RE: 'TOO 510W': Spotted

Wednesday 30th January

'TOO 510W': Spotted

There's more for sale on PH than just cars you know, although this plate costs more than a lot of them...



There are a lot of things you can buy in the PH classifieds for £155,000. From a manual 911 GT3, to a McLaren 570S via an AMG GT R and a Lamborghini Huracan. And that's before you get to the boats. But what if you have one of those - or maybe even one of each - already, and you need something else to spend your money on?

That's when your attention might turn to the Parts & Plates section of the site, in order to find something to adorn your car which announces to everyone that you are... Well, that rather depends on your perspective, given how polarising the subject of private plates can be. Let's just say different, it sets you and your car apart as being different to others.


There's the £50k SVJ 1, just waiting for an Aventador owner to snap it up, the always-classy 5 EXE, described opportunistically by the seller as "the ultimate Valentine's number plate", and, depending on how you look at it, the either highly motivational or aggressively demanding "LO53 FAT". What we have for you today, though, is better than all of them; in fact, it's likely one of the best private plates in the country full stop.

'TOO 510W' is brilliant for a number of reasons. For starters its meaning is immediately obvious, which can't be said of every private plate out there. Secondly it's correctly spaced, which is again a rarity. It's a legitimate plate format too, having first been registered in 1980, rather than something forced together in the name of hubris, making it cheeky without being overtly obnoxious. And it also works on almost any car, whether it's meant to taunt passers-by or lament the owner's own sluggish performance, although that seems unlikely at this money.


Even if the plate should go for its asking price of £155,000, it would still fall short of entering the top ten most expensive UK plates ever sold. The entry point for that honour is the £170,000 which a plate reading simply 'I O' sold for in 2009. It'd also be a long way short of the £440,000 paid by Kahn Design owner Afzal Kahn for 'F1' in 2008, and light years away from the £6 million and £14.7 million sums he subsequently declined and then listed it for sale at. For pub quiz reference purposes, the current most valuable UK registration is the '25 O' plate which identifies Eric Clapton's Ferrari 250 SWB, a snip at £518,000.

Even those incredible sums can't match the global capital of wealth-flaunting one-upmanship, though, UAE resident Saeed Abdul Ghafour Khouri having spent an astronomical 52.2m dirham (around £7m at the time) to have nothing by the number one on the back of his, presumably incredibly expensive, car. As for us, we'd be more than happy with TOO 510W, although we expect it might move rather too fast for us to save up the money...

See the full ad here.

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jakeb

Original Poster:

131 posts

132 months

Wednesday 30th January
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maybe i am stupid, but it's meaning is lost of me

jakeb

Original Poster:

131 posts

132 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Finally got it... but not worth 150k. Almost bought S555 LOW for my old Impreza Turbo Estate for £250 but decided it was a waste of money

Gameface

6,851 posts

15 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Both your posts suggest you're not the target market. wink

Let's see what the people with too much time on their hands on the number plate thread have to say about it.

Particularly their vociferous leader jaguarsteve.

rossub

2,014 posts

128 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Gameface said:
Both your posts suggest you're not the target market. wink

Let's see what the people with too much time on their hands on the number plate thread have to say about it.

Particularly their vociferous leader jaguarsteve.
Although in this case the plate would suit him perfectly smile

Jaaws

49 posts

39 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Used to see that knocking around the South Coast on Tim Dutton's Porsche 928 in the 80s. Does look good.
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Lemming Train

1,818 posts

10 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Gameface said:
Both your posts suggest you're not the target market. wink
In light of his first post I think the reg plate TOO 510W would be absolutely perfect for him hehe.

British Beef

1,145 posts

103 months

Wednesday 30th January
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These number plates are lost on me too, waste of money and generally spell CO CK in one way or another!!

They remind me of my old neighbour that always made his family park all the cars in line infront of their house, all with matching personalised number plates - military grade bell end was my enduring thought of him.

CooperS

3,618 posts

157 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Is this the new company hinting we should be looking at the classifieds more?

Mafffew

1,267 posts

49 months

Wednesday 30th January
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To be honest, it makes me cringe.

Gameface

6,851 posts

15 months

Wednesday 30th January
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CooperS said:
Is this the new company hinting we should be looking at the classifieds more?
Was my first thought too.

m3jappa

4,082 posts

156 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Gameface said:
Both your posts suggest you're not the target market. wink

Let's see what the people with too much time on their hands on the number plate thread have to say about it.

Particularly their vociferous leader jaguarsteve.
The frenzy will last for several days, if not months.

280E

1,214 posts

45 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Maybe this subject should have its own (soundproofed) sub-forumidea

Gameface

6,851 posts

15 months

Wednesday 30th January
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m3jappa said:
Gameface said:
Let's see what the people with too much time on their hands on the number plate thread have to say about it.

Particularly their vociferous leader jaguarsteve.
The frenzy will last for several days, if not months.
They will be conflicted for sure.

How will they conflate PH promoting such plates with their irrational bile spitting hatred?

Their world will implode when they realise it's correctly spaced too.

cb1965

2,781 posts

83 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Oh great, the numberplate whinging ****s will be along any second!

Equus

5,166 posts

39 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Jaaws said:
Used to see that knocking around the South Coast on Tim Dutton's Porsche 928 in the 80s. Does look good.
It used to be on a Lamborghini Countach too, as I recall?

Tim Dutton used to own a Countach, so was it his, or am I putting two and two together and getting five?

likesachange

1,531 posts

132 months

Wednesday 30th January
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I have a great plate for The new Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota.. V12 JOT.

I don't have a circle of friends who have a Lamborghini nevermind a SVJ so is hard to get a value.

Personally I think its a fantastic plate for the car as it doesn't need the manipulation of characters and spacings to change its meaning. Chances are its the last V12 from Lamborghini and a future classic for sure.
V12 SVJ betters it and so does SVJ 1 (which is 50k).






Edited by likesachange on Friday 1st February 11:15

nicfaz

239 posts

168 months

Wednesday 30th January
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I saw UFO1 advertised in the 1990's for £250k. My euromillions dream is to have that on a black Bugatti Chiron.

BPD1

6 posts

69 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Think the clio v6 in Edinburgh with "V6 OO YE" is still my favourite.

Jasandjules

61,957 posts

167 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Gameface said:
Let's see what the people with too much time on their hands on the number plate thread have to say about it.
If you are paying north of £100k for a private plate it is not too much time you have........

DJT

147 posts

99 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Reminds me of a lovely new TVR years ago that was sporting UR02 SLO. That seems to make more sense.