Famous Movie Car Number Plates
Americans specially make license plates for the filming of feature films and TV series. Sometimes this is an unremarkable set of symbols, similar to a real number, but often these are interesting words, abbreviations and logos that emphasize the theme of the picture or the essence of the hero.
Since childhood, many men love Hollywood movies with racing, car chases and everything related to cars. If you also love American cinema, then you are probably familiar with the lwyrup, capn, outatime, ecto-1 or stark signs from the signs that appear on the screens. And you can purchase a replica of such a sign in your collection. Most famous number plates are sold on Amazon by Celebritymachines.
In this article, we have compiled a list of popular US movie number plates with a brief description. Welcome to the world of movie cars!
Breaking Bad is one of the most popular TV series of the last decade. Almost all the main characters have personal car numbers in the state of New Mexico.
THE CAPN – this is the inscription on Jesse Pinkman’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It means “The Captain” – the nickname of Jesse from his nickname on the Internet “Captain Cook”.
LWYRUP – (Lawyer up). This is the inscription on lawyer Soul Goodman’s car, a 1997 Cadillac DeVille.
327 2153 (New Hampshire) – The Volvo 240 that Heisenberg kidnapped to return to Albuquerque from New Hampshire in Season 1 Episode 1, Live Free or Die. The set of numbers on this plate, 327 2153, is likely a reference to the SID number for methamphetamine in PubChem, a database of chemical molecules maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
KEN WINS – Ken is the Winner. This is a plate on a 1996 BMW 318i, driven by a certain Ken, an episodic character. This tablet appears twice throughout the episode. For the first time, “Ken” hooked up to Walter’s parking space in the bank parking lot, talking loudly over Bluetooth and ignoring Walt. At the end of the episode, Walt meets Ken again at the service station. When Ken enters the station, Walt approaches the car, short-circuiting the battery terminals under the hood of the car, causing the BMW to light up. This is where the episode ends.
GRAYMTR is short for Gray Matter. The number is on the Bentley Continental GT Gretchen Schwartz. Gray Matter is also the name of the company founded by Walter, Elliott and Gretchen. The plate first appears on the screen when Skyler invites Gretchen to thank her and Elliott for paying for Walt’s treatment. Walt comes home and is surprised to see Bentley in the driveway.
In 2013, 9 cars from the series “Breaking Bad” were sold for 73.8 thousand dollars. The most expensive of these, a 1977 Cadillac de Ville by Walter White, sold for $19,750.
Better Call Saul
PLAYUH – Yellow Hummer of Price – Season 2 prescription pill dealer.
KAZ 2Y5 & SNK 80Q3 – famous number plates of the Winchester brothers.
1A B2676 – this is a number plate installed on Castiel’s Pimpmobile. This is the 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V he drives in season 9 of the show.
SIKN TRD – In Hammer of the Gods Season 5 Episode 19, the Plague Horseman of the Apocalypse drives a 1975 AMC Hornet Sportabout with the license plate SIKN TRD, which stands for “Sick and Tired”.
Back to the Future
OUTATIME is timeless. (This is the name of the orchestra, which was directed by the film composer Alan Silvestri and The Outatime Orchestra)
This number plate was on the DeLorean DMC-12 car of Dr. Emmett Brown only in the first part of the Back to the Future trilogy. At the end of it and in the next two parts, a barcode will be applied to the number.
The barcode plate is not an ordinary license plate, it has no holes or numbers, letters or stickers. The modern replica is made of aluminum using silk-screen printing and is the same size as the real sign.
Knight Rideris a 1982 American sci-fi series about a car with artificial intelligence, which featured several California license plates in blue.
KNIGHT is an abbreviation of the vehicle name.
KITT – Knight Industries Two Thousand / Knight Industries 2000).
KARR – The KARR license plate was installed on a Knight Automated Roving Robot’s 1982 Trans Am.
KNI 667 – The number was set on Michael Knight’s 1982 Trans Am car in episode 3 of season 2 called “Brother’s Keeper.” This episode included the first appearance of the KITT rotating license plate feature and an alternate nameplate that reads KNI 667.
KNERD – The number was installed on Elliott’s “Derbi” moped in Episode 18 of Season 3.
ECTO-1 (from the Greek “Ektos” – outside). The Cadillac Miller-Meteor car with this number belonged to the four ghost hunters. The yellow mark has holes only at the bottom, as it was in the film.
ECTO 1A – a number plate for 1959 Cadillac Hearse from the movie “Ghostbusters 2” In the third part of the 2016 film, the design of the New York number plate was updated to a modern one, which is still used today.
RWM4V15 is a license plate from the 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that was in the movie Bumblebee (2018).
489 PCE – a number from Sam Witwicky’s 1977 Camaro (better known as the ‘BeaterBee’) in the first Transformers (2007).
900 STRA was installed on the Autobot’s Bumblebee Camaro in the movie “Transformers 4”.
A-TEAM – The license plate with the name of the film is installed on the 1983 GMC Vandura G-15 minibus, driven by Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith (Liam Nisson). The number was not used in the film and is intended for Team A fans.
The Fast and the Furious
RNO 263 – Paul Walker’s Green Eclipse.
3NTQ305 – Paul Walker’s Supra
2JRI424 – Diesel Wine Charger
T4U 842 – Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline from Fast & Furious 2
TORETTO is a fan plate for the 1970 Dodge Charger created by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in the Fast and Furious films. Toretto drives this car many times, often with a different license plate (2JRI424). This plaque has never been used in a movie, it was created for the Fast and the Furious fans.
Gone in 60 Seconds
614 HSO – ’73 Mustang Eleanor. It was used in the 1974 film starring Marion Busia. Ford Mustang, nicknamed “Eleanor”, is listed in the credits along with the rest of the actors. The license plate of the first stolen car from the list (1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – Terry) is HBH, these are the initials of the director G.B. Galitsky.
LYN 274 – ’67 Mustang Eleanor. It was installed on the Mustang in the 2000 film with Nicolas Cage.
Ready Player One
Ready Player One is a 2018 Sci-fi adventure movie.
ECTO 88 – Parsifal’s Delorean Time Machine. This plaque was used in the 2011 sci-fi novel Ready Player One, which was later used in the film.
PARZIVAL was installed on Wade Watts’ Delorean car in the film. His in-game nickname is Parsifal, so he changed the original DeLorean number (OUTATIME) to PARZIVAL.
Anthony Edward Stark – the main character – drove different cars in each film. Car number plates were designated as STARK (connection with the surname), with a serial number. Judging by the numbers, there were dozens of them in his garage.
STARK 4 – 2007 Audi R8 car.
STARK 11 – 2010 Audi R8 Spyder.
STARK 16 – was in the third part of the film.
The Avengers film series featured two Iron Man license plates and one Stan Lee number in the finale.
STARK 33 – Avengers.
STARK 65 – Avengers: Age of Ultron. The number is set on Tony Stark’s Audi e-Tron.
420-LRO – Avengers: Endgame. The plate was installed on Stan Lee’s oldsmobile. Rumor has it that the 420-LR0 license plate could be a reference to marijuana, and the LRO could mean “lets roll one”.
Defenders is a mini-series based on Marvel comics.
5TAN L33 – Stan Lee’s car.
BEATNGU is a license plate on a 1941 Creeper Chevy COE. The main character Darry sees him as BEATNGO, which can be decoded as Beat And GO. Throughout the film, Darry thinks that the decryption is exactly like that, but Patricia (clairvoyant) on the phone convinces him that he was wrong and the number is terrible (“I saw his car with a terrible number). Darry and the viewer ignore the last letter of the number. There is not the letter “O”, but the letter “U”! That is, the number is BEATNGU, which stands for a completely different – “Be eating you” – “You will be eaten by me” or simply “I will eat you.”
Smokey and the Bandit
BAN ONE – translated as “Bandit 1”. It was used on the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am car.
Pontiac was purchased for Bandit, Darville for liquor assistance.
Arrested Development is a 2003-2006 TV series.
ANUSTART – the number plate installed on the Volkswagen Cabriolet of Tobias Funk in Episode 5, Season 4.
Herbie, the Love Bug
This is a 1982 series.
OFP857 – the plate on a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie.
ASSMAN is an ass man. Installed on 1973 Chevrolet Impala, owner – Kramer (Michael Richards)
Kramer was accidentally given the license plate “ASSMAN” in the episode “Fusilli Jerry.” On the wall in the doctor’s office, Kramer notices a photograph of the doctor’s boat with the words “ASSMAN” on it. Kramer asks the proctologist if he recently had a license plate confusion and if he’s an Ass-Man, and the doctor winks back. Off-screen Frank is heard saying, “That was a million-to-one shot, Doc.”
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard is a 2005 film based on the 1979-1985 TV series of the same name.
SNH320 – this number was installed on a 1969 Dodge Charger – a bright orange monster with a Confederate flag on the roof. It was affectionately named “General Lee” by brothers Luke and Bo.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
NRVOUS – The number is set on Father Cameron’s Ferrari 250GT Spyder.
BDR529 – Installed on 1974 Dodge Monaco Bluesmobile.
BDR529 – Installed on the Crown Victoria in the 1998 film Blues Brothers 2000.
JJZ109 is a black Californian badge with white symbols installed on a 1968 Mustang by Steve McQueen.
RDR 838 – A black California badge installed on a 1968 Dodge Charger in the 1968 film Bullitt.
JJZ109 is a black California badge with yellow symbols installed on the third-generation Bullitt Mustang, created for the 50th anniversary of the motion picture.
Christina (By Stephen King)
CQB241 – Installed on a 1958 Plymouth Fury.
OA-5599 – Installed on a 1970 Dodge Challenger.
THX 138 – Installed on a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe.
California, starring Michael Douglas.
D-FENS – the inscription can be deciphered in 2 ways:
- The name of the hero;
- Derived from the word Defense (the hero worked for the country’s defense industry).
The Big Lebowski
376 PCE – Installed on a rusty Ford Torino of the protagonist, nicknamed “The Dude”, played by Jeff Bridges.
The Fall Guy
This is a 1981-1986 series.
FALL GUY – The license plate was installed on the GMC Pickup Truck of Colt Sievers (Lee Majors).
This is a 1980-1988 series.
ROBIN-1 – Detective Thomas Sullivan Magnum (Tom Selleck) rode a Ferrari 308 with this license plate.
SOTHPAW – means “LEFT”. Rocky Balboa drives a 1984 Lamborghini Jalpa P3500 with this number plate.
BAT-1 is a 1966 Batmobile in the series. The original nameplate on the Batmobile ’66 was 14 ″ x 5 ″, shown as a standard US license plate (12 ″ x 6 ″).
HAHAHA is the Joker’s purple Vaydor.
Anchorman — Will Ferrell’s RV
IM # 1 – Pontiac Catalina by Will Ferrell
STYN CLSY – the number was used in the second part of the series.
EAGLE 5, the Winnebago mobile home, in which Lone Star and Barf traveled to save Princess Vespa, was equipped with this sign.
SPOIL`D ROTT`N I – a license plate from Mercedes Vespa.
The Great Outdoors
ROMAN 1 – Installed on Mercedes by Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd)
Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker.
BIG WORM – a license plate installed on a 1961 Chevrolet Impala.
FCK IT – the badge was on the Ford Pinto.
This is a 2012-2017 TV series, Wyoming.
CO 54B – Installed on Walt’s Ford Bronco.
Starring Denzel Washington.
ORP 967 – the number is set on the Chevrolet Monte Carlo car of the protagonist Alonzo. The symbols stand for Officer Rafael Perez, who was born in 1967.
Also, the film features a 1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible owned by a gangster group. It has a SOUTH SIDE number – South Side (One of the Los Angeles gangs).
Fast N ‘Loud
GYSOT is a Texas license plate from Gas Monkey Garage.
The film features many SUVs with serial numbers on their plates.
# 10 – Jeep Wrangler Sahara car # 10 was first used by Dr. Robert Muldoon and Ellie Sattler while searching for the rest of the group. It differed from other jeeps used by the fleet in that it did not have a safety grill / roll cage. During the escape of Tyrannosaurus Rex, the top of the car (as well as the windshield) was damaged by a low-hanging branch. Jeep # 10 was later used to escape the park.
# 12 – Dennis Nedry’s Wrangler Sahara Jeep
# 18 – Jeep Wrangler Sahara Helicopter Station Guard
# 29 – Hammond’s Jeep in the 1993 movie
# 05 – Used for a safari on the Ford Explorer Tour. Unlike its counterpart # 04, # 05 was not damaged during the Isla Nublar incident but was abandoned after T. Rex escaped. Dr. Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm were in the car before they all jumped out of the car.
# 04 – At the start of the Isla Nublara incident, Jeep # 04 (Explorer Tour) was destroyed by T. Rex. The carnivore hit the overturned car with Tim Murphy still inside, pinned against one of the seats from cliff to tree. To save the boy, Alan Grant climbed a tree and, trying to grab Tim, turned the steering wheel. When the branches could no longer support the weight, a heavy machine fell from the tree. Fortunately, they escaped death.
Jurassic Park has a huge fan base that has kept countless cars from the movie. Thanks to their participation, Celebritymachines produced 4 souvenir plaques dedicated to the film.
JPMP stands for Jurassic Park Motor Pool.
JEEP DINO Super Bowl LII – The plate was used for the commercial starring Jeff Goldblum, who plays Dr. Ian Malcolm in the original Jurassic Park. The E letters on the Jeep logo are drawn in the form of dinosaur heads.
JP CLAW is a black plate with scratches from a dinosaur paw and square headlights of a jeep. Silk-screened petrified granite texture. Smooth to the touch with a textured look.
# 25 – the plate made for the film’s 25th Anniversary (25th Anniversary Silver Edition).
National Lampoon’S Vacation
Lou GLUTZ Motors National – the plate installed on the Queen Family Truckster station wagon.
LUV ME – Love me. The plate installed on the 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi owned by the character played by Christie Brinkley
FLASHDRV – Installed on Flash Thompson’s Audi car.
The Lincoln Lawyer
NTGUILTY (NOT GUILTY). Lincoln’s car belongs to attorney Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey).
Finally, here’s a bonus motorcycle license plate.
HIT N Run – (hit and run). The famous number plate was installed on a Ducati 1199 motorcycle owned by Hit-Girl
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