I've seen a few posts on different sites regarding vanity plates (in the UK they're just called personal plates) and it seems you can almost anything on your plate in the States. In the UK things are quite strict with regard to how plates are laid out but many 'tinker' with the spacing to make a word or name. Anyway, have been looking at a number of sites here in England and wondered what people on here thought?
The plates are slightly illegal in that the 'P' should be spaced with the BB but you might just get away with it. Does anyone have any preferences? Or not bother?
Clearly it's a personal thing, but I never understood why someone would get a vanity plate with the actual vehicle name. I see the old "my vett" and think, OK, it's your vette, I kinda assumed you weren't borrowing it or really don't care.
The manufacturer already plasters it's logo all over the thing, why do I want to spend another 3 bills to add to it.
Most people are already going to know it's a Jeep before looking at the plate. Obviously, your Jeep and your money, so do whatever appeals to you, just never made any sense to me.
Now if you've named your Jeep, (i.e. mudraker, etc), then that makes a bit more sense.
I suppose we don't have to understand it but accept it as part of that freedom we enjoy called personal choice. As for the extra '3' here in the uk J33 prefix were snapped up long ago by jeep owners. If any become available they command a high price. As an example the ones I have shown will cost about £250 (about $375) a J33 much more
Yes, weird isn't it! Personal or vanity plates are bona fide registration numbers issued to a vehicle at the time of their original registration, so the first one here in the UK would have been A1, this is very valuable, if you are the registered owner of the vehicle you can have the registration number transferred to a retention certificate on the sale of the car, you can then transfer this to your new vehicle or you can sell it, usually thru' an agent. Their are thousands on sale here on dedicated sites from the mundane to the exotic, These plates can command thousands of pounds, as an example currently there is a registration number BIL 11 on sale for £12k ($18k) ! Until recently you couldn't ask for a vanity plate from the licensing authority you had to buy from a dealer or the owner. Since our new registration format came into force (about 2001) the DVLA has started retaining and selling valuable numbers, indeed, you can now specify and buy certain letters but you cannot change the numbers which denote the year of registration if if it later than the original date of registration. Complicated or what! Essentially most people cant be bothered or have any interest, but for some of us it's a way of maintaining a little bit of individuality in, what is for the most part, a very boring British registration system, yellow at the back, white to the front, approved font only and approved spacing of numbers and letters.
Yes I like the J55 PBB. Still works out at about 250 quid with VAT (£27) and DVLA transfer fee (£80) but I'm trying to convince myself they look good, but wonder if they look a bit contrived. The B8 one is interesting!