Awesome. I wish more states would do this.
My favorite plates are from Delaware.
This will only be of interest (probably) to TCL's California residents...
We are on the verge of being able to get classic looking black or blue plates again now that the bill (AB1658) has passed both chambers of legislature and on its way to "enrolling", which is a legislative term that basically means being presented for Governor's signature. The bill will establish a "Legacy License Plate" program and will offer 3 classic looking plates as option for regular plate issues.
It will cost $50 to issue and $40 to renew just like most existing special plates. The DMV will need 7,500 orders for the new plates to begin production.(b) The California Legacy License Plates shall consist of one or more of the following designs:
(1) Yellow background with black lettering per the appearance of California license plates issued by the department from 1956 to 1962, inclusive.
(2) Black background with yellow lettering per the appearance of California license plates issued by the department from 1965 to 1968, inclusive.
(3) Blue background with yellow lettering per the appearance of California license plates issued by the department from 1969 to 1986, inclusive.
For full text of the law see here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa...=license+plate
The 1984-88 Golden State "sunset" plate is not part of the program.
Last edited by bzcat; 08-17-2012 at 01:58 PM.
I want a goddamn blue plate. My friend recently saved a Scirocco that had a blue plate but for some reason the DMV wouldn't let him keep it.
I love all cars, I just happen to own a few pieces of german crap at the moment.
We are allowed to use an old plate that was issued the year of your car. You just have to find one in nice shape and send the DMV a high quality photo copy of it. They will search to make sure that number isn't in use and issue you a sticker. You are permitted to leave the sticker in your glove box.
But if California needs to raise revenue I most certainly see this as a positive way to do it.
I just got vintage type plates for my car. Nevada calls them Circa 1982 plates. $26 initial fee in addition to regular fees, $0 annual additional renewal fee.
The wild thing is that to get these plates, you either order a full custom plate and incur the personal plate fees/renewal fees, or you pick from a plate that used to exist back prior to ~1983.
When I went to get my plate, they busted out a printed binder of old plate numbers used from 1973-1983. I had to choose some letters and numbers, but alas, found an old plate number that essentially is personalized to me!
The other neat thing is, because these are considered "reissues" of old blue plates, I got fully stamped plates in the mail, not the newer printed plates.
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Also, these are not going to be really "period correct" anyway because the plates are reflective (so will look slightly different) and will use the current serial number format (old numbers are never re-issued in California). It is being offered as an alternative to the white plate - similar to 1984-1988 when you could get the "sunset" plate as an alternative to the blue plate for an extra fee.