I live in a state where a front license plate isn't required. The front license plate bracket on my Regal is driving me crazy. I've thought about drilling out the rivets holding the bracket on, but the thought of making the holes in the bumper any bigger scares me..
Has anyone removed theirs or one from another car?
Welcome to the forum.
In regards to removing the front license plate bracket, I would ask your selling dealer if they would be willing to remove the bracket... carefully, of course. I too would be afraid of damaging the front bumper. If they damage the bumper, they have to fix it!
All kidding aside, their technicians or lot techs should be able to do this quite easily. In regards to the existing holes from that front license plate bracket, there are products out there designed specifically for covering/plugging the existing holes. They are usually black in color and are rubber. I have seen them on other cars but do not know the name of a company that sells this product. Again, check with your selling dealer or do a Google search. You're off to a good start with your post.
Like you, I do not like the front license plate bracket. I basically purchased my Regal over the telephone after finding the exact model I wanted. Aside from the 36 + pictures of my Regal at the selling dealer's web page and not seeing the front license plate bracket on my Regal of choice, I had the salesman verify the vehicle did not come with the front license plate bracket already installed and made certain that it was not installed! That would have been a deal breaker for me and I let the salesman know it. Yes, I'm that picky!
Good luck in your quest to have your front license plate bracket removed and let us know whether or not you're successful.