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Old Dec 3rd 2017, 5:49 pm   #16
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A French guy near me owns a beautiful red Mustang. He spends a lot of time polishing it (or do they call it "detailing" ) but I very rarely see him drive it out of his gates, I suspect he only uses it on car rallies. It has US plates so I don't know whether that means it's still registered in the US or whether the plates are just for show and either he has French plates but he thinks they spoil the look, or whether in fact it's registered nowhere. I've never spoken to the owner, I would like to because I have a soft spot for Yank cars but he doesn't make eye contact even though we've lived within a few streets of each other for years. He wears a cowboy hat and everybody says he is "un original".
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A car with a carte grise de collection (ie over 30 years old) is allowed to have a retro-style number plate which I think some people abuse somewhat by using a plate in the retro-style of another country. The number, however, should be a valid French registration number.
Yup you can get a French Registration number on a American number plate here so ET look at the numbering format.

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Makes sense, must look more closely next time I see it. Presumably US reg nos are a different format from French? For sure it doesn't have the department number as a suffix, I would have twigged that. I have a notion the plates say Florida on them but could be wrong on that.
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Makes sense, must look more closely next time I see it. Presumably US reg nos are a different format from French? For sure it doesn't have the department number as a suffix, I would have twigged that. I have a notion the plates say Florida on them but could be wrong on that.
Now with the exception of the older pre EU style plates there is absolutely no need for the department number to be on the plate.

Which is why you see so many with 2A Corse on them.

You can have any emblem stuck on the plaque now depending on what ones the shop has in stock.
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Tournefeuille - best bet but pricey. Depends on how close to the city you want - maybe Plaisance du Touch will be slighter cheaper and it's really all blended into one.

?Sept deniers? Close to the stadium and mostly small houses so pool might be a problem.


Blagnac's ok, parts of Colomiers. Pibrac is pretty but perhaps futher out than you wanted?

Pujuadran? either side of the the N124?

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Are you getting relocation assistance?

if you are brave enough -there's an FB English speaking group full of airbus wives which I have linked to in past posts.

for budget - look on leboncoin.fr for ads. Everyone posts properties there, even the agents.

Thanks very much for the info, really helpful. Will have a look at leboncoin.fr for ads. We don't have relocation assistance but are looking at that at the moment - it's becoming clear that this is a MUCH larger task than we anticipated. Would love to join the FB group, only problem is the OH is a Pilot so technically not an "Airbus wife" as such.
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Thanks very much for the info, really helpful. Will have a look at leboncoin.fr for ads. We don't have relocation assistance but are looking at that at the moment - it's becoming clear that this is a MUCH larger task than we anticipated. Would love to join the FB group, only problem is the OH is a Pilot so technically not an "Airbus wife" as such.
You don't need to be an airbus wife! There are lots in that area though and they will be a great help to you.
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