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Old 09-11-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How far back in your life can you remember the license numbers on your family's cars?

I can remember 628-907 on my dad's car, plated in 1942, and not replaced until after the war. He didn't drive it for two years during the war, due to rationing.

I remember almost all the plate numbers I've ever had, up to about 20 years ago, and then old age memory sets in. My first 7-digit number was in 1959, an Alabama number 47-24061. There were very few 7-digit plates in the US that early, I think only Florida and Alabama had sequences that went over 6. Florida actually got up to a few 10-digit numbers. The lowest number I ever had was BRV-8 in Kansas, where BRV represented county and expiration month, and the progressive license number was 8.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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our 66 Ford Galaxie--RKL-895
dad's 66 Peug eot 404--5130 QX transferred to his 71 Duster

my 88 and 92 tercels and 2012 Yaris have had the same plate # since 1988--RUW 268
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Warren County, NJ
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I can remember the plate number of my dad's '78 Impala.He had the car from new until 1990.I remember my first plate,from 1987,and my current one,from 2012,but none in between.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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I couldn't tell you the plate numbers of Any vehicle, EVER. Yes, including what's on the car/truck/motorcycles right now, no clue. Just something that's not important in any which way, shape or form.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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The only one I remember of the many cars I have owned is a 1955 Chevy convertible V-8 three speed stick, which would be worth a fortune if it were alive today. I tore it completely in half by sliding sideways into a telephone pole at a high rate of speed trying to show the world how cool I was. The only thing cool about it was that I survived!! That was in September, 1961 on my way to the first day of college. License number VHU852..
I have no idea why I remember that plate number...
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Here
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I still have a lot, if not all my old plates. Hehe
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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I can't remember my new license numbers.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I don't remember all of them, but I remember the one we had about fifty years ago. FUZ-264, New Jersey plates. One thing I remember about it is that the Democratic candidate who was running for the office that issues license plates (Secretary of State maybe?) sent out flyers with key chains with tiny replicas of your license plate on them.

Funny that it didn't seem to occur to them that if you lost your car keys the last thing you would want would be to have them lying on the street with your tag number on them.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Good grief, no. I gave up trying to memorize them years ago. Staring with my first car at age 14, now with 3, and about 20 more n between it's just not worth cluttering my brain with license numbers. I don't know any of the current ones, but keep a picture of the plates on my phone in case one gets stolen. For some odd reason I do remember the plate from my father's 1957 Chrysler New Yorker 392 Hemi that he drove when I was in my early teens: SVR-072 (CA)
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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Sure 31-13 ЛВЖ
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