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fitts07

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Euro Tags
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:43:29 AM »
What is everyone's opinion on euro tags? I had one on my 1964 190c. Trying to deciede if i should get another one for my 68 230 and what it should say lol. My 190 said Heckflosse, but the entire word didnt fit lol.

Its what non-car people dont get. They see all cars as just two tons of wires, glass, metal and rubber. That's all they see. People like you or I know, we have an unshakable belief that cars are living entities. You can develop a relationship with a car, and thats just what non-car people don't get.

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Re: Euro Tags
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 06:00:00 AM »
Interesting that you brought this up, as I just started looking for a period correct tag for the front bumper of my 1965 220SEb. I want an oval tag (Zollkennzeichen), which would be correct for a car that was purchased in Germany for export, such as with the European Delivery Program. I was able to research how these tags are configured and as a result have been looking for one with the proper code. The first 3 digits were codes for the respective customs department. Stuttgart-Ost was officially issued 228, 328, 428, 528, 726, 728 and 828 before 1967 and 857-866 from April 01, 1967 onwards. The number after the "Z" was issued 1-199 for motorcycles and 200-9999 for cars. From 1952-1977 the "seal" (Zollsiegel) showed the name of the respective customs department.

You can find the plates on eBay regularly, but finding one with the proper city code has been tough. If the tax stamp is missing there are companies that make facsimiles of the stamps.

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Re: Euro Tags
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 06:57:24 PM »
Interesting that you brought this up, as I just started looking for a period correct tag for the front bumper of my 1965 220SEb. I want an oval tag (Zollkennzeichen), which would be correct for a car that was purchased in Germany for export, such as with the European Delivery Program. I was able to research how these tags are configured and as a result have been looking for one with the proper code. The first 3 digits were codes for the respective customs department. Stuttgart-Ost was officially issued 228, 328, 428, 528, 726, 728 and 828 before 1967 and 857-866 from April 01, 1967 onwards. The number after the "Z" was issued 1-199 for motorcycles and 200-9999 for cars. From 1952-1977 the "seal" (Zollsiegel) showed the name of the respective customs department.

You can find the plates on eBay regularly, but finding one with the proper city code has been tough. If the tax stamp is missing there are companies that make facsimiles of the stamps.




Dan

Somewhere in my huge license plate collection I have a set of oval Zoll plates stamped "Daimler- Benz Stuttgart" that came in my tourist delivery 6.3.
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Re: Euro Tags
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 08:28:18 PM »
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Somewhere in my huge license plate collection I have a set of oval Zoll plates stamped "Daimler- Benz Stuttgart" that came in my tourist delivery 6.3.

 you do not get them anymore when you do a Euro Delivery. :(

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Re: Euro Tags
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »
I ended up getting a late 1960's german tag, its an oval. I think it will look decent once i get it put on.
Its what non-car people dont get. They see all cars as just two tons of wires, glass, metal and rubber. That's all they see. People like you or I know, we have an unshakable belief that cars are living entities. You can develop a relationship with a car, and thats just what non-car people don't get.