>A while ago I posted the bit below from the prewar list
>Not directly Pre-War but.............
>I don't usually take any notice of the 'personalised' number plate industry
>and all the fuss and rubbish that goes with it ( I always think of the number
>of veteran bikes that bit the dust just to put an interesting number on a
>modern tin box). However by chance I noticed that MG 1 is coming up for sale
>in a few days at Cheffins! This was John Thornleys plate when he was head man
>at MGs and I used to see it often around Abingdon and the surrounding area in
>the early 70s on his BGT.
>I had often wondered what had become of it after his death, I even asked Don
>Hayter a couple of years back, he just said it was being 'looked after'.
>What will it make? The car (a 73 BGT Auto) is probably worth #2500. That
>number could push it up to #25,000 who knows! I would guess that MG Rover
>should buy it for publicity purposes, it would be cheaper than the rather
>dubious TV ads they waste money on!
>Any one out there want it for their M, J. P, T Type? Well dig deep, you'll
>have to fight off the K3 replica brigade and they seem to have very deep
Well....... here's the result....... ready?????
If Cheffins info is correct John Thornley's BGT with registration number 'MG1'
So I was only #100,000 or so out. How long I wonder will it stay on that GT?
Of course the strange thing is the purchaser doesn't 'Own' that number, only
the permission to use it, and this can be withdrawn at any time.
Is '1MG' out there as well.
Makes you wonder. Have a good weekend. Peter C
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