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How much are they?
Sorry I don't know, ask Alfa?

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Is the larger plate mount still available to buy? Or if someone has an extra one
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Just had another idea, any thoughts on stick-on plates?
They 'ping' off due to the curved shape of the bumper.

You could mount them underneath on brackets, see picture.

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They could've mounted it in the middle
 
 
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Anyway I've pretty much come to the decision I'm going to leave mine standard

Might buy a private plate though A short one
 
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They could've mounted it in the middle
is this 1 better?

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They 'ping' off due to the curved shape of the bumper.

You could mount them underneath on brackets, see picture.

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Yes, I'll ask a dealer. But, considering the prices over here they'll probably charge me 100 for it
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is this 1 better?

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It is central at least although looks like its been photo-shopped on rather than actually mounted.

Slow day on the forecourt Clive?



 
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It is central at least although looks like its been photo-shopped on rather than actually mounted.

Slow day on the forecourt Clive?



I must admit it does look photoshopped
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has anyone thought about fitting a square plate (preferably small like on imports)?
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Just had another idea, any thoughts on stick-on plates?
Like this :

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I think they look best in the center on Ph 1&2, On the face lift there on the side, but I still don't think it looks that good, unbalanced somewhat.
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It is central at least although looks like its been photo-shopped on rather than actually mounted.

Slow day on the forecourt Clive?



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I must admit it does look photoshopped

I don't have 'photoshop' or a forecourt, just a farm yard & 2 warehouses.
Anyway you can see it on my website amongst the sold cars.

Edit: Just added the pic, now even if I did have Photoshop I doubt I could do that.

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The UK size would probably be too big for the curve (& Mr Plod) & look pretty tacky IMO.

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Are you allowed to use vinyl on the bonnet as a plate?
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Are you allowed to use vinyl on the bonnet as a plate?
It would have to be too high up to fit, so no.

I used to have 1 on an early E type but that was central & lower down.

I think the police like them to be as verticle, horizontal & as far to the front as possible, just another reason to be pulled over otherwise.

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Indeed, they point their laser gun at the number plate as it gives a better target to bounce it back. I like the sound of a vinyl one on the bumper maybe?
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Indeed, they point their laser gun at the number plate as it gives a better target to bounce it back. I like the sound of a vinyl one on the bumper maybe?
Yeah, I don't think that one in the pic looks too bad
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Yeah, I don't think that one in the pic looks too bad
presumably you mean the one in the above link?

As it's foreign the numbers are smaller, UK numbers being bigger would look 'wrong'.

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No stick on plates are currently legal in the UK
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No stick on plates are currently legal in the UK
ONLY IF the size & positioning meet UK regs.

I don't care but Mr Plod might.

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From the Government's own website: "The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is not aware of any self-adhesive number plates that meet the British Standard requirements."

More details here Displaying your registration number : Directgov - Motoring
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From the Government's own website: "The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is not aware of any self-adhesive number plates that meet the British Standard requirements."
You could buy reflective stick on 'plates' made from the same, or similar, material that number plate manufacturers sandwich between perspex to make normal plates but regs have changed since then requiring a post code to be printed at the bottom.

Just checked on Ebay & you still can buy them, how legal they are I'm not sure due to them not having a post code of the plate supplier, or DVLA licensed 'dealer' which I am.

'However, all number plates must adhere to British Standard BS AU 145d,[2] which must be marked on the plate, along with the name and postcode of the manufacturer and the supplier of the plates.'

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"Sorry Officer, you can't give me a FPN because Wikipedia says my number plate is okay"
I think you're misunderstanding what I posted?

I'll post it again:

Just checked on Ebay & you still can buy them, how legal they are I'm not sure due to them not having a post code of the plate supplier, or DVLA licensed 'dealer' which I am.

'However, all number plates must adhere to British Standard BS AU 145d,[2] which must be marked on the plate, along with the name and postcode of the manufacturer and the supplier of the plates.'

The stick on plates don't normally have these. It won't stop some people from using them though, I have a bike show plate on the front of my Vehicross & never been stopped for it, it's minute & doesn't have the relevant markings etc. Looks good though.

No one, including Wikipedia, is saying they're 'legal' but then I suppose you drive everywhere within the speed limit as well?

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