Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
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For the full-width European tag, you're going to have to do some custom adaptation to get it to fit. I pondered this when I brought my US spec SL to Germany from Tennessee and wanted to put the "native" style USAREUR tags on it. Bottom line, the US-style bumper wouldn't accommodate the license plate frame because of the rubber strip, and I wasn't interested in making any permanent cosmetic changes just to sport a Euro tag for a few years. The US-required turn signals also force the fog lights closer together on "our" SL, leaving little room for a wide plate to fit between them.
Compare the front views of a German vs. American SL.
Instead, I opted for the smaller, rectangular tag that Germans put on the American cars they sometimes own, per the bottom pic.
Sterling Heights, MI
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