first car
SUC 887F - Rover 2000 - dad's second company car at the peak of his career
ARK 606H - Triumph 1300TC - company car with new company
??? B - Mini - redundant and back buying his own cars
BRD 376K - MGB GT

And then I left home and I lost track.

Odd I can't remember the Wolseley's or Mini's numbers.

jonwm

2,215 posts

98 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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I knew one day these engraved regards numbers would become useful

Moms
URU 581S brown cortina
D133 BAB blue fiesta pop plus
H618 ODA while fiesta lx (became my first car)

Dad's
E372 CMJ white cavalier
G439 UUE blue volvo 740gl

Dad had a company car that changed every 2 years, these are all I can recall although remember the cars

Mr Adds

251 posts

133 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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I can only remember from when I was 6....

F527HFT Red Ford Escort 1.3 popular, my dads first new car
H199EVK white Rover 216 SLi, I loved it, used to polish the chrome door handles
N948CUD red mk1 Ford Mondeo workhorse
L881XBB white Citroen Xantia 1.8lx
V814FPD Grey Mk2 Punto 1.2 elx, car I first drove
S198CBR Blue Nissan Primera 1.9 slx, was great to drive
NM02??? Green Skoda Octavia 1.9 Ambiente. Another workhorse, went with over 250k on clock
KV08??? Grey Peugeot 308 1.9 tdi- crap!
FJ52XAW black BMW Z3 2.2 sport- we went half on this for a weekend car sorely missed
NG12BCE BMW 116d urban, dads retirement present to himself, 2nd new car went crackers with options
SY62WFN Grey BMW X1 20d xline, bought on a whim, suprisingly good!

Captain Smerc

2,735 posts

100 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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LRT694K - Stag , old english white
SJF15N - Range Rover , Sahara beige
PAR208R - XJS , black with red leather , used to get taken & picked up from school in the early 80's , headmasters face was a picture looking over from his Granada smile

velocemitch

3,580 posts

204 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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LVH 86E, Green Hilman Minx, dad swapped his Vincent for it, bad decision in hindsight!.
EWU 360H gold cortina 1600E
UYG 99L. green Saab 99L, he kept that about 25 years.

Funny how you can remember a reg number from fifty years ago, but not a current one.

Zedboy1200

758 posts

195 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Great thread....

OVB ??? Moggy Minor
RKE 268M Renault 12
And an 1966 E reg Amazon 122S..... Got to do some regression therapy to remember that one!

London GT3

942 posts

225 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Earliest ones that I can remember are 1960's and 1970's:

MYK 972D - MkIV Zodiac
YLF 281G - Triumph 2.5pi
CAP 611K - Volvo 164
GAP 255N - Volvo 164E
504 NMF - Mum's Wolseley 1500
GNK 125L - Mum's Fiat 124ST

paulrussell

1,875 posts

145 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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I can only remember one of my dads cars registration number H893 LOG, which belonged to a Maestro. Unfortunately it was the one that came with the electronic dash. My dad bought it when it was around a year old to replace a mk1 Micra.

Martin_M

2,068 posts

211 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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My dad bought a private plate and put it on a new R reg rover he bought - A20 EVM.

He then replaced that with a C220 Sport S reg which cost £32k at the time - S95 EGD. The last time I saw it was in Greenock a couple of years ago.

He also had V26 CLK on his CLK but forgot to renew the retention when he bought a new car and I believe he no longer has the rights to it as a result.

kiethton

13,359 posts

164 months

Sunday 23rd August 2015
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Just a couple as they didn't change cars that regularly:

P228PGO - Volvo 850 2.5 20v estate. Bought near new in 1998 and sold with the gearbox starting to misbehave in 2004 ~125k miles later. Dark blue (small) 5 spoke alloys, no spoiler and cream leather. Loved the car, ferried caked in mud from many football games sat in the boot. Saw it a year or so after sale in Sidcup (SE London) so stayed local? Would love to see if it's still around

R482VWC - ford Mondeo 2.0 petrol GLX estate in silver. Worst ever auto box that shat itself at 60k miles after I started thrashing it around the (private) drive from 15....owned from new and sold in 2004 with ~62k miles. As it was my
Mums car there wasn't really a straight panel on it...also wonder if it's still alive?