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In appreciation of the Spitfire

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Kandahar, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Interestingly, the only car I ever owned that had a distictive number plate was a Ford Anglia, the one with the rear window that sloped inwards. The number was JAB 70C.

    I can't remember what became of that particular car after I got rid of it. It's possible I sold it or gave it to someone in need of a motor to get to work or learn how to pass their driving test in, as I did a few times. I saw the number plate on a different car though, some years later.

    This will have been around the time that personalised numberplates started to become popular, so I expect someone made a bit of money out of it. Every other car I had happened to come with a numberplate which you'd need to have a weird foreign name or speak foreign to be able to see a word in it.

    But who would have wanted that numberplate? Julian Alexander Bream, the classical guitarist, is the only name that immediately springs to mind; and if it was actually him, might we listen to his music in a different light, thinking what a vain fool he is?
  2. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I still have photos of my old Spitfire so I go on the DVLA site and check out if it's still about. I'm trying to find my old Nissan Pre Facelift Mk I ZX 300 which is now a rare car indeed. It's not on the DVLA site but I know it will still be in a residential garage in Thetford. It's just that I sold it to a complete nutcase who continued to phone me up all the time and waste my time. I think he butchered the car.

    Another interesting car I had was a 1978 Alfa Romeo GTV6. Someone had painted it in housepaint! I took it to a jetwash once and it shotgun peppered holes in the front wings.

    I'd take that car down to Southport beach and race Mk I Ford Escort Mexicos and beat them.

    I sold a Polski Fiat truck because someone wanted the numberplate. Nothing special: GJB 90W.
  3. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    I quite agree.
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  4. davidmu

    davidmu Occasional commenter

    I wonder what happened to my red mk2 spitfire registration GRX581D? It had the steel hardtop but I soon acquired a 2nd hand soft top. At the time I had a lovely petite dark haired girlfriend who looked the part with a light scarf on her head when travelling in the passenger seat. She was the secretary to the pathologist at the local hospital and when I moved 100 miles away I lost touch. Such is life!
  5. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    I often had a passenger too - but of the canine variety, which also looked the part with his long tongue flapping in the air as he enjoyed the ride.

    Did you find the hard top easy to use?

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