Steve Jobs is full of mysteries. From his fruitarian diets, once a week baths and emotional outbursts to his paranoia for a specific hue of a specific color, everything about Jobs is a mystery.
While most of the mysteries around Jobs are resolved or have had some educated guesses, there’s one mystery which was yet to be resolved. Until now.
Steve Jobs car never had a license plate. Was it part of his Reality Distortion Field technique?
How did he do it?
As per TNW article, Jobs used a loophole in the California system. If your car is new, you have up to 6 months to go without actually having a license plate.
Steve (or someone close to him) spotted a loophole in the California vehicle laws. Anyone with a brand new car had a maximum of six months to affix the issued number plate to the vehicle.
So Jobs made an arrangement with the leasing company; he would always change cars during the sixth month of the lease, exchanging one silver Mercedes SL55 AMG for another identical one. At no time would he ever be in a car as old as six months; and thus there was no legal requirement to have the number plates fitted. (Jon Callas)
Which means, Jobs wasn’t driving the same car all his life. It’s the same car type. May be just like his wardrobe of turtleneck black shirt, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers.
What did Jobs simplify with this no-license plate car?
My guess: Remembering the license plate number. You go to the parking lot and pick up the Benz with no license plate on it.