Posted 07 December 2005 - 22:07
I was browsing through Rinsey Mills' book about the Cobra, and noticed that the Daytona coupes all had California "MFR" plates on them, which is the US equivalent of "trade plates" in the UK. Anyway, I noticed that each car's plate had the same number on it.....
I also seem to recall seeing a photo of the Cunningham C2R running US plates at the back, but couldn't make them out. I imagine they'd be Florida tags.
I know a woman who has a vanity plate that reads "CAFN 8". She runs my local Starbucks.
Regarding "reserved" numbers (like the Lord Mayoral ones mentioned earlier), it is apparently a big thing in Illinois-and maybe other states, I don't know-to have a single digit registration number, or a single letter. In other words, if you have 0-9 or A-Z, people will ask you where you got it. Apparently they're given out to "favored" residents, but you occasionally find someone who has one because it was handed down with a car from their parents or something.
And, on a racier note, I have a friend who has tried repeatedly to get "NE 1469" through the DMV censors. Claims it's because she's from New England (she's not) and that the number's the capacity in cubic centimeters of the engine of her car (it's not).