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Short number plates and private plate.

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by SmartAmg, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. sonic

    sonic Senior Member

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    Just read the regulations you are correct. No mention of size of plates, only size, spacing, & borders.
     
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    My OCD would not allow me to have two characters followed by three characters - its not balanced!
     
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    No, three characters followed by two looks so much better...:D
     
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    Short plates are great on motorcycles.
    One guy cut around the letters on his plate leaving the minimum border. Looked very bizarre, but on a bike looked ok.
     
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    contrived personalised = desperation
     
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    :eek::rolleyes::)
     
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    I've just put personal plates on my car and the best thing is that they don't have the blue GB bit on the end which to me makes them look better. Nothing to do with Brexit.
    What I am upset about is that my wife's GLA has surrounds so no holes in the plate but my S class doesn't. I could buy surrounds but this would mean new plates as well to replace the drilled ones and doesn't seem worth it.
     
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    My number plate has the same amount & distribution of letters/numbers but the plate itself is slightly longer yet still shorter than standard. Few letters/numbers on a standard plate do get lost but you have to be very careful not to overdo the look.
    If it were possible I would have had your plate just very very slightly longer to equalise the margins - as is it does look a bit DIY or expressing too much of a need to be noticed. Subtlety is the name of this game as under no circumstances whatsoever do you want to be confused with those who try to make words out of their number plates.
     
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    Did you shorten the one on the front mate? Apologies, I know its an old thread, just trying to work out how to do it on mine, however its a different model.
     
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    Also sorry to raise an old thread from the dead but has anybody actually got these bastardised shortened plates through the MOT ?? :rolleyes:
     
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    I saw a number plate on the road today that might appeal. 80ATS. On a Range Rover, so no need for a short plate.
     
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    As long as the margins meet the below there's no issue

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    There used to be a Range Rover around our area with 13 EER. :)
     
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    Also I believe all letters/numerals should be solid black......
    Which means technically the highlight on Tony's current plates makes them illegal?
     
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    A friend of mine has them as his plate is 2 letters and 2 numbers, no issue as they are correctly spaced, sized and the right font
     
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    I don't know about you but I think they look a little odd and a bit pretentious :rolleyes:
     
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    It is on the front of an RS6 with no plate holder so looks good on the honeycombe grille, the rear plate is the standard size
     
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    I thought all Audi’s had the front number plate jammed in the corner of the windscreen :rolleyes:
     
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    It is a common theme apparently, saw 2 today while dealing from my Bimmer :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I think that is only on shagged out 06'ish 3 door A3's :D
     

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