Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Californians Can Order NEW Vintage License Plates

Hunter Communications recommended reading from:
Los Angeles Times

Link to article:
California Taking Orders for Replicas of Vintage Plates

In California, a license plate stays on the vehicle it is assigned to, no matter how many times the ownership changes. So older vintage cars may still have their desirable "yellow plates", "black plates" or "blue plates" corresponding to the styles issued by the DMV in the 50s, 60s, or 70s. But now a new program offers those vintage styles for drivers to put on any cars, provided that enough express interest to press the plates.

Excerpt: "California motorists who like the old-school look for their rides can now place orders with the state Department of Motor Vehicles for replicas of vintage license plates issued in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

The styles available for use as official license plates on cars include black lettering over a yellow background as issued in the 1950s, yellow lettering over a black background last issued in the 1960s and yellow lettering over a blue background previously available in the 1970s, according to the DMV.

The state is taking pre-orders for the $50 plates and will issue each of the three styles when it receives 7,500 applications for that style. If the number is not reached by Jan. 1, 2015, any fees paid for the California Legacy plates will be refunded to the applicant. So far, more than 100 orders have been received."

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