Clock Ticking on California Legacy License Plates
Only Yellow-on-Black Has Met Minimum Order Threshold
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