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author photo by Doug DeMuro March 2017

As some of you know, I occasionally check certain interesting vanity license plates to see which vehicles they're registered to across this great country. I've checked FERRARI, and FAST, and TURBO, and various others that are less interesting. Well, today I've checked "V8."

Interestingly, I've seen two different "V8" vanity license plates on the road. One was about two and a half years ago, here in Pennsylvania, when I saw Connecticut's "V8" on a Ford Fusion. That was a disappointment. Last year, while driving through Manhattan late at night, I saw New York's "V8" on a Mercedes E550 Convertible. And this got me thinking: What are the other V8s?

So here's the full list, with red highlights for states where V8 is registered to a car that doesn't actually have a V8. Unfortunately, the plate returns to a car in fewer states than usual -- just 21 -- suggesting that most vehicles with the "V8" vanity plate are from before 1981 (since my vanity-plate-running tool doesn't catch any vehicles without a 17-digit VIN, which was instituted in 1981).

Here's an overview: In the 21 states where "V8" returned to a vehicle, it's on a V8-powered car or truck in 16 of them. None of them are particularly exciting, though it's on a Mercedes CL55 AMG in Florida, a Ford Mustang GT in Kentucky and a rare "C5" Audi A6 4.2 in Vermont.

The disappointing states are Connecticut, Maine, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. In Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island, "V8" likely has nothing to do with the vehicle itself. Instead, these states would consider this plate to be a "low-number" special issue, likely passed down through generations like a family heirloom. I'll give them a pass. That's probably not the circumstance in Mississippi, where the plate is on a 1997 Honda Accord, or Wisconsin, where it's on a 2007 Mercedes E350 sedan, as those states don't have a "low-number" license plate tradition.

Either way, here's the full list of "V8" vanity plates across the country. Enjoy!

V8 Plates by State

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