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Old 12-25-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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what does S GO stand for...

that is pretty much on every porsches licence plate?
like some of these that i just googled


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Old 12-25-2006, 09:35 PM   #2
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DJ - I have no freaking idea. How do you notice stuff like this?! I'm guessing it is the same kind of thing as a state license plate... BTW - love the new signature pic - Looks awesome!
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:44 PM   #3
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i dunno, i tought everyone else did notice that as well. its just that any magazine i pick up, car review, or somethign official like that i see it. if you google porsche and look at few professional kinda pics, most of them have a plate starting with S GO, so i dunno, and those 3 pics were taken from only first 2 pages hehe
i was talking about this w my friend, and we were both puzzled by it so i figured i ask some porsche people

and the sig is appropreate for this time of the year i think
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Good question - you've got me! And yes - the sig is perfect. Looks ICY....
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The letter 'D' in the blue bar on the left of the plate stands for Deutschland with the European Union's 12 star flag above it. The 'S' is the code for Stuttgart. The two stickers in the verticle position are the safety test sticker (orange for years 1997, 2001 and 2007) and the registration seal. The remaining letters and numbers are randomly assigned.
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i doubt that GO is random...i mean it oculd be, but what are the chances that every porsche randomly gets a GO
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I suspect Porsche has essentially reserved all of the S GO - series plates for their use. Some sort of manufacturers plate, essentially.
Apparently the second and third letters are often used as characters in a vanity plate. "S EX" plates are common in Stuttgart, according to what I found in some web references.
"SA" and "SS" plates are prohibited, but not "S EX".
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While the numbers after the stickers are random, they can of course be requested/customized as Ronzi points out. What the S GO stands for is:

S: Stuttgart
G.O., which is the German acronym for Gesamtoeffentlichkeitsarbeit, meaning public relations.

The cars photographed are not surprisingly from Porsche's Stuttgart PR fleet.
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Hi,

They're equivalent to Manufacturers Plates used in the US, I suspect that if you search other official images, you'll see the same sequence used on those plates as well...

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look at that S "car" go
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ive been thinking bout a personalized plate, so this may just do it, S GO and a number, now just to figure out a number... S GO 986 ?
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