Plot-twist: I never got the ticket. I DID pay the blokes to get my car un-clamped.
I had two cops show up at my doorstep handing me a final warning notice over non-payment and asked to hand over 80€ or go to court.
The letter has all the correct info, my name, license plate, etc.
So I called the office that handles fines and apparently they sent a ticket by mail to my address - but the mail here is a 4/10 and often things just don't reach their destination. Luckily, this is my strongest argument. When I paid my car tax, I never got the appropriate paper work. (It still did not arrive). I had to write to the office and request it again. I have this exchange on my email account and can show that the local post is unreliable.
The person on the other end tells me they can't help me and I need to go to court or pay the final warning fee of 80.
So here I am, lube-ing up for 'You honour'.
Cops hand me a final warning for a ticket I did not receive / know about. Now going to court to shit on the postal service and try to pay the smaller fine (40€).