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Number Plate Spacing

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by merckdan, Jan 13, 2021 at 12:02 AM.

  1. MBDevotee

    MBDevotee Active Senior Members

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    Bit harsh, I liked my private plate as it hid just how old my car was!!!

    To the unknowing my £5k CLK looked more like a £20k car given its looks....

    Obviously no-one here wouldn’t know how cheap it was, but to most people it looked a classy car.
     
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    Both opinions are equally valid & correct ;)
     
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    TW47 with spacing and clever spacing of the screws...

    I do often think what a Kno* but i try to be polite at first
     
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    Why do you feel the need to try and fool people into thinking your car is newer & worth more that it actually is?
     
  5. MBDevotee

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    I don't.... my car looked nice, and that was it really.

    Are some people really so shallow they consider everyone with a personalised plate is a tw@t or a kn@b even when they have never met them to make an actual judgement - no wonder the world is in such a mess if people judge others so quickly.... .it's like living in Trump's America!
     
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    Nope - both opinions - not necessarily correct!

    I would consider myself a perfectly normal average guy, and don't judge others in general, and if I do, it's based on facts not assumptions.....


    Jees lockdown is certainly bringing out the worst in people on these forums recently....!
     
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    The regs actually apply to products of animal origin, particularly meat and dairy. Everything else seems fine.

    EU Personal Good Regs

    Edit... and fruit and veg but bananas are ok
     
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    Not really, no - i have a personalised plate - and there is nothing wrong with them to my mind: Unless they are illegally spaced in a vain attempt to represent something that it isnt real..... that is my big issue :)
     
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    I have had a personal plate for 20 years, not ashamed to admit- it was a gift (although not the greatest surprise as I had hinted) on my 40th Birthday- main reason I keep it is so I don't have to forget my reg number!!
    Each to their own, there's some grumpy sods around presently who need to wind their necks in....:rolleyes:
     
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    I think, as @Rob76 points out, the issue has become confused by some. It’s the illegal spacing, and whatever, that is so sad and objectionable to many of us not the personalised plate.
     
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    When I see a plate trying to be something it isn’t, I just laugh, I dont take offence. Life’s too short to get wound up about a miss spaced plate.
     
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    Indeed, Steve same for me....
     
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    I've 6...:oops: and mine make the vehicles appear older than they are...o_O
     
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    My one does too, as it's a 'J' plate (1991):rolleyes:
     
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    Mine too, it's a '73 'A' plate, had it for about 30 years now :rolleyes::)
     
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    Nice one!
     
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    It is against the rules for the number plate to make the vehicle appear newer than it actually is. :p
    Dateless plates are the best ones to have, but they tend to be much more expensive.
    I have just the one that I bought 22 years ago and have been transferring it from car to car ever since.
    It was originally issued by DVLC (as it was known then) in 1976.
     
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    I'm sure you meant to say 1963. :oops:
     
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    Yes, you are right, it is a '63 plate :rolleyes::)

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    Something like that? :cool:

    I've had 1 of mine for 29 years and it's still on the same vehicle :)
     

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