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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Cool Thing for my Rover:

So i went to uncle's house today with the rover to show him, and when i was looking at his old ranchero i remembered he is running the original CA plates on it, and i was like "damn, that would look cool if i had original plates on the rover". So when i got home i looked it up online, and it turns out if you have antique plates in CT you can apply to use a plate from the Year Of Manufacture, provided you can find one. And i did a little searching on what the plate looking like and what numbers were issued and i did infact find out that from mid-74 to 76 they issued these cool white plates with blue numbers, as opposed to the IMO ugly white letters on dark blue plates. So i went on e-bay and bought what looks to be an original issue 1974 CT plate for $12.50. I'll update if DMV approves the use.

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http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c3-g...nnecticut.html

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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:25 PM
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That is awesome... Finally, something useful out of the DMV.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Cool. Utah does the same and I have 1960 plates on mine. Utah requires both plates. Does yours?
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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:34 PM
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That is awesome... Finally, something useful out of the DMV.
haha, yeah, but weirdly i registered my ranger this week, i was in and out in 8 minutes.

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Cool. Utah does the same and I have 1960 plates on mine. Utah requires both plates. Does yours?
I don't believe CT issued 2 plates in the mid 70's, I'll find out this week if they let me apply for it, the stipulation to this is that you have to get the form with the approval on it, as well as the issued antique plates in the vehicle at all times. I run 1 plate on it now anyways, front plates take away from the car IMO.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Well that plate didn't get approved by DMV unfortunately, it was cause there was only 1 plate, so i went on the search again, and i found another set for cheap, $15, this time it was 2 plates, it might be from a year later, so i hope they still get approved, but i doubt that will be an issue.

The cool part about this set is that it came with paperwork, it looks like it was never touched since it was opened in may of 91, the cool part is the paper says that they were trying to rid the roads of these white plates to make it more uniform and sent a set of plates with the same number but in blue, and that the white plates were to be destroyed or returned to DMV. I find that funny though because you are not supposed to keep them, yet if you find a set today its perfectly fine to run them. (i have the pic of the letter)

On top of that was even more special is the fact that it came with an unused registration sticker, which is cool, but its awesome cause its from the month and year i was born August of 92.

Hopefully i will make it to DMV before the meet up thursday.

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Old December 18th, 2012, 12:35 AM
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It looks like California is going to start issuing new plates that look like the old vintage plates.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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NY did it recently..
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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NY did it recently..
But that was to raise revenue and make everyone switch. The backed down after complaints.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Went to a different DMV as well as scraped all but the original registration sticker off it so it said "AUG 74" on it, approved, pics with the set later on.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 11:04 AM
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I wish NY had gone to the 60's era blue plate with orange lettering as opposed to the hideous orange from the 70's that we're stuck with now.

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Well that plate didn't get approved by DMV unfortunately, it was cause there was only 1 plate, so i went on the search again, and i found another set for cheap, $15, this time it was 2 plates, it might be from a year later, so i hope they still get approved, but i doubt that will be an issue.

The cool part about this set is that it came with paperwork, it looks like it was never touched since it was opened in may of 91, the cool part is the paper says that they were trying to rid the roads of these white plates to make it more uniform and sent a set of plates with the same number but in blue, and that the white plates were to be destroyed or returned to DMV. I find that funny though because you are not supposed to keep them, yet if you find a set today its perfectly fine to run them. (i have the pic of the letter)

On top of that was even more special is the fact that it came with an unused registration sticker, which is cool, but its awesome cause its from the month and year i was born August of 92.

Hopefully i will make it to DMV before the meet up thursday.

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I grew up in Connecticut and recall the uproar these plates created when they were released. The Land of Steady Habits absolutely rebelled against the change from the blue plate. My mother had the white plates on her car and one now hangs in my garage.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Colorado allows this as well so I went looking for 1961 plates. Turns out that for some reason Colorado did not issue a plate in 1961. Only one of two years that didn't hapen (of course). They just stuck a small sticker in the middle of the 1960 plate so I'll have to find those.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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NY allows the use of period plates, but only on vehicles that were new during the time the plates were issued. You can't use a 1965 plate, for example, on a 1995 D90.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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I have the original 1970 plates off my Series I sold (kept them)....hmmmmmmmm...my bet is VA will not allow it
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:36 PM
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I have 1958 plates with a 1959 metal tag in the corner on the back plate on my Series II (which is registered in NY). PA has just adopted a similar program and I have a plate (centential which even though was in 76 came out in 71) for my porsche but I have not registered it yet.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Yeah apperently they wanted these white plates off the roads, but I'm glad some people kept sets of them.

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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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They were only issued for one year in 1975-76 and by the early 80's those which remained faded quite badly, like yours actually. That's why they wanted them off the road.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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They were only issued for one year in 1975-76 and by the early 80's those which remained faded quite badly, like yours actually. That's why they wanted them off the road.
I have a single white plate from the era that is like mint, but they said I needed 2 plates. I like the faded bit, works with the truck.
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