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Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

$93.00

Clever design, sturdy construction, simply the best no-holes mount on the market

  • Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper
  • Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors
  • Quick release design for easy removal
  • Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA

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Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper

The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. 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.

Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors

We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.

Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA

The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs 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). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.

Quick Release Feature

This updated version of the Platypus has a key-hole feature in the backplate that makes it very easy to remove without having to take your license plate off. Use the included low profile wrench to slightly loosen the bolt that attaches the backplate, then slide the backplate off of the stud. The plate is balanced to ensure that even if it were to come loose accidentally, it would still hang on the stud so that your plate does not fall off.

There's a Design for nearly every Volkswagen Vehicle

We make a specific kit for almost every car VW makes. If your car is on the list then you can be sure that we have worked with the local vehicles to test the fit. If you don't see your specific model, let us know and we would be happy to see if we can find a solution for you.

*While being one of our best selling models, the Mk7 Golf kit is trickier to get installed properly if you have parking sensors. The angle of the back plate needs to be adjusted so that it does not interfere with the sensors. If you need help, just send us an email.

*On the Mk 5 Golf, the towing eye receiver is hidden behind the fog light cover. We have a mount that will fit, but clean installation is a bit more involved. Shoot us an email for details.

  • VW New Beetle (1998-2011)
  • VW Beetle (2012+)
  • VW CC (2012+)
  • VW Eos (2007-2014)
  • VW Golf / GTI / R32 MK4 (1998-2005)
  • VW Golf MK6 (2010-2014)
  • VW GTI / Golf R MK6 (2010-2014)
  • VW Golf / GTI / TSI / TDI / R MK7 (2015+)
  • VW Jetta Mk4 (1999-2006)
  • VW Jetta Mk6 (2011-2014)
  • VW Jetta Mk6 (2015+)
  • VW Jetta GLI Mk6 (2011-2015)
  • VW Jetta GLI Mk6 (2016+)
  • VW Sportwagen Mk4 (2001-2005)
  • VW Sportwagen Mk6 (2011-2014)
  • VW Sportwagen Mk7 (2015+)
  • VW Phaeton (2004-2006)
  • VW Tiguan (2008-2011)
  • VW Tiguan (2012+)
  • VW Touareg (2011+)
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The Platypus No-Drill License Plate Mount: Easy Install https://www.cravenspeed.com/mini-platypus-pro-series-license-plate-mount/ Due to it's clever design and sturdy construction, our no drill license plate mount is easily the best value on the market today. Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper. Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors. Quick release capabilities. Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA. video by Design By Goats

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  1. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Well Made - Needed Some Finessing 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Sep 2017

    Hands down a quality product and super easy to install. Due to front parking sensors it took a few minutes of finessing the mounting to prevent the sensors from 'seeing the plate'. All in all very satisfied with the plate mount.

  2. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Cool way to enhance your cars look without drilling on the bumper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Aug 2017

    This is a great product and easy to install. Takes all of 15 minutes if you have the right tools. Once on your car, it looks awesome

  3. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Great plate mount 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jul 2017

    Installation was simple and looks great on my mk6 gti

  4. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Mount works great! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2017

    These mounts worked great for us on both a Tiguan and a Jetta. The only negative is that the online instructions are much better than the included printed ones; other than that, no complaints!

  5. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Almost perfect 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jul 2017

    The build quality is excellent. The installation was a breeze. Just one problem. It covered my front bumper sensor. I have five of them on my 2017 alltrack. I fixed the issue by bending a curve in the plate mount. So, really no problem. Just wish I would have known.

  6. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Great product and service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2017

    The quality of the whole mount is great! The service was amazing, they were patient with me finding the right size bolt for my '07 VW Rabbit. They were quick to respond to my emails and questions. Took time to find the right one (maybe it was my cars fault?) but really excellent service!

    I will certainly be shopping with them again for more items.

    Couldn't be happier

  7. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Platypus 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2017

    Very nice. The product is designed and manufactured beautifully and the installation is a snap.

  8. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Love it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2017

    Love it on my mk6 and it doesn't look cheaply made ether

  9. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Great Product and Service, 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Mar 2017

    Installation is straightforward and sturdy. Needed alternate stud and bec bolts and customer service was terrific. Buy with confidence!

  10. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Platypus a must for VW! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Feb 2017

    '16 New Beetle Vert - Easy, quick, to the point and now the car is legal in MD. I wish VW didn't do away with the tow hook on the '16 Passat as I'd have one on that car as well!

    Great Job!
    Shoup / H2Oi.com

  11. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2017

    I ordered this for my brother in law cause I had ordered one a few years ago. This one is much better than the one I had ordered. I love the upgrade to this plate vs the one I have.

  12. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    No hole plate mount 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Feb 2017

    Very pleased with this mount for my MK7 Golf R. Works great with dap and park assistance. No issues at all. And looks awesome on the car as well. Helps keep that clean look.

  13. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Product Review Update 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2017

    At first, I had some troubles getting my platypus license plate for my VW Tiguan 2016 mount on properly (it would start twisting around when I angled it so that it would not be touching my bumper). However the customer support was extremely helpful and it seems to be staying in place now. Thanks!

    It's a bit difficult getting the wrench to fit between the plate and the bit so its hard to tighten, may have to touch it up here and there.

  14. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Eazy Peezy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Dec 2016

    Plate mount was easy to install. Looks great and I didn't have to drill into my new bumper.

  15. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Finally! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Nov 2016

    I spent months of searching for a way to attach my license plate to may car without damaging it. I bought a few different tow hitch kits from other companies, but none would fit my car (due to volkswagen's counterclockwise threading). This fits perfect and I can finally stop getting pulled over for having my license plate in my front window!

  16. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Great product and superb customer service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2016

    Just ordered this for my wife's car. I accidentally ordered the wrong kit (I'm smart). I emailed them to ask and they sent the correct piece that I needed along with a return shipping label. Amazing service.

    The mount itself is well-constructed and looks great. I like that it uses allen bolts for the plate instead of regular Phillips screws. I would definitely purchase this again.

  17. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Perfect Fit..AWESOME Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2016

    Moved from NC to MA... No front license plate in NC, nor are there holes in my Beetle for one..
    All I can say, is that IF a 63 yr old woman can do it,
    ya'll CAN.. Piece of Cake..

    Can't thank you guys enough for finding this product.. Keep up the great work..

  18. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Perfect Fit, Great Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Mar 2016

    Moving from a no-front-plate state to a front-plate state, I wanted to keep my front bumper "hole-less"
    The Platypus does exactly that with no issues and no hassles. Easily installed (not as gracefully as the mini-cooper instructional video) but got it done in about 5 minutes and am now legal
    Thanks for the great product.

  19. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Perfect Fit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Feb 2016

    I had to add a front license plate, and didn't want to go through the bumper of my leased Touareg. This offered the best solution, and is fastened / fits so perfectly - I know it's not going anywhere! Great product, and wonderful customer service.

  20. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Fast shipping and great product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Nov 2015

    The shipping was very fast and the Platypus works great and no holes in your car's bumper!!

  21. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    The best solution for a required front plate without drilling holes in your bumper 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2015

    - Item is great quality and arrived as it appears on the website
    - Extension post tightens nicely in the tow hook hole

    4 Stars due to very minor issues:
    - The extension post was a bit short for my Tiguan, but easily fixed with a slight additional bend on the plate bracket where it attaches
    - I added a tooth lock washer to the bolt that holds the bracket to the extension post for additional holding power

  22. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    2 different cars, 2 levels of satisfaction 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Oct 2015

    I own a 2013 GTI and a 2015 Sportwagen and ordered for each car.

    Both plate holders look uniquely awesome and I was very grateful not to have holes drilled into the Sportwagens bumper. The set comes with a solid tow hook mount and strong plate bracket with plate screws.

    The Sportwagen went on beuatifully, looks good and was super easy to install.

    The GTI had an issue though. The screw direction on the GTI is reversed from the plate-to-bracket mount. So when the mount is tightened down and you try to tighten down the plate bracket it un-does the torque on the mount. The fit is so nicely snug between the basket and the car that without marring the paint, you can't get a wrench in there to hold the mount while you tighten the bracket.

    I put a lot of pac thread tape on to hold it in place but I still had to be gentle with tightening the plate bracket to the mount. Now I have to check it every few weeks to make sure it's tight still.

    Looks damn good though!

  23. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Perfect fit and a great product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Oct 2015

    Perfect fit, close to the bumper as could be and looking good. So glad I was able to save my bumper by finding this!

  24. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Simple, Clever and Easy to Install 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2015

    The Platypus is a clever solution for cars (like mine) that have gone from a no-plate to a plate-required jurisdiction.

    The OEM bumper mounted kit was long-gone. Screwing the plate directly onto that smooth bumper made me cringe. The Platypus uses the front tow-hook mount, a very innovative solution.

    All parts are very robust and heavy metal...no cheap plastic stuff. This is a mount that's made to last.

    Two thumbs up!

  25. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Staying Legal in Idaho 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2015

    I needed a front license plate mount for my '09 Beetle and didn't want to drill the bumper. The Platypus is well designed, stout, easy to install, and solved my problem!

  26. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Works as described 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2015

    we purchased this for a 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. It works as described. I wish it came with a split washer for a little more security but it hasn't loosened up in a few days of driving. It was easy to install and only took a few minutes.

  27. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Quality parts, quality service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2015

    Due to several threads I browsed through for a proper fitting license plate tow hook bracket, I decided to give Cravenspeed's product a shot.

    Quality of parts is second to none. As the term goes, "you get what you pay for" is obvious in this case.

    However, VW didn't make it so obvious that the bolt screws in COUNTER CLOCKWISE.

    That's where their superior customer service came into play: quick and efficient - they confirmed that the part was correct for my vehicle and also advised me to try rotating the bolt in the other direction (why oh why VW).

  28. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Perfect, with adjustments 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Apr 2015

    Installation was simple on my 2015 Golf R.
    However, the mount was setting off the right outer parking sensor. I bent the mount out and it started to set off the right inner sensor. I decreased the bend to what I hope is now a happy medium. So far, so good. The sensors have been quiet for 1 day of driving.

  29. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Well crafted 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Apr 2015

    Very sturdy product. I bought the 2011 VW Jetta Wagon series for my 2010 VW Jetta wagon and it fit perfectly. Easy to install but you will need two wrenches because the anchor base screws in counterclockwise & the bolt holding the back plate screws in clockwise so hold one in place while tightening down the other.

  30. Volkswagen Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Perfect Solution 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2015

    Just moved to San Diego, CA and got pulled over about 4 times within a month about attaching my front plates. The platypus mount attached without any drilling and true to description. Mount sits slightly away from the bumper to keep from getting scratched whenever I decide to take off the front plates.

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