Specialist in stamping Data Plates




We stamp metal data plates for a wide range of applications. Most of our work is in the marking of automotive chassis and VIN plates, however we can also stamp many other types of data plates such as warranty plates, patent plates, property identification tags, etc.

The method of stamping that we employ is reverse stamping, or embossing. Embossed characters protrude from the data plate, like letters and numbers on a credit card.

The embossing tools that we use exactly replicate the original character style as used by Austin-Morris and Ford in the 1960s and 1970s.
Below are a few samples of car data plates embossed by us.

MG MGB GT chassis plate chassis plate for a 1972 MG MGB GT
Ford Capri VIN plate VIN plate for a 1970 Ford Capri 3000GT
Ford Escort build plate build plate for a 1971 Ford Escort 1300XL

Further samples can be viewed in the Gallery

For a quote please email or write with an exact description of your embossing requirements.

You will need to provide us with the following:

  1. a blank data plate to be stamped*
  2. either the original data plate showing exactly what you want stamped and where it is to be stamped on the plate, or a drawing of the data plate with the information printed exactly as you want us to emboss it on the blank data plate
  3. in cases where a chassis or VIN plate is to be stamped, the plate will only be supplied following receipt of a copy of your log book/registration document with your name and address proving you are the legal owner. If you send the original plate along with the blank, and just want it reproduced exactly as originally stamped, because of deterioration of the original tag, etc, there will be no need to send any other proof of ownership
* We can supply a blank non-printed plate if you don't have one.

Please send enquiries by post or email

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Classic Plates                        ( Proprietor: Simon Myers )
PO Box 672
Middlesex HA5 9LT
United Kingdom