Eifion's Peugeot 205 Van

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Re: Eifion's Peugeot 205 Van

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That is lovely, I bet you could sell that plate to a certain type of lady without too much bother as well! :rofl2:

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ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 10:59 That is lovely, I bet you could sell that plate to a certain type of lady without too much bother as well! :rofl2:


I'm shocked to the core that you think like that Dan :shock: :twisted: :lol:
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CitroJim wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 11:03
ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 10:59 That is lovely, I bet you could sell that plate to a certain type of lady without too much bother as well! :rofl2:


I'm shocked to the core that you think like that Dan :shock: :twisted: :lol:

I'm not! :dom: :bouncy:
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 11:04
CitroJim wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 11:03
ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 10:59 That is lovely, I bet you could sell that plate to a certain type of lady without too much bother as well! :rofl2:


I'm shocked to the core that you think like that Dan :shock: :twisted: :lol:

I'm not! :dom: :bouncy:


:rofl2:
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CitroJim wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 11:03
ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 10:59 That is lovely, I bet you could sell that plate to a certain type of lady without too much bother as well! :rofl2:


I'm shocked to the core that you think like that Dan :shock: :twisted: :lol:


Not half as shocked as I am that you know what I meant lol :rofl2:

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ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 12:03
Not half as shocked as I am that you know what I meant lol :rofl2:
I'm a man of the world Dan, been around a bit you know... ;)
ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 12:03 By the way, coolant tank widget is on it's way now.


Excellent! Thanks ever so... Remember to send the bill to me ;)
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Jim, I've already told you my fee ;) I've seen my share of bargains through this forum, quite happy to give a little back here & there.
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ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 14:03 Jim, I've already told you my fee ;) I've seen my share of bargains through this forum, quite happy to give a little back here & there.


Noted :D
daviemck2006 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 14:34 Talking numberplates this is the one on whitebug. One person told me it’s Best Friends Forever, that’s fine, another said it’s Big Fat Fu**er which is not fine :twisted: :shock: :rofl2:
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Interestingly, the BF prefix was originally allocated to Devon in the early part of last century...

The first plate issued was BF1 on an Ormonde motorcycle...

For some reason that I've never established and is now lost in time, BF was considered utterly outrageous and Devon County Council - who handled vehicle registrations in those days - had to withdraw all plates containing BF and re-issue new ones...

The original BF1 was re-registered as Y5 which, in fact, was a Somerset registration...

Any ideas what BF stood for to make it so obscene? The best thought so far is 'Bloody Fool' which in 1904 was quite possibly very near the knuckle...
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BF would later return as an area suffix for Staffordshire, as borne by our Escort H881LBF registered & sold by Chatfield Ford Stoke... I don't think the gearbox would last too long with a torque output of 881Lb/f, that's about the most exciting thing I've been able to derive from that particular plate (although SWMBO did come up with a rather flattering one for the LBF bit
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ekjdm14 wrote: 12 Feb 2018, 16:59 BF would later return as an area suffix for Staffordshire


And presumably the good people of Staffordshire found nothing in the least outrageous about it...

An Escort with 881 lb. ft. of torque with be outrageous though ;)

But likely huge fun :twisted:
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BF did indeed mean bloody fool & was vulgar & not used in "polite society" probably well into the '60's.

On the other hand Edwardians were remarkably niaive (to us) & had no qualms about issuing the FU series. FU 2 was on an E-type frequently seen around Knightsbridge in the '70's & now too valuable for the DVLA to withdraw (as I'm sure their department dedicated to protecting public morals would love to). A contemporary was an S1 Bentley PEN 15 - with a "5" that had clearly been warmed & deformed (no perspex plates back then!).

Oh, & that latest 205 van is a new one on me too, so that's 4 types! I noticed it appears to have been Dutch originally, so it might have been a Dutch conversion, to be local tax concession compliant, which the factory jobbie with the vertical tailgate/back door would not have been because the (standard car hight) roof would/ve been too low.
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Never knew that about FU2 Van...

But then, in those days it did not mean anything like it does today...
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van ordinaire wrote: 13 Feb 2018, 23:46.....the DVLA to withdraw ..... S1 Bentley PEN 15.....



I knew they were shafting us on VED/road tax all along... [-X :rofl2:
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:rofl2:
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