Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
The size of the license plate is by regulation so you might find that the smaller plate would also be illegal.
Maine requires a front plate also. I attach the front plate to the grill with wire ties for the duration of the annual State inspection. After that the plate lives in the trunk. I have yet to be stopped for driving without a front plate. I don't know if Hawaii rigidly enforces the front plate law or not.
Like you, I have concerns about restricting air flow through the radiator. The 308 is not very "front-plate friendly". I have no idea how I would attach it so it would not restrict air flow yet still look halfway decent. I don't plan on worrying about finding a permanent way to attach the front plate until a policeman strongly urges me to.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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