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Old 09-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Ive just managed to get my hands on a set of Mad Max number plates after several years of checking to see if theyre available.
Ive seen quite alot on here in pics and wondered if any of you would like to show us what unique plates you have and what they mean as some arent easy to decipher.

My new plates are from PPQ QLD
Cost stuff all at $445, possibly coz theyre 3 letters/3 numbers
They are the vehicle number from Maxs' Yellow Interceptor in the original film


They go on the XR6 when the rego is renewed in October
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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As time goes on earlier issued plates get handed back and you can buy, same in Vic 3 letters 3 numbers is cheaper they call it a pop plate..
I recently got GTR 335 on a FPV plate and was surprised that it was available.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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thats what i thought when it said 'is available'
i nearly fell off my chair
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thats what i thought when it said 'is available'
i nearly fell off my chair
Yes although 99% of people would have no idea what it meant and even after you gave them the reference most still would not know what it was.
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Yes although 99% of people would have no idea what it meant and even after you gave them the reference most still would not know what it was.
I was going to say 99% too but in reality no one would know what that plate means. Hence why it still existed
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I have BIGBLK. For my bigblock xy
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I think the surprise comes from those who are looking for a plate number comes about because these earlier standard issue numbers are very old now and every now and then you get lucky because someone handed an old plate in, one day the plate is not there then checking at a later date bingo.
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i ordered a new set of plates for the XB last week.
XBI975

3 letters and 3 numbers but without the optional diamond it reads like XB 1975. the model and year of the car.
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couldnt believe it was still available...

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Over here in SA we are limited to the R & S Series Plates... They are quite cheap (about $75 now) and they are yours.... For lots more money you can get personal plates or for a yearly fee custom plates.

On my EL I had REL*096 which was pretty straight forward but thought I would get another set when I bought the AU trying to think of a plate I could carry over to another car if I wanted to, so I got STR*806... I have people that get it straight away and others (and the a Ford people too) that ask me what it means.....

I didnt know what Max's number was and only seen the movie like 20 odd times...
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Ive just managed to get my hands on a set of Mad Max number plates after several years of checking to see if theyre available.
Ive seen quite alot on here in pics and wondered if any of you would like to show us what unique plates you have and what they mean as some arent easy to decipher.

My new plates are from PPQ QLD
Cost stuff all at $445, possibly coz theyre 3 letters/3 numbers
They are the vehicle number from Maxs' Yellow Interceptor in the original film

They go on the XR6 when the rego is renewed in October
Wow!. You did you to get that plate. In NZ we have only recently changed to 3 letter/3 number plates so it is going to be a while before 'MFP508' comes up. I did inquire when I got my personalized plate but was told I could not have it.

What I got was this, a "message plate" so called because of the extra text you can have above and below.

I have seen the plate without the ones either side actually in my town, on a white Commodore wagon, probably the owner's initials.

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I have XXXY.

When I bought my XY it was already wearing these plates, but were Vic plates.

Car didn;t look right with anything else after that and was lucky to find XXXY was available here in SA ( white on black was not an option though which I thought was odd, so its silver on black which I like a lot)
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I was going to say 99% too but in reality no one would know what that plate means. Hence why it still existed
not so, ive been checking regularly for the past 2 years and its never been available
XRVI is still available, but i find $2395 difficult to justify
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Wow!. You did you to get that plate. In NZ we have only recently changed to 3 letter/3 number plates so it is going to be a while before 'MFP508' comes up. I did inquire when I got my personalized plate but was told I could not have it.

What I got was this, a "message plate" so called because of the extra text you can have above and below.

I have seen the plate without the ones either side actually in my town, on a white Commodore wagon, probably the owner's initials.

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No reason why you couldn't have it, they just skip it when they get up to the MFP's
http://www.plates.co.nz/search/?legend=MFP508
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Over here in SA we are limited to the R & S Series Plates... They are quite cheap (about $75 now) and they are yours.... For lots more money you can get personal plates or for a yearly fee custom plates.

On my EL I had REL*096 which was pretty straight forward but thought I would get another set when I bought the AU trying to think of a plate I could carry over to another car if I wanted to, so I got STR*806... I have people that get it straight away and others (and the a Ford people too) that ask me what it means.....

I didnt know what Max's number was and only seen the movie like 20 odd times...
M CUSTOM like mine $255 year.. grabbed GTFALCN at the same time.. coming up nine years it adds up...

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i used to have sa plate UP U2 on my harley also had it on my old ltd for a while went to put it on my buell and some counter jokey f*g**t said i couldn't have it anymore as it might cause road rage. well i can tell you it caused counter rage waited 3 hours to see his boss who was busy(yeah right) so after paying for the plate for 6 or 7 years they took it off me.still mad you bet.end rant
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XR6Toy, you've just gotta see Mad Max 1+2. Fully iconic stuff, maybe a bit cheesy by todays standards, just look beyond that and appreciate it for what it was in its time - I never get tired of seeing them. Forget about Mad Max 3 (Beyond Thunderdome) The yanks got hold of it and stuffed it - IMHO. Another one to look for is "Running On Empty"

Back in the days when we had drive in movies, The local Boondall (QLD) drive in had a triple feature of MAX 1+2 and Running On Empty - you couldn't see crap for all the smoke from the burning rubber when everyone left!

I miss being an irresponsible bogan - sometimes!
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Actually of you had been watching GO instead of playing on AFF you would be watching it......
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I was going to say 99% too but in reality no one would know what that plate means. Hence why it still existed
There's one QLD member here who would know, he's had a replica for quite a while now.
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XR6Toy, you've just gotta see Mad Max 1+2. Fully iconic stuff, maybe a bit cheesy by todays standards, just look beyond that and appreciate it for what it was in its time - I never get tired of seeing them. Forget about Mad Max 3 (Beyond Thunderdome) The yanks got hold of it and stuffed it - IMHO. Another one to look for is "Running On Empty"

Back in the days when we had drive in movies, The local Boondall (QLD) drive in had a triple feature of MAX 1+2 and Running On Empty - you couldn't see crap for all the smoke from the burning rubber when everyone left!

I miss being an irresponsible bogan - sometimes!
Running on Empty is a great aussie flick
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christ i cant believe i used to dress like that :P

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i got QIK-289 to go on my v8 capri when i eventually finish it..

i have a list of about 15 plates, that will be available when the offer the combination in 3x3
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M CUSTOM like mine $255 year.. grabbed GTFALCN at the same time.. coming up nine years it adds up...
Pottery, are you saying that you have to pay a yearly fee to have personal plates in SA? Do you have to pay an initial fee to have the plates made up?

Last time I enquired about personalised plates in QLD, you just paid a whack of coin - depending on what style and configuration you wanted, and they were yours to keep forever - no ongoing fees.

I wonder what the go is with personalised plates in other states?

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