Even the dodgy eBay sellers who don’t ask for docs don’t make “show” plates any more!
Wifey works on reception at CAB one day a week. She had a bloke in who was having housing issues because he had a criminal conviction for making number plates without going through the correct procedure. He was a signmarker and noticed a gap in the market, set up a website and would make any plate with any spacing for anyone.
He didn't go to prison but was fined under the proceeds of crime legislation.
Wife said his life seemed pretty ducked up