Traffic officers acknowledged the admirable (but mistaken) effort that went into a driver employing a strange trick to attempt to avoid paying for proper insurance.
On January 23 spokesperson for OPU (Operational Patrol Unit) Warwickshire wrote: "The driver of this fine automobile has attempted to avoid proper insurance premiums."
The car, apparently, had insurance in the Republic of Ireland - but officers discovered that the car's numberplates were a 'guise to hide its status'.
OPU Warwickshire added: "Its new status is seized by police in a recovery yard.
"Effort admirable but mistaken."
The statement concludes: "Stay insured."