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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Numerous plate changes - should I be worried - alarm bells? Reply with quote

Ok paranoia maybe but I just did an HPI check on the car I have been excited to collect tomorrow.

Warning flagged up several number plate changes.

In the life of 4 owners (I though it was 5 so thats the good bit).
The plate has been changed loads of times, its been the original then a change so many times and some of them were the same person or family as it was just 3 digit registrations, e.g. (but not the actual number plate of course) AB1, then back to original then AB2, then back to original then AB66 etc. sometimes just for a couple of months.

Why would somebody do this and does it mean something could be wrong here.
In total it has had 8 registrations other than the original one so if you count the swap overs each time its something like 24 registrations but of course I know that most are where it has gone back to original.

All else stacks up, MOT mileage, finance clear, accident clear etc. but those plate changes WHY?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn’t worry eg I know someone who has several 1x1 plates, he moves them between cars for fun (and often has the same plate on more than one car Rolling Eyes )

It just says to me that someone who had the car had plenty of disposable cash Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
I wouldn’t worry eg I know someone who has several 1x1 plates, he moves them between cars for fun (and often has the same plate on more than one car Rolling Eyes )

It just says to me that someone who had the car had plenty of disposable cash Thumb


I just did a search on reg transfers and the plate cost 35k but he took it off and put it back a few times so now he must be selling the plate. or she - all i can say is they start with AB
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve got “981GTS” for sale in case you forget what your driving Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just did a search on Reg transfers and one of the plates which is now for sale is 175K wtf

Then I looked at the others and they ranged from 55k to 175k
Could this be a celebrity?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilpert wrote:
Just did a search on Reg transfers and one of the plates which is now for sale is 175K wtf

Then I looked at the others and they ranged from 55k to 175k
Could this be a celebrity?


Who knows, and what if it is? Can't see how it changes the standing of the car that you have bought. Only has the one VIN doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant help my curiosity Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a whole other world out there, as mentioned before I know a guy with 7 figures easily wrapped up in private plates and they are all worth a lot more now than what he paid for them Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs I thought everyone changed every few weeks Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
No probs I thought everyone changed every few weeks Grin


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