Pulled by the police for no front number plate

Pulled by the police for no front number plate

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Obarks

Original Poster:

40 posts

211 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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Hi guys,

I am looking for front number plate solutions for my Huracan Performante after being pulled over by the police and given a NIP.

I have seen a solution on a post on pistonheads but it doesn't say where the bracket is from. Anybody any ideas?

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=17...

I am not keen on the italian supercar solutions as it sits very low on the car.

Also, are we allowed to run a smaller front number plate?

Thanks for any help smile

Taffy66

5,508 posts

83 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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We were part of a Ferrari drive day on Thursday with another 12 Ferraris and we were all pulled in by a group of cops who took over a large layby. Most of the owners were issued FPNs of between £50 and £100. I had a Carbonia number plate holder and was let off. The offences varied from wrongly spaced digits, no front plates, smaller plates etc. Mine was a 5 digit personal plate but the right size and spacing etc.
There were no stick ons apart from the Pista with an obviously illegal much smaller 3 digit plate who was booked.

stevemcs

7,004 posts

74 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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Surely what Lamborghini fit as standard to make it comply to Uk law is all you need ?

It’s about time they clamped down on stupid plates, ones without a plate and those that are now being tinted black

Wacky Racer

36,041 posts

228 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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stevemcs said:
Surely what Lamborghini fit as standard to make it comply to Uk law is all you need ?

It’s about time they clamped down on stupid plates, ones without a plate and those that are now being tinted black
This.

Number plates are there for a reason.

In Malta the Government actually issue the plate and your car can be crushed if you try to get round the rules.

Pioneer

1,292 posts

112 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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I got a local place to make me up a ally bracket which I used for both the Lambos I ran. Had it power-coated black, tiny thing and stuck to the bumper with 3M dual lock. Cost all of about £20. Worked perfectly, the number plate just stuck on to the vertical part (approx. 10x25cm) and was rigid enough to sit in place. Couldn't see the bracket unless up real close. Magnetic option would work like this too. I think the law now says you only need 11m either side of the first and last character. I run a McL now and just use a sticker plate as do 99% of other owners.

Fezzamania

220 posts

16 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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stevemcs said:
Surely what Lamborghini fit as standard to make it comply to Uk law is all you need ?

It’s about time they clamped down on stupid plates, ones without a plate and those that are now being tinted black
Absolutely why do people particularly boy racers and supercar owners think they are above the law

thebraketester

12,947 posts

119 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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Fezzamania said:
stevemcs said:
Surely what Lamborghini fit as standard to make it comply to Uk law is all you need ?

It’s about time they clamped down on stupid plates, ones without a plate and those that are now being tinted black
Absolutely why do people particularly boy racers and supercar owners think they are above the law
I know why…..

DamanC

133 posts

124 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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The bracket is sold by Lamborghini. Requires drilling into the front bumper IIRC

DamanC

133 posts

124 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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Probably one of these: https://www.scuderiacarparts.com/en-gb/part-finder...

Mines in my frunk, will check PN later.

DamanC

133 posts

124 months

NMNeil

4,435 posts

31 months

Saturday 17th July 2021
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Wacky Racer said:
This.

Number plates are there for a reason.

In Malta the Government actually issue the plate and your car can be crushed if you try to get round the rules.
Same here in the US. The DMV issues the plates.

jdwoodbury

1,334 posts

187 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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Try Fourdot plates, they made a custom legal plate for my LP560 Gallardo that was pre-bent to the bumper contours. They may have something for the Huracan also?

paralla

3,104 posts

116 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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I ran my GT3 for three years with no front plate, I liked how it looked but I had the plate fitted for the first MOT at three years and I feel much happier driving it now I’m not asking to be pulled over.

wickhamaj

55 posts

83 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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Mine came with a a numberplate on it

willy wombat

715 posts

129 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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I just don’t understand why some people are so keen to not have a front number plate. Why give the police a reason to stop you?

Ferruccio

1,792 posts

100 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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willy wombat said:
I just don’t understand why some people are so keen to not have a front number plate. Why give the police a reason to stop you?
Exactly.
They aren’t interested if your vehicle gets stolen, even if it’s fitted with a tracker so they know exactly where it is, but they’re happy to spend ages on something like this, and fine you, if it takes their fancy.

CoolHands

15,860 posts

176 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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He’s asking for a numberplate holder so lay off him!

JonnyWhitters

628 posts

63 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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CoolHands said:
He’s asking for a numberplate holder so lay off him!
Might be more sympathy if the OP was asking for a holder for a car they’d just picked up, rather than asking for a solution after the police had given them a ticket.

It’s not because they want one, it’s because they have to have one and have been pulled up on it.


andrew

9,559 posts

173 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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willy wombat said:
I just don’t understand why some people are so keen to not have a front number plate. Why give the police a reason to stop you?
+100%

stefan1

976 posts

213 months

Sunday 18th July 2021
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I have just fitted the Carbonio bracket to the 812GTS - seems robust and allows one to display a fully legal plate. Good solution I think.