FIAT 500 License Plate Mount - Platypus - V1
A great way to attach a license plate to your FIAT 500
The Platypus is a front license plate bracket that is made in the USA to exacting specifications. It is one of the best FIAT 500 accessories for keeping your license plate holder legal with no drilling required.
This is Version (V1) is designed for the Non ABARTH (Easy/ Pop/ Lounge/ Sport) Models that were manufactured prior to 2018. If you have an ABARTH Model or a 500 that is manufactured from 2018 \(same front bumper as the ABARTH) this bracket will not fit. Please check out our other listing for a version (v2) that will fit the ABARTH and all 500 models from 2018 on.
In many states, you need a front plate on your FIAT, but that does does not mean you have to drill it in permanently. The Platypus is designed to fit the existing port on the front bumper of the 500 for model years years from 2012 to 2019. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.
We believe that touchless is the only kind of automatic car wash anyone should subject their FIAT’s paint job to. If you absolutely need to use a rag car wash, then the Platypus should be removed to avoid getting caught up in the machine. We have planned for this. Using the included stainless steel flat wrench you can loosen the bolt a quarter turn and then slide the plate off before the wash. This takes less than a minute. Although we have never had a plate backing come loose accidentally, each plate backing is balanced such that if it did the plate would hang and not fall off.
Exact Fit for Your FIAT
This is not a one size fits all system. After a decade of experience fitting hundreds of models and trim levels this is our exact fit front plate bracket for a 2012-2019 FIAT 500. The Platypus is exceptionally stable because we do not build in the adjustability that more universal kits require.
The placement of this Platypus kit will avoid triggering the PDC sensors on your FIAT. At most, you will need to manually adjust the angle of the plate once installed to ensure the whole plate is out of the sensors view.
The black powder-coated mounting plate is the full size of your license plate and includes stainless steel button head screws that look excellent.
The stud portion is machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make the studs at the high end of the receivers tolerance, that way the stud fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does).