Oh man, that is awesome!Just a quick survey - what did you guys do with your license plates and registrations after you got home. Here's what I did (please pardon the picture - museum glass and the frame is gray)
No problems. I left papers in the car, on the steering wheel, front seats, truck which requested plates left on car, vignettes left on windshield, etc. I got it from someone's ED page. Handy to print out a few copies and bring them along for when you drop off the car. Got my car back Friday. One plate was in the trunk, the front was still on. All vignettes were still on the windshield. German registration paperwork in manual package. Even the paperwork to request that things be left in/on car where in the trunk.So no problems getting your plates back to the States? With all the warnings I've read I got the impression I'd be extremely fortunate to get even one of the plates when the car reached the US.
The shipping agent (LogInOut) and the VDC have become familiar with this request by now and in most cases, everything arrives at your dealership more or less untouched. If your dealer doesn't handle a lot of ED clients, they are the weak link you need to worry about. Regardless of any notices you left in the car, don't forget to remind them of your wishes as redelivery day nears. Vignettes in particular can fall victim to the new vehicle prep crew, unless they were forewarned.So no problems getting your plates back to the States? With all the warnings I've read I got the impression I'd be extremely fortunate to get even one of the plates when the car reached the US.