While preparing my car for concours driven competition, should I continue to use my well-worn original door data plate, or get a new one re-stamped? My car is a HiPo convertible and the original plate is a valuable item for proof of authenticity. How do judges view a not so perfect data plate?
I wouldn't deduct for an original, but if it was corroded bad and maybe had lots of paint overspray, I might mention it on the judging sheet. It'd have to be in pretty bad shape and illegible to get a deduction.