Back in the day it was really important what your company car said on the back. Your status in the company hierarchy could be displayed by the combination of letters and numbers and letters.

Here’s a sample that I saw today.

Lowish. Not as low as a 1.3L which would be the lowest form of life entitled to a car, but not far above.

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Rather higher. Not just a GL but a GL S with the posh 2.0 engine.

Even higher. Not just a Ghia but a Ghia S. Just below the level where you could choose your own car and might get a BMW or even (something almost beyond imagining for most) a Merc.