John Laird, director of the Scottish Further Education Unit, clocks up substantial mileage visiting Scotland's colleges. He decided to change to a gas-powered car and found a reasonably priced Rover on the net.
However, it emerged that this had belonged to the mayor of Camden and the council wanted to retain the CAM 300 numberplate. The council promised to organise a new numberplate that retained a degree of personalisation appropriate to the car's fuel source. Mr Laird expected LPG. He is now the proud owner of FRT.