back to article Vanity, thy name is: M1SCO company car reg plates for sale

Whichever fool once proclaimed money can’t buy one class clearly wasn’t privy to the inventory of now defunct tech reseller Misco Group that was recently put up for sale by private equity backer Hilco Capital. The reseller, based in Wellingborough, England, went down in October after running out of cash and failed to find a …

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Also handy for that other bastion of corporate steadfastness, SCO

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Vanity Plate...

for the official transport of the First Minister of Scotland

current incumbent, Nicola Sturgeon

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current incumbent, Nicola Sturgeon

I think G0 SNP would be more her "style", if it hasn't been grabbed by the corresponding radio amateur already.

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Re: Vanity Plate...

If it was M15 CO, Andrew Parker would have had it.

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"Also handy for that other bastion of corporate steadfastness, SCO"

As soon as I saw the headline I thought along the same lines. Two toxic brands for the price of one! The ultimate BOGOF offer!

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Unless someone's name is (improbably) Misco, or someone is planning to set up a new company with the same name, I'm not sure that the personalised plate is going to attract much interest.

Maybe they should attach it to the "ride-along floor sweeper" as a combined lot?

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Are they auctioning off their massively bloated mailing list?

I heard both Noddy and Big Ears are on there.

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Depressing place to work?

"fork life trucks"

Just lie down in front of them and life won't be bothering you much longer.

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Re: Depressing place to work?

"Just lie down in front of them and life won't be bothering you much longer."

Klaus will see to that. *

* Its about workplace safety, so how can it be NSFW?

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Re: Depressing place to work?

Have a beer - the mention of Klaus instantly rings a bell in my mind and brings back smiles.

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Re: Depressing place to work?

Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as (forklife!)

And morning soup can be avoided if you take a route straight through what is known as (forklife!)

John's got brewers droop, he gets intimidated by the dirty pigeons, they love a bit of it (forklife!)

Who's that gut lord marching? You should cut down on your pork life mate, get some exercise

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Re: Depressing place to work?

Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as (forklife!)

Curse you, I now have that stuck in my head. Modern life is rubbish, modern music more so.

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No matter how much money I had in the bank I'd never be stupid enough to buy a nice memorable private plate that makes you stick out like a sore thumb, you don't want to make it easy for witnesses, should the need arise.

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You try to post as AC, but...

we all know who you are, Mr KVL 741Y

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I work on the opposite assumption to that. I have punisher skull decals on the wing mirrors (small ones) and a zelda triforce decal in the rear window that way people know it wasn't me plus I'm a good courteous driver.

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tediously a relevant XKCD

https://xkcd.com/1105/

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Re: You try to post as AC, but...

>we all know who you are, Mr KVL 741Y

And another thing, I'd never change my Austin AmbassadorY-reg either.

Damit, sussed.

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Re: You try to post as AC, but...

Viz Top Tips circa 1992:

"Dear sir,

Why pay lots of money for a personalized plate? Simply change your name by deed-poll to match your existing licence plate.

Yours,

KBW 300 P, Derby."

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Do they still have their Data General Mini Computer?

It was completely useless as a server when I was there about 20 years ago, but it might actually be worth something now as a museum artefact.

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About as valuable as a 18M number plate

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I once saw D161 TAL just on an ordinary car, was tempted to follow it and make them an offer back in the early '90s when DEC/DIGITAL was still a thing.

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I guess the UK doesn't have ham radio license plates. In most US states, an amateur radio licensee can order plates with their call sign on it. M1SCO would be a call sign from England.

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Information for Americans

UK plates aren't personalised. They are on a fixed format with numbers which (these days) indicate date and letters (related to point of origin), and this changes from time to time as a sequence ends. And mostly they are centrally allocated in blocks to the registering car supplier.. But interesting registration numbers, often with digits that can resemble letters, are "cherished" and can be traded,* especially older formats that better suited creating words. Modern ones are difficult to make words but are OK for initials. BP for example seem to have acquired some that start with BP..., I've seen one or two of these on the road.

M1 SCO was an older format that becomes MISCO. Often the resemblance to a name is tenuous to the point of making the owner look like an idiot. Good ones can fetch high prices But the demand for M1 SCO may be limited.

*Some are withheld, e.g. for reasons of obscenity.

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Microsoft UK once had a black Jag with the plate X80XED

Do you think that's still around?

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Many

years ago I saw a Chanel van registration mark: NO5

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>years ago I saw a Chanel van registration mark: NO5

I saw a BT van with the reg SH1 T, in fact I think it's on them all.

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"years ago I saw a Chanel van registration mark: NO5"

I, too, have seen that Transit van, in/around London. The plate is still registered on a "Black Ford" - so maybe the van is still around, even if not the original Transit that I saw (mid 1980's I think)

I've also seem MAG 1C (the late Paul Daniels, was on a Rolls, now on an Isuzu) and COM 1C (Jimmy Tarbucks, on a Merc), though the best one I saw was B EV1L, on a very nice VW Golf....which now seems to be on a Mitsubishi.

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

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"Microsoft UK once had a black Jag with the plate X80XED

Do you think that's still around?"

That number plate isn't recognised by DVLA - so it might have lapsed, and the vehicle scrapped. Or it might be on retention and isn't available.

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And a few years ago near the Chelsea Embankment was a couple of cars with “2B” and ”NOT 2B”. Think 2B was a Bentley, and I may have recently seen it on a Range Rover - but not at the same place.

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Re: Many

Saw a carpenter's van yesterday: CH 11 PPY

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D1 OCH seen a few times in Carmarthen

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D10 LCH would have been better......

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Around here, when I was a lad, there was a Porsche 944 with the registration 10 RAL, with the spacing slightly different. She looked like she did too.

Not to mention ol' Stavros Parrish with PEN 15 (which he sold some years back)

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