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Old 20th October 2010, 10:50   #1
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Smile MG Rover Group number plates

I am thinking of getting a ZT and have a private plate to transfer onto the potential new car. So I'll need a new plate for the front and an oval one for the rear. As I am fussy, I would like it to have the MG ROVER GROUP LTD text and the Viking/Octagon logos as fitted to press cars and those direct from MG Rover.

So does anyone know of a company that will do a plate like this? I have heard that recent legislation has outlawed logos from plates but I am sure that a 'show' plate in the standard font will go unnoticed.
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Old 20th October 2010, 11:04   #2
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I am thinking of getting a ZT and have a private plate to transfer onto the potential new car. So I'll need a new plate for the front and an oval one for the rear. As I am fussy, I would like it to have the MG ROVER GROUP LTD text and the Viking/Octagon logos as fitted to press cars and those direct from MG Rover.

So does anyone know of a company that will do a plate like this? I have heard that recent legislation has outlawed logos from plates but I am sure that a 'show' plate in the standard font will go unnoticed.

I've been trying to get the same thing made up but haven't had any luck as yet.


Hang on I will just get a pic...
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I am thinking of getting a ZT and have a private plate to transfer onto the potential new car. So I'll need a new plate for the front and an oval one for the rear. As I am fussy, I would like it to have the MG ROVER GROUP LTD text and the Viking/Octagon logos as fitted to press cars and those direct from MG Rover.

So does anyone know of a company that will do a plate like this? I have heard that recent legislation has outlawed logos from plates but I am sure that a 'show' plate in the standard font will go unnoticed.

I've been trying to get the same thing made up but haven't had any luck as yet.

This is what you and I are after isn't it?
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Old 20th October 2010, 11:39   #4
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have you tried here

http://www.no1showplates.co.uk/index_new.php
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I think you will have an issue getting number plates like these made as the legislation is very clear as to what you can display on a plate.

You could get around it by having "Show Plates" made but these wouldnt come with the BS number on them.

Whether or no you would get picked up for it on a mot is another matter (can see the Police pulling you as long as the spacing / font is correct)
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Send an e-mail to Gill @ Designaplate with exactly what you want, nothing was too much trouble for them.

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Old 20th October 2010, 19:40   #7
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I think you will have an issue getting number plates like these made as the legislation is very clear as to what you can display on a plate.

You could get around it by having "Show Plates" made but these wouldnt come with the BS number on them.

Whether or no you would get picked up for it on a mot is another matter (can see the Police pulling you as long as the spacing / font is correct)
I did this for my Rover 200 as fancyplates.com have the 'ROVER' script in the correct 1990s font in their dropdown list. They are show plates in theory but are the standard UK font and have no BS number - but it is a 1995 model so it is possible that the plates are original and hence would not have them.

Do you think MOT testers are more vigilant for the BS number on post-2001 cars? They were obviously legal at some point because the press cars had them - the 'no logo' rule is very recent.
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Do you think MOT testers are more vigilant for the BS number on post-2001 cars? They were obviously legal at some point because the press cars had them - the 'no logo' rule is very recent.
I shouldnt think so ,my guess they give it a glance to make sure its not damaged etc but ive not seen one looking for the BS mark.

But there are always some that are more efficient than others
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I've been trying to get the same thing made up but haven't had any luck as yet.

This is what you and I are after isn't it?
That postcode - is it B31 2TB?
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That postcode - is it B31 2TB?
It sure is. That's the best picture I have sadly.
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