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Who doesn’t love a good mystery? And here’s one that will have you scratching your head – why did Steve Jobs drive a silver 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG without a license plate?
With the passing of the Apple legend last week, lots of interesting facts, info and tidbits are coming to light. And one happens to be that Jobs drove this plateless car for four years without ever getting a ticket.
There are a few theories floating about regarding why Jobs didn’t drive with a license plate, but none have ever been conclusive. As to why he never got a ticket, a search of Carfax on Jobs’ SL55 AMG found that he purchased it new in 2006 and he only put 21,800 miles on it. It looked like Jobs played the odds and won – since he only drove 5,500 miles per year (the U.S. average is 12,000 miles), it lowered his odds of getting ticketed.
What do you think? Why did Jobs decide not to drive with plates? Or why did he never get ticketed? Post your conspiracy theories in the comments section below.