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Authentic German Number Plate Surrounds

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  1. jonnyboy77
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    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
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    Yea man, i like it! Daring to be different!
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    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
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    [Jan 19, 2010]
    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!

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    Jon
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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.
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    [Jan 19, 2010]
    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
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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.
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    [Jan 19, 2010]
    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
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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 ?
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    Hi paul, ill have a set!
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    [Jan 19, 2010]
    As long as they look good!
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    [Jan 20, 2010]
    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
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    Me too... :yes:
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    Where did you guys source your plate surrounds?

    Thanks

    Jon
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    ebay (Audi Sport one's)

    really happy with them :)
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    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.
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    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.
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    [Jan 25, 2010]
    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
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    Im in!!!
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    [Jan 25, 2010]
    me too!
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    [Jan 25, 2010]
    yes please, how much are they by the way and anyone have a pic of some on there a4?
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    [Jan 25, 2010]
    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.
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    [Feb 4, 2010]
    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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    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
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    [Feb 5, 2010]
    What about BACS transfer? Is free. (...they won't accept payment by debit card?)
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    [Feb 5, 2010]
    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

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