survey of vanity plates

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nelson625@aol.com

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<table style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff">Ariel - are you bringing your Amphicar to Mount Dora or have you returned the "coupon" in the latest newsletter ? See you there. Vic Nelson
 
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apoplack

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Hi All.

I was trying to come up with a catchy vanity plate to put on my Amphi
and was wondering if a survey was ever made of all of the custom worded
license plates owners have put on their cars? Thanks.

See you at Mt. Dora!

Ariel Poplack
1964 Aqua Amphi
 
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a_colo_native

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> was wondering if a survey was ever made of all of the custom worded
> license plates owners have put on their cars? Thanks.
>

Ariel - I have done this and have several more to add. I plan on
moving it to the dot com site soon. I am also ding VIN numbers. Do I
have yours?

See;
http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/plates_of.htm

John "A WHAT" Bevins
Webmaster
 
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rdboggie@comcast.net

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Re: Re: survey of vanity plates

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John,
saw the email....here's my contribution.

Randy

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From: "a_colo_native" <news@amphicar.com>

> > was wondering if a survey was ever made of all of the custom worded
> > license plates owners have put on their cars? Thanks.
> >
>
> Ariel - I have done this and have several more to add. I plan on
> moving it to the dot com site soon. I am also ding VIN numbers. Do I
> have yours?
>
> See;
> http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/plates_of.htm
>
> John "A WHAT" Bevins
> Webmaster
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David Chapman

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Re: Re: survey of vanity plates

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<font face="Arial" size="2">We don't have the concept of vanity plates in the UK. The "Registration Number" is issued to the car when it is new and generally stays with it for life - although there is a complex and expensive process to put old registration numbers (cherished numbers) on new cars. Anyway, my Amphicar registration is NMU10E, The NMU means it was issued in London, the 10 is a serial number and the E signifies the year (1967). </font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">As the car was first used before 1973 I am also allowed to have simple white letters on a black background rather than reflective plates. </font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">I also use the same registration on the front fenders but written as a name, Nmuioe asthe boat registration. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Although I've had the car for 20 years I only found out recently that in the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table the wife of Merlin who was the enchanting lady that rose form the lake, was called Nimuie - slightly different spelling but phonetically the same ... spooky !</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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a_colo_native

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>Although I've had the car for 20 years I only found out recently
that in the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
the wife of Merlin who was the enchanting lady that rose form the
lake, was called Nimuie - slightly different spelling but
phonetically the same ... spooky !


David,

Spooky indeed! There must be more than one red Amphi with that plate
on it. So far I have had 3 people try to sell me a red Amphi with
that plate on it to me. Oddly enough, the photos they sent me even
had a bloke who looked eerilly similar to you in the car! One was in
Canada (Remember him? That was fun!) and another from Australia.
Humm? ;) The plate that says "WET 7" on my site- is it from the UK
or custom?

We also have "year of mfg" plates in some states. If you have a 1964
plate with a number not currently used, you can register it to your
1964 car (for a fee of course!). Colorado has 159 different plates
available, but not YOM plates yet.

John B
 
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Amphipoda

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I have an Historical Vehicle plate on my Amphi
that reads 125K, which given the recent Barret-
Jackson auction sale of $124,200 isn't really
as crazy as it was back in 1999 when the Darwin
stork first brought Amphi into our lives.

Amphipoda
64' Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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David Chapman

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Re: Re: survey of vanity plates

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<tt>> The plate that says "WET 7" on my site- is it from the UK
> or custom?

Hi John, yes WET 7 would have been issued to a vehicle- probably in the 1950s - and transfered to subsequent cars. It is now on a Toyota as the Amphicar that it was on was sold and is in Austria. Short and interesting numbers are often sold and have high values - I think the record here is the equiv of about $500,000. First number issued was A1 in 1904- would be worth a fortune but that has never been offered for sale. </tt>
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<tt>The letter system to show year worked well until we got to Z - it's now changed to numbers which change every March and September - very confusing !</tt>
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<tt>David C</tt>
 
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a_colo_native

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I have now added a page to the amphicar.com site under "The Cars"
section. If any are missing, please send me a photo of the rear of the
car showing the plate.

John "Pl8tes" Bevins
Webmaster
 
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mstrug@juno.com

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Re: Re: survey of vanity plates

Hey: Should that be 'PL8S' ? Marc.
 
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Greg

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Re: Re: survey of vanity plates

John,
I thought you had mine but just looked at your site
and it's not there. I thought there was another site
with a list- maybe without pictures? I know it was
listed somewhere. I'll have to get you a picture.
Greg Z. "IMABOAT"

--- a_colo_native <news@amphicar.com> wrote:

> > was wondering if a survey was ever made of all of
> the custom worded
> > license plates owners have put on their cars?
> Thanks.
> >
>
> Ariel - I have done this and have several more to
> add. I plan on
> moving it to the dot com site soon. I am also ding
> VIN numbers. Do I
> have yours?
>
> See;
> http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/plates_of.htm
>
> John "A WHAT" Bevins
> Webmaster
>
>
>
>


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