How Steve Jobs Drove Without License Plates

He found a loophole and drove new leased cars

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 27, 2011 2:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – One of Steve Jobs' quirks was that he always a drove a car without license plates. But just how did he get away with it? The surprisingly simple answer, from Gizmodo via iTWire: California law allows you to drive a new car for six months without plates. So every sixth month, Jobs would turn in his silver Mercedes-Benz and lease a brand-new one of the same model. "It's a hilariously logical rich man way of thinking to sidestep the law," writes Gizmodo's Casey Chan.

Steve Jobs in a 2008 file photo.
Steve Jobs in a 2008 file photo.   (Getty Images)
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