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  • Clock Ticking on California Legacy License Plates

Clock Ticking on California Legacy License Plates

Only Yellow-on-Black Has Met Minimum Order Threshold

Sep 9, 2014
For vintage cars and trucks, it’s the little details that make all the difference. And for many collectors, restorers, and hobbyists, that includes a period-correct license plate. California, where passion for custom cars is among the strongest, is issuing reproduction vintage-style license plates. There are three proposed styles: yellow lettering on a black background, yellow lettering on a blue background, and black lettering on a yellow background. Each of them represents a different era in California car culture.
So far, only the yellow-on-black has reached the required 7,500 application threshold to go into production. The black-on-yellow plate has only received a little over 2,000 applications, and the yellow-on-blue style has only received a little over 1,700 applications. So for now, the only vintage-style plate that will go into production is the yellow-on-black. If you’re a fan of the other two styles, be sure to click over to http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg17L.pdf to reserve yours. Those that pre-order a plate style that doesn’t meet the minimum threshold will be refunded.
While we see the appeal of the yellow-on-black for its old-school look, with the increased interest lately in restoring and customizing ’80s-era cars and trucks, we’re a little surprised the yellow-on-blue plates haven’t proven more popular.
Source: SEMA Action Network