Vintage license plates available
SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking pre-orders for a new license plate program offering vehicle owners the opportunity to purchase replicas of California license plate designs issued in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
The new program will bring a retro look to modern license plates by offering three classic license plate designs. Legacy License plates can be ordered for any year model automobile, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, or trailer. The styles include black lettering over a yellow background seen in the 1950s, yellow lettering over a black background seen in the 1960s and yellow lettering over a blue background that was available originally in the 1970s. The plates cost $50 for non-personalized or personalized plates.
A pre-order form California Legacy License Plate Pre-Order Form (REG 17L) is available at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/legacyplates/index.htm. The completed form and a $50 payment must be mailed to the address provided on the form. Payment can only be made by check, money order, or cashier’s check. Pre-orders cannot be processed at DMV Field offices or Auto Club offices.
The law specifies that 7,500 applications must be reached by Jan. 1, 2015. If 7,500 applications are not received by that date, any fees paid for the California Legacy plates will be refunded to the applicant.
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1658, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles) on Sept. 28, 2012.