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Old 09-28-2000, 05:30 PM
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Sorry if this is to far off topic but other than the Hot rods forum I don;t know where to post this. I want to get a private plate. My frined just got one for his 96 Mustang GT , that reads "BADABING1". if anyone is familiar with hte Sopranos you'll know what the plate means. Well that plate is perfect for my friend as he is almost exactly like Tony Soprano. I am curious as to waht would be a good plate for a benz. I havew seen a E55 wit ht he plate VETTKLLR, as in Vett Killer. I was thinking of SlVR STR "silver star" or maybe BADYBENZ. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

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Old 09-28-2000, 05:59 PM
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an interesting problem you have.

i have some names but no such car.

VLVTHAMR - as in "velvet hammer"; a term used for cars like the Ferrari 456GT which is described as a race car under a thin layer of velvet; also a name play on the AMG Hammer brand; not too readable though (if you are not limited to 8chars then you could improve on it)

BIGSTICK/BIGSTIK - "speak softly and carry a big stick", as in TORQUE, which the E55 is endowed with

i'm sure others will come up with suggestions also ...

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Old 09-28-2000, 06:05 PM
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Why not stick a Europlate up front rather than a Mickey Mouse license plate? Make the car look authentic, not fake.

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Old 09-28-2000, 06:23 PM
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...Because he lives in New York and WE have to have American plates up front at all times Putting a german plate underneath it will look even more fake.

...There are some great plates in the NY area. How about "DNT BOTHR" for all the Honda people out there who might feel alittle frisky when they see you. Is there a website you can check to see if someone hasn't used your idea?

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Old 09-28-2000, 07:25 PM
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this may be a stupid comment but i thought the all US plates were limited to 7 charactors, not 8 or more. is it 8 in NY? i may be misinformed....
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Old 09-28-2000, 07:42 PM
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We are allowed up to eight characters (spaces included) on a Liberty plate and up to six on a "picture" plate. Liberty plates are the standard issue NY plates with the statue of liberty on it. for more info.
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Old 09-28-2000, 08:40 PM
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Only six characters here in CT. I've taken to naming my cars, and since I plan on having my 500E for a good long time I decided to give it a plate with its name..."BLTZEN". This in honor of the Blitzen Benz that set the world land speed record in 1910 at 143 MPH (228 kph). Guy driving musta had some stones, eh (pardon the reference)?? Was probably driving on dirt, and I doubt his helmet was Kevlar.

Blitzen, as I understand it, means Lightning in German. For a 500E, it only seemed appropriate IMHO.

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Old 09-28-2000, 09:20 PM
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On my wife's 500e , I've been thinking about;
"8YUR M3" (Ate your M3 .)

My FFR cobra plate reads, "UNREAL".....
Funny thing is that I still get asked , "Is it real?," constantly.


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Old 09-29-2000, 12:44 AM
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Hm...that's interesting....

Here are what I might go for if I have a E55...

"2Slow4U" "It Bites" ....and of course, my favourite(for a plate on exotic cars), "Viagra"...

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Old 09-29-2000, 12:32 PM
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How about "Q-CAR"??? It is a British expression for "understated" automobiles, such as BMW M5, M-B AMG E55, etc. I *think* the "Q" references to Q, that inventor in the 007/James Bond movies that build gadgets and machines that are a *little* more than they appear to be.

<- WaVe & DaNCe the DiScO DuCk if you spot a '95 black pearl/black Mercedes-Benz E420!!!
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Old 09-29-2000, 12:46 PM
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A WWII term from the British Navy

Q SHIP A small merchant ship or warship with concealed weapons, intended as a trap for enemy submarines.

In auto speak it is defined as a 500E.
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Old 09-29-2000, 05:44 PM
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In IL I have ...

RRNRRN1 on my 93 500E
RRNRRN2 on my 86 190E-16V :p
RRNRRN3 on my 95 Range Rover LWB

I can always tell the non-car people when they ask "What does it mean?"
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Old 09-29-2000, 06:34 PM
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what does RRN mean?

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Old 09-29-2000, 07:40 PM
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I have AUTOBHN on my plate, hey, it might not be a 500E, but she can still stretch her legs to about 130 or so on occassion. The cops don't like the plate, but who really cares?

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Old 09-30-2000, 01:05 AM
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I wouldn't mind having 3M TA3 as a plate.

Why? Imagine what it reads in the rearview mirror!


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