The Rudest Number Plates Allowed By The DVLA
The DVLA carefully tiptoe down the line between good and bad taste. Their decisions spare us those up and coming registrations that may cause offence. Just recently, they spared us WA11 KER at the last minute, only to change their mind a couple of months later and let the Walkers of this world bid £6,900 on top of the £16,000 for W41 KER back in 2000. The felt-tip brigade was, on this occasion, ignored!
It remains to be seen whether December sees OH15 EXY hit the heights or the can when the “15” range comes out. As a guide, TO05 EXY made £12,000 at auction in 2006 – nearly £20k at today’s prices. That probably represents the limit to which the DVLA will allow the good taste to go. However, the following list shows a degree of subtlety that buyers at auction have shown to allow their cars to be just a little risque.
The prices paid over 25 years of DVLA Auctions have been index-linked by Plate Trader seller @DesirableNumber using the rate of inflation to allow a better comparison of like for like at today’s prices. The plates he has included below are all listed on his Facebook group “Just a little Suggestive!”. This and further groups can be explored on his Facebook page at:
Anyway, onto the rudeness! Have a look at this list below and let us know which is your favourite!
DVLA Rude Plates 1989-2014
@DesirableNumber also has some of his own plates that fall within this category. They include:
SH11 TOT – a term stolen from the Speedboat community meaning “rather fast!”.
X5 ROD – using X5 to mean “excess” and Rod as a smutty schoolboy term for a gentleman’s tackle.
So what do you think? Are there any plates in this list that the DVLA shouldn’t have let slip through the net? Which is your favourite and why? Let us know in the comments below!
September 23, 2014
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