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#91 Bungle

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

(unless it's a fleetline)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

your split screen van would of been built before 1967

yep but just saying the plates were `showplates`you dont need the v5 etc etc to get them

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

didn't see it was you Jon

i guess you sold the van before you had chance to fit the plates

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

I put my black and silver plates on late June 2012. Yesterday I got pulled over because of them. He said he'd seen me about but hadn't had chance to stop me until now. On the spot £60 fine and change them immediately. Ash hole

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

I put my black and silver plates on late June 2012. Yesterday I got pulled over because of them. He said he'd seen me about but hadn't had chance to stop me until now. On the spot £60 fine and change them immediately. Ash hole


How dare he do his job properly!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:45 PM

Yes, god forbid a police officer enforcing the law! You knew it was illegal and moan when you get fined. If you don't want to pay the fine, don't do it

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

I have a few classic cars. The black number plates run with the free road tax, i.e: pre 1971 is ok for black plates, anything later is the modern ones I'm afraid.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

I don't think I'll be running the risk but maybe somebody can clear this law up for me. It just seems pathetic. If cars pre '71 are okay to use them then why are cars post 71 banned from doing so?

If they cause problems with traffic cameras or something then I understand, but surely the pre 71 cars should also be banned from using them.

They do look cool as hell tho :shades:

Edited by JWS, 01 February 2013 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

it's the law and unless you become a MP your unlikely to be able to do anything about it

car's made before this law are aloud to carry on running the black a silver plates in the same way is you don't have to up grade your MK1 to have air bags and a catalytic converter

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

it's the law and unless you become a MP your unlikely to be able to do anything about it

car's made before this law are aloud to carry on running the black a silver plates in the same way is you don't have to up grade your MK1 to have air bags and a catalytic converter


Yeah, no desire to become an MP. Just wondering what the arguement was for making them illegal.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

local builder has black and silver plates on his transit...I`m guessing its not pre 72.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

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Iv got earlyer plate on now for nairly a year
Change it for NCT and change it back when u go bka home :)

Dad has same on his and his is a 98

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

It was a road-safety requirement from 1973. Safety legislation has never been retrospective which is how some 1920's cars can run with only rear brakes and 1940's cars with semaphore indicators and 1980's cars can run without air bags. I always thought it was from 'M' plates onwards and when I bought my early '73 Innocenti it had, and still has, black & white plates. Even though I now know it's from 1st Jan '73 that reflective plates are needed I've never bothered changing them and I think that as early 'L' plate cars could have black and white/silver plates I'm unlikely to have a problem with them. In most cases even the Old Bill don't know the cut-off date.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

ive just fitted a set of metal black plates directly over the original reflective ones two screws and I revert back to normal plates job done, sorry officer I left my show plates on!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

before the law changed in 1973 most cars had the coloured Number plates as black and white then looked  old fashioned






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