Why Steve Jobs' SL 55 AMG Never Had a License Plate

Sadly, the Apple founder and the man we have to thank for the mobile devices we install our apps to died before we could ask him ourselves. But the mystery as to why his silver Mercedes SL 55 AMG never had a license plate has finally been clarified, as one person familiar with the subject decided to speak out.
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The rumors according to which he paid fines on a regular basis, or had a special permit from the state of California to allow his car to be plateless all proved to be false. Jon Callas, who is CTO of Entrust and former Apple employee, Jobs actually found a loophole to exploit.

In an interview with ITWire, Callas revealed that the CEO used to switch his car every six month, as California laws stated that he wasn’t obliged to put a number plate on a new vehicle for that period of time. It’s interesting to think that Jobs switched his SL 55 AMG for the exact same one in the same color and sporting the same interior.

Editor’s note: All those SL should be worth something on eBay right now, shouldn’t they?!
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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