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    License plate frame Competition Motors or Vasek Polak

    I´m looking for the following license plate frames:

    Competition Motors Culver City
    Competition Motors Hollywood
    Competition Motors North Hollywood
    Vasek Polak Manhattan Beach
    Vasek Polak Hermosa Beach

    Kind regards

    Anke
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    Thank you Tom!

    So the first is found.

    Any idea where to find the plate frame of Competition Motors Culver City?

    Kind regards

    Anke
    356 A 58 silver
    302485 light ivory
    500248 Softwindow light ivory
    500441 Softwindow S light ivory
    2.2 S Targa geminiblue
    2.4 T Targa black
    2.4 S Targa vipergreen
    BMW R69S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Michelsen View Post
    That's a reproduction being passed off as original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by softwindow View Post
    I´m looking for the following license plate frames:

    Competition Motors Culver City
    Competition Motors Hollywood
    Competition Motors North Hollywood
    Vasek Polak Manhattan Beach
    Vasek Polak Hermosa Beach

    Kind regards

    Anke
    Anke, If you can find an original of any one of those frames for under $1000 I'd recommend buying it. They're highly sought after and often faked. Do yourself a favor and look at originals and know the differences before you spend the money. If you're ok with reproductions then you should have no problems finding one reasonably priced.

    p.s. LivefromNY is correct. There was a later run done by the dealership of these frames but the frame in the ebay ad is not from the '80s or before.
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    Very nice, authentic VP Hermosa frames, the later (although not the latest) black/white variety, can be had here in the States in the $400-$500 range. Earlier chrome VP Hermosa frames are a bit more. Even earlier VP Manhattan frames (they're all chrome) are more and, indeed, some varieties fetch north of $1k.

    I've been collecting VP frames since the the 1980's when I used to catch a bus in front of the dealership to get to get to my college classes so I can attest that the fakes are out there (but easy to spot if you know what you're looking for).

    I'm not as helpful on the Competition frames other than to tell you that I rarely see them anymore.
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    Vasek Polak in Manhattan Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFromNY View Post
    . . . earlier VP Manhattan frames (they're all chrome) . . .
    I disagree . . .
    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...ml#post6301182

    Among the earliest versions of the VP frame are the red-on-whites. Only seen a handful of these --- which, from their top rockers, would date back to VP's original location in Manhattan Beach . . . = produced/issued before '67?


    Anyway, IMO --- this version would prolly be more appropriate as a 356 bit . . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRanger View Post
    I disagree . . .
    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...ml#post6301182

    Among the earliest versions of the VP frame are the red-on-whites. Only seen a handful of these --- which, from their top rockers, would date back to VP's original location in Manhattan Beach . . . = produced/issued before '67?
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    Disagree with what? Every authentic MB frame is chrome. Including the ones in that link.

    V1 MB frames are chrome with black paint/chrome letters and "linen" corners.
    V2 MB frames are chrome with white paint/red letters and "linen" corners"
    V3 MB frames are chrome with white paint/red letters and "woven" corners.
    V4 MB frames are chrome with black paint/chrome letters and "woven" corners.

    There are some sub-varieties with these varieties but this is a good place to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFromNY View Post
    . . . Disagree with what? Every authentic MB frame is chrome. Including the ones in that link . . .
    Sorry-sorry --- but your comments @post #6 didn't mention anything about paint . . . hence, etc

    Thank you for the clarification





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    LongRanger has a "pretty good" collection of frames. His knowledge of them is also quite extensive.

    He happened to pull this out of his bag of tricks a few years ago. It's the dealer that sold my car new. Long gone and before
    Audi ever showed up.

    Thanks again, Rick.
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