A great personalized number plate can complete the appearance of your car, whether as a badge of pride for your new Cooper MINI, or as a way of showing off your personal connection to a BMW, Mercedes, or any other brand. Personalized number plates are great business for the DVLA in the UK, which has raised millions by auctioning off personalized plates every time a new series of numbers is released for new cars, and by selling rare plates like A1 or M1. At present, all new cars registered in the UK include the numbers 13; from the 1st of September 2013 this will change to 63 – what are some good ideas, then, for using these numbers for a personalized number plate?
While the use of ‘13’ in number plates might be viewed by some people as unlucky, it does provide some great opportunities for playing around with customized plates – one option is to use JB13 BER to spell Justin Bieber – whether you actually want to or not depends on how much of a Belieber you are, though.
Or ‘Mabel’ – okay, so it’s not the most glamorous of number plates, but presumably there still a lot of people called Mabel around the UK that might want to make use of the 13 series.
For anyone that just hasn’t managed to get 007 into their number plate, the 13 series does offer some ways to get around this by spelling out variations on ‘James Bond’ – you might have to explain this one to people, as it’s not immediately obvious. You can also try MR13 OND.
Meaning ‘Baby XX’, this number plate might be an excellent way to celebrate a new baby, or to give a present to someone special in your life. Also a good idea for fans of text speak.
Depending on what you want it to be a ‘tribute’ to, this number plate might mean anything from praising your general driving skills, to showing your enthusiasm for Tribute Ale.
Or ‘Talents’, this number plate might be an ambitious way to show off you skills on the road, although it does admittedly give you a lot to live up to.
For the 63 series, which is going to be available from September, there are some unusual options that you can try to snatch up before they get sold off.
Working out to ‘Husband’, this combination can be an excellent wedding present, or can be used as an anniversary or birthday gift.
Spelling out ‘Raceway’, this use of the 63 might be a way to signal your love of Motorsports, although you should be careful that you’re not matching it up to a car that doesn’t live up to the title.
Presumably one that’s going to be very popular, ‘Legends’ is another number plate that’s going to set a high bar for onlookers, although it can be argued that this is what a good personalized plate should aspire to.
Using this ‘Urgency’ number plate might not necessarily get other cars to let you through in traffic, but might at least give people the impression that you always have somewhere to be.
Sidra usually writes on cars, strange British past-times, and travel trips. He’s currently spreading the word on Cooper MINI, and the great range of MINI’s available. Robert loves spotting interesting personalized number plates.