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Authentic German Number Plate Surrounds

jonnyboy77 Jan 18, 2010

  1. jonnyboy77

    jonnyboy77 New Member

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    I'm new to owning an Audi, and this may be a trend that died out in the last decade ... but I have always liked the German Dealer Number Plate Surrounds that you see on German cars, especially VWs or Audis.

    I have been trawling the internet all afternoon to find a source of authentic plate surrounds, but I have so far found nothing that seems to be terribly authentic/genuine ...

    I found these on eBay:

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    and this from a site called: http://www.platemyride.com

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    I'm not thrilled with any of those options, and I really would prefer something authentic, but not sure if my only option is to call up a German Dealer and ask them nicely if they'll sell me a set? I have no desire to make any drastic changes to my car, just want a tiny taste of the Euro look!

    I did a few searches on here and turned nothing up ... anyone got any friendly tips?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  2. TorqueTerrorist

    TorqueTerrorist www.sprayplan.co.uk

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    Yea man, i like it! Daring to be different!
     
  3. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    Me too.I have them but with 'listers audi' on.Id like a genuine german pair (oo eerr) with the white background.would suit my phantom
     
  4. jonnyboy77

    jonnyboy77 New Member

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    I think a pair of authentic German dealer surrounds would be my preference, just not sure how to go about it or indeed what they might/should cost!

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  5. tku

    tku Member

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    Well when you find out let us all know! I kinda like the idea. I have seen them on beemers with the m power surrounds, looks pretty cool.
     
  6. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    Well 'nummernschild' is numberplate, einfassung is side/surround and halterung is mounting plate.Ive searched on ebay.de and it would appear that there are none for sale
     
  7. tku

    tku Member

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    Now that's what I call effort! Where do people get those m power ones for their bmws? Maybe try find sites that do them.
     
  8. jonnyboy77

    jonnyboy77 New Member

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    Kennzeichen-Halters appears to be the German word for Number Plate Holder. I am pursuing a number of authentic leads in Germany to see if can source some directly from a German Audi Dealer! I imagine a lot of people are simply raising their eye brows at this, but it has become something of a personal crusade now!

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  9. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    I maybe able to get them! Leave it with me and I'll ask my contact in Germany..


    How many pairs are we looking at ?
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  10. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    Hi paul, ill have a set!
     
  11. tku

    tku Member

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    Me too!!
     
  12. tku

    tku Member

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    As long as they look good!
     
  13. danotto

    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    i have a pair of the top surrounds and they do look the nuts especially if you have s line badges etc brings out the red a bit more,i love em
     
  14. Dan76

    Dan76 Lurker

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    Me too... :yes:
     
  15. jonnyboy77

    jonnyboy77 New Member

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    Where did you guys source your plate surrounds?

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  16. Dan76

    Dan76 Lurker

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    ebay (Audi Sport one's)

    really happy with them :)
     
  17. nickf

    nickf New Member

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    I has a set of surrounds with german style plates on my last car, an e36 M3 evo. Bought the surrounds from ebay, there seems to be loads for BM's on there. Thinking about getting german plates again for my avant.

    Would be interested in surrounds if they were the right price, mines got uk dealer surrounds at the mo.
     
  18. tku

    tku Member

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    Yeah we all have those dealer surrounds at the moment! Look pants! Hopefully someone will source the proper german ones for Audi cars otherwise it looks like I'm gonna have to stick an M power one on lol.
     
  19. jonnyboy77

    jonnyboy77 New Member

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    I should have a set of these soon:

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    If it all works out I will see if I can get more via the same contact.

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  20. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    Im in!!!
     
  21. pdt

    pdt New Member VCDS Map User

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    me too!
     
  22. Dazmo

    Dazmo Active Member

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    yes please, how much are they by the way and anyone have a pic of some on there a4?
     
  23. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    Can anyone tell me if they have a set that fit in the front number plate recess? I've tried to fit in a few and they are too big, only the plate will fit on its own.
     
  24. tku

    tku Member

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    Im in!!!
     
  25. acprc

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    These are the ones I have on my A4. Coupled with metal German style plates. Came from Ebay UK from Germany.

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  26. jonnyboy77

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    ok my plan fell at the last hurdle ... the Audi parts guy in Germany insisted on a direct bank transfer to cover shipping costs and the banks charge about £10 for this ... so it made it too expensive. I am trying to convince the guy to open a paypal account to make it easier, but no luck so far ...

    The ebay one shown above looks good, the plate too - although I wonder how legal the plate is??

    I'm still trying!

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  27. S3Matt

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    What about BACS transfer? Is free. (...they won't accept payment by debit card?)
     
  28. acprc

    acprc Member

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    Cost me about £14 from Ebay. The plates came from Ebay as well. I have had them on for about 7 months and also had a traffic car sat behind me and they said nothing. At a distance they look like normal plates. They are genuine surrounds from Germany, plenty on Ebay for Audi's at good prices. I think mine came from this guy...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-Merce...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item5d27df2398

    Adam

    Thanks

    Jon[/QUOTE]
     
  29. MattS5

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    I ran german style plates for 3 years, but got pulled around 6 months ago and fined £30.
    I realised that if it had been a normal Fri morning where I may have had a couple of pints the night before, then the cost may have been a lot higher. (i.e a possible breath test and whilst i'd never drive over the limit intentionally, you never know for sure how much beer you may have left in you after a sesnible drinking session of 4-5 pints)
    It was then I decided i'd prefer to not draw any further undue attention to myself.

    (it was funny thing driving back from the Ring a couple of years ago and stopping at the ferry port to be greeted by the french customs with a Guten Targ, so they certainly looked the business)


    I miss the look of them though, but then I dont miss all my staunch patriotic mates asking me why the hell I had D plates on my car!
     
  30. acprc

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    Hi,

    Thats why mine have the GB and not the D with the tax stickers in the middle, they don't quite stand out as much.
     
  31. jonnyboy77

    jonnyboy77 New Member

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    I guess if they meet these requirements http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/PersonalisedRegAndNumberPlates/DG_181503 then its ok, as it doesn't specify font/style etc just the spacing/size:

    No luck with the surrounds at the moment, the guy in Germany is struggling to understand why an extra £10 just to do an international bank transfer makes me unhappy!

    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    How does the front plate sit? Do you have a picture?
     

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