Ever Settled for a Crappy Vanity Plate?


So you finally did it – you bought your dream car, a shiny red Ferrari F430 Spider. To top it all off, you get a personalized license plate with whatever you want on it. “FERRARI” – nope, taken. “F430” – taken. “RED F430” – taken. “V8 Spider” – taken. hmm… all that’s available is “FRRRI430” – that won’t do at all.

One man, frustrated at having to settle for lesser vanity plates, created PlatesPersonalized.com – a waiting list for vanity plates.

Vanity plates that are already taken do get released – owners can move, get in a crash, divorce, die, sell the car or have it stolen. With PlatesPersonalized, you’ll be alerted when the vanity plate you want is released.

Basic service is free, able to track plate and it’s checked once per quarter. To track more than one plate or to track it more frequently, there’s a pricing table:

Plates Personalized Pricing Table

They’re currently live in 22 states and counting.

If you’ve ever had to settle for a crappy vanity plate or just didn’t get the one you really wanted, let us know in the comments below.

About The Author

I founded Automoblog.net in May of 2006 to share my love of cars. My favorites include the Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT and Koenigsegg CCX, and I think the Ferrari 360 Spider is still one of the sexiest cars in existence. For “normal” cars, I like imports – Nissan, Audi, Subaru… I love my Pearl Yellow (don’t judge) 1990 Nissan 300ZX TT and plan to get it to around 550 HP one day. I’m also an avid world traveler and love rock climbing.

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