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Old Jun 15th, 2020, 20:53   #1
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Hi,

I seem to remember reading years ago that Volvo used numbers on their demonstrators which related to the car model, so a 122 might have 122 in the plate, a 123gt might have 123 etc etc. I ask because I have a 131 with the plate NRO 131H, and I'm just curious as to whether this was a thing or not.

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I have seen some of the sales reps cars like that.

My brother has a 240 with the number 240 and the local area letters, used to be the sales managers personal car
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ok..maybe it was something they thought about then.
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Yes but it is something the dealers would have chosen to do rather than Volvo
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Oh that's interesting. I have 221 on my estate.
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...and have 164 on my Volvo 164: I have seen and photographed a couple more 164s having 164 on their plates so it seems quite a few did this trick.

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JCB used to buy reg numbers with JCB for their reps and sales staff.
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Back then, local over the counter car tax offices were more flexible and would often agree to give you a number that you asked for if it was available. Also not unusual to register a car out of the locality to get the letter combo you wanted.
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