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?