Originally Posted by codprawn
An ex girlfriend brought her car back from spain on spanish plates - drove around for years without even a speeding ticket!!!
Yeah, back in 1998 a house-mate of mine went to Germany for a year as a student and brought back a Golf on German plates. We lived in Tower Hamlets East London at the time, a real hard-left council with a true hatred of motorists, and it was great - we drove it around and parked anywhere and could literally throw all the parking tickets away.
It got towed once, but because of council incompetence (they'd painted double lines over a legit parking space), we got the car back for free.
Of course, what you really want is diplomatic plates. Another mate of mine, who lives in Madrid, has just bought a new 325 Coupe tax free through his Dad at the Spanish Embassy in London and has driven it back to Madrid with diplomatic plates on it. no parking tickets in the whole of Europe!