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Old 22nd December 2010, 13:58   #346
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Interesting thread, Guess I missed it earlier. Since 1998 all out cars have the number 9955. Very funny story behind it, in 1998 we purchased our 1st Tata Safari ( Sold that in 2005 and bought another one), the head RTO inspector at the time was a friend of ours, at that time we use to register our cars ourselfs and not through the dealer. He casually asked us what number we wanted, we told him whatever sounds nice, he pulled out his calcular did some calculations and gave us the number 9955! Since we liked it we said ok!

Ever since that time all our cars have 9955, except one as I wanted the number 1516, just to see if we could get it! And I got It.
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Old 29th December 2010, 12:12   #347
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Fellow team mem's,

Have anyone been using AK-47 as vehicle number. I feel this is pretty much exciting one too to add to VIP list.

See the number format :

KL-XX
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AK-47


Its again for bid and huge quotes are already existing to get hold of this number. Let me know your comments about this number. The pro's and con's of using it as vehicle number.

Dont' put me in firing line...lol....

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Old 29th December 2010, 16:05   #348
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Interesting article on this in today's Times of India Pune edition. Front page. Talks about superstition and bollywoods obsession with special numbers.
Actor Sonu Sood with Q7 with number Q 7.
Sanju baba's 4545
SRK's 555 etc are listed in the article.

Read on - Superstition drives Bollywood star cars - The Times of India
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Old 29th December 2010, 18:22   #349
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That's what I like about Mumbai. You're free to keep a single / double / triple digit on your plate if that's what the number is. I don't know about law, but people don't get pulled over for this, for sure. IMO a 1 looks way better than a 0001, the latter defeats the purpose.
The law is to put 4 digits. In Delhi people do get hauled up for non - compliance.
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Old 25th January 2011, 19:34   #350
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Recently I had my car stopped by Chennai Traffic cops and they asked me to change my car number to 0007. I would have rather settled for 7000 which was coming at just 1/10th the sum I had paid for a single 7. Anyways, these cops wouldn dare to flag down a Scorpio/Safari/Endeavor/Fortuner/Pajero with cartoonish numbers cos the vehicle befits the number and it conveys that some biggie is on the move. A lesson learnt. Trying to sport VIP numbers on smaller cars is like seeing a BABY WITH A MOUSHTACHE and who cares..........
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Old 15th February 2011, 21:18   #351
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Quite right you are JEHU! Small cars with "big" numbers don't work. I mean atleast in "namma Tamilnadu". Thats one of the reasons I didn't get one for my Swifty and stuck to more non-obvious number. Anybody and everybody has got a single digit number back in my place, so much so that its kind of lost its value. Hmmm.
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Old 17th February 2011, 12:09   #352
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Here are some of my numbers
Civic -KA XX X 1001
City - KA XX X 2345
Bike - KA XX X 9898
800 - KA XX X 2898
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Old 17th February 2011, 14:02   #353
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I never paid for having a particular number and we try to make an logic on our numbers to remember them. As JEHU said, VIP numbers of small cars or two wheelers are mustache on a little baby, but it also shows a little bit of here in Chennai. Of course, the SUVs gain a lot more respect.
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Old 18th February 2011, 05:28   #354
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In Delhi we have

1. VIP Numbers
eg:- DL-*C-xx-xxxx (xxxx being 9999,0099,7272 etc)
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2. Fancy Number
It goes like DL-*F-xx-xxxx

C is for car and F is for fancy.
First I thought it was a joke but at RTO i found F is really for fancy number and there are certain extra charges for it.

I personally have 0027,9000,7272 in my family.
Never paid a dime just goodwill of my uncle.
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I have seen some vehicles bearing the numbers like D** 1 , D** 2 or something like DA* 7.
What is the price for these numbers and are they really difficult to get ?
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I have seen some vehicles bearing the numbers like D** 1 , D** 2 or something like DA* 7.
What is the price for these numbers and are they really difficult to get ?
Aren't these registration transfer from old cars? One of my father's friend has these numbers on all his cars D** 1. He owns a couple of petrol pumps in Delhi, Haryana & UP (West) IIRC.
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ive seen a lot of numbers with the 8005(BOSS) NUmber plate...but has anyone thought of 8008...like a mh-02-my-8008
Looks more like 'I would pay to avoid' number!!
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I had actually seen this black accent in bangalore with the number KA XX ME 420.
the ME 420 was written in a bigger and Bolder font.

i saw the car again few days later near my friends house and apparently they were known to my friend. upon enquiring, i found out that the person has actually paid a hefty premium (amount unknown) to get that number.
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When i registered my Linea 3 months back, i was pleasantly surprised to get XXXX 7484. But i am no VIP and did not pay or ask about any fancy no. But was really pleased once i got it. May be such nos are not VIP nos at all, just that you are lucky to get one which can be easily remembered.
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I am getting my new Car registered and wanted
0046 / 0460
as my registration nos. Those had already moved so am settling either for 4600 / 4646.

My temporary registration reads as 1111, but it would be too catchy a number and I had to pay only 5k more for 1111, but am resisting.

46 has to do with Valentino.
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