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#1 glenboy

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:21 PM

hi there
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whats anybody elses experience with have the old style black and silver plates on a later mini say an 80's one, a pal of mine has black silver plates on a 89 mini and he says he's never been pulled up about it

thanks

#2 mike.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:34 PM

I'm planning on putting them on my 86 mini once its resprayed...

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:36 PM

well they are illegal - how illegal is irrelevant lol!!

but im running them on my 88 mk1 look-a-like :dontgetit:

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:37 PM

only if you want a 30 fine :dontgetit: maybe more now

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:54 PM

thanks as said if you've a mini in the old style they do look a lot better on an "old style" mini, my mate bought his with thye black/silver plates on and has been running it for 6 months every day on the road and not been stopped/pulled , his looks like a 60s/70s mini although its 1989 g reg.,

Edited by glenboy, 27 May 2008 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:12 PM

Maybe have a set of the reflective type in the boot and if you get pulled up and they say your not supposed to have them, You could then just change them there and then and they may let you off.

Thats what ill be doing when I put mine on :dontgetit:

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:17 PM

Maybe have a set of the reflective type in the boot and if you get pulled up and they say your not supposed to have them, You could then just change them there and then and they may let you off.

Thats what ill be doing when I put mine on :ermm:


didnt work :dontgetit: had mine in the boot still got fined and had to change them

really liked that look aswell ;)

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:14 PM

People were pulled up on the M23 during last years London to Brighton Mini run for having black and silver plates on newer Minis.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:14 PM

there are countless past topics referring to this subject, there is no way around it, you will get done.. the only case in which it is alot less likely to get pulled over, is if you have a suffix reg, as it isnt quite so obvious, especially on a mini.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:21 PM

as stated other threads ref this topic already exist,to sum up,yes they look good but are in fact against the law on post 1973 registered cars,it the risk you take!

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:23 PM

there are countless past topics referring to this subject, there is no way around it, you will get done.. the only case in which it is alot less likely to get pulled over, is if you have a suffix reg, as it isnt quite so obvious, especially on a mini.



yes thats what i thought , if you bought a cheap old reg no. that pre dates 1973 and used that on the modern mini with the black and silver , i think i'll stick to the legal plates myself for now

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

dam bloody MOT center failed me on my black plate (amoung other things) although i've never had any problems with the cops

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:55 AM

How illiegal? If you get stopped you'll getting a good ticking off, perhaps a 30 fine, if you repeatedly get pulled for this offence the DVLA can withdraw your vehicle's registration, leaving you needing to SVA your Mini to get a new registration. SVA'ing your Mini will require a lot of money and modifications to get it to adhere to current SVA standards, or leave you with a worthless Mini with no ID (expect the VIN), you could then either sell it for spares or illegally ring it.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:31 PM

Cant a topic just get pinned about this and just state the facts and leave it as a risk you take?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:35 PM

i agree,this question pops up every other month by different people!




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