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Here Are All the Cars With the Vanity License Plate V12 Across the Country

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author photo by Doug DeMuro September 2016

As many of you know, we at Oversteer are committed to bringing you the most important information about the most interesting vanity license plates across the country. For instance, if it weren't for us, you'd never know that the vanity plate FERRARI in Florida is on a Volkswagen Golf TDI.

So today I've decided to round up all the cars with the vanity license plate V12. Based on what's happened so far with these posts, I figured the majority of them would be on Acura Legends, and there might be one or two V12-powered cars in the mix -- or possibly cars that offered V12 variants but are actually the V8 model, and the person removed the badges and got the V12 vanity plate to fool people.

In fact, I was wrong. The V12 license plate returns to a car in 26 states; it's either still available in the other 24 (plus D.C.) or registered to a vehicle that predates the arrival of the 17-digit VIN in 1981. Of those 26, it's on a V12-powered car in 16.

There are two major highlights among this group. In Ohio, V12 is on a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo SV. And in Washington, V12 is on a 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish. Otherwise, it's split fairly evenly between V12-powered Mercedes-Benz models and a couple of V12-powered BMWs (including, in Minnesota and Texas, an 850i) and Jaguars.

As for the non-V12 cars, it's worth noting that Florida once again disappoints us by having its vanity plate on something totally unrelated -- in this case, a 2015 Lexus ES 350. In Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, V12 isn't actually a vanity plate but a standard over-the-counter issue, so there's no surprise that in those states, it's fitted to a Subaru Outback, a GMC Yukon, a GMC Terrain and a Subaru Outback, respectively.

What we'll never know, however, is how the V12 vanity plate managed to make it on a 1993 Oldsmobile 98 Regency in Montana. Doesn't that person know how many tax dodgers would love that plate on their LaFerrari?!

Here's the full list for those of you who'd like to peruse all the V12 vanity plates.

V12 Vanity Plates by State

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