The story behind Steve Jobs’ Mercedes-Benz without a license plate!

Steve Jobs' Mercedes-Benz SL55-AMG

Steve Jobs, who passed away earlier this month, was a man that loved to live by his rules. Despite his innovative creations at Apple, Jobs liked to leave certain things in his life the way they were – such as his famous black turtleneck, jeans and New Balance sneakers. Apparently, the same went for Jobs’ ride.

Steve JobsJobs became well known for being seen driving a silver Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG with no license plates. Rumour had it that Jobs didn’t care about paying the fines or had obtained a special permit to drive without displaying a number. But that’s not the case.

A former Apple executive told that Jobs found a loophole in California vehicle law to legally drive without license plates. What loophole? In California, an owner of a vehicle is exempt from displaying a plate during the first six months of ownership.

Jobs struck a deal with a leasing agency and dealer that would allow him to trade in his silver Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG before the deadline, ensuring he wouldn’t break the law. Every 6 months, Jobs would receive an identical new silver SL55 sports car.

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