Those plates look great Brooksy. Has a real touch of classic about them.
Not referring so much to these plates as it would be quite confounding as to why any auto readers won't pick these up - but just a word of caution to any of you who think the personalised plates with incorrect font / spacing is cool.
This isn't me laying down the law in front of any you. This is more a personal situation that I found myself in where I would never consider doing this.
I was staring at a £15,000 black hole in debt in 2009 and thankfully, the fact that I had correct sized/spaced font on my plates, I was advised that this was saving grace that I got my car back. I sold a car to a scammer who paid me with rogue credit card and bankers draft cheque. the credit card was used to settle the finance outstanding on the motor direct and I received clearance from the finance company that the outstanding balance had cleared. I let the car go and then was warned that all the proceeds received were fraudulent.
I tell you what - that is a day that would never like to re-live!!!
Yes, we can all laugh at the plod stating that the speed cameras don't pick up the "illegal" plate and therefore, people getaway with murder on the streets. It's that thinly veiled threat that if you don't comply with the law with number plates, you might not comply with the law on other road usage items.
But since 2009, I never looked at it that way. I look at it as some form of self preservation that my car will be picked up by ANPR, hopefully, and the tea leaves caught, before destruction/disappearance sets upon my motor. That is what happened in 2009 - the ANPR picked up the stolen motor on the M1 and how thankful am I for that. For me, that would be far more significant than evading / trying to evade speed cameras or other road usage forms of ANPR that some plod would tell me why I shouldn't have these plates.
As said, I am not preaching to anyone here. All I am doing is stating that self preservation of our Capri's is paramount, I am sure. If after being stolen (and given the price of these as classics today, there is always that threat with us), there is this slim hope that your car would return to you before it disappears / damage is done, down to the plates, I am sure you all would take that.
As for what the ANPR can read / can't read, I have no idea. So I make the assumption that the system is rubbish and anything that doesn't conform to what a plate should look like might have an issue. That is an assumption because I am not arrogant enough to say I know what data can be collected.