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> Original CA Blue/Gold License Plate list, We need info on all years 914s with original CA plates.
JeffBowlsby
post Apr 6 2018, 06:21 PM
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YOM plates are now legal in CA for the years that the 914 was made, but what is a correct plate# for your CA 914?

Lets make a list of original CA Blue/Gold license plates as a guide to help you find a set of YOM plates appropriate for your model year. Post your known original plates and model year info in this thread and I will update this first post for future reference:

1970
288 BJG
061 BJW
408 CAF
___ CIL
218 DJW

1971
747 CMA
348 DRC
426 EDO
120 EHB

1972
366 GGA
785 GHD

1973
441 GRR
187 GTT
530 GVS
237 HBQ
890 HHH
878 HVT
069 JBB
797 JDD
309 JSA

1974
508 JYF
421 KEM
696 KKC
262 KMQ
078 KNA
221 KOP
439 LBO
481 LBR
070 LCC
114 LEE
768 LGP
258 LKG
504 LUV

1975
384 MOZ
007 MWY
964 NAC
313 NPA (plates probably issued in 1976, maybe car sat on the dealer lot for a few months)

1976
172 NNV
566 PKH
280 RLC

1977
237 UDI (From a 1974 car brought into CA in 1977, when it received these CA plates)
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post Apr 6 2018, 06:25 PM
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441 GRR - 1973 ( early '73 )
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post Apr 6 2018, 06:53 PM
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Can someone enlighten us other 49 states folks (and maybe non-US) about the significance of the blue/yellow, black/yellow, and other color combination California plates?
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post Apr 6 2018, 07:11 PM
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This site explains the differences in California plates from 1969 onwards:

http://www.15q.net/ca.html

It's cool to have plates matching the era of the car


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Can someone enlighten us other 49 states folks (and maybe non-US) about the significance of the blue/yellow, black/yellow, and other color combination California plates?
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post Apr 6 2018, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE(fixer34 @ Apr 6 2018, 04:53 PM) *

Can someone enlighten us other 49 states folks (and maybe non-US) about the significance of the blue/yellow, black/yellow, and other color combination California plates?



Some early 70 MY 914/4s & 914-6s sold in late 1969 had the prior series color scheme black with yellow (gold) letters plates - but the rest 1970-76 were blue with yellow (gold) letters (DMV & CA calls it "gold" because of the gold rush history).

Here's a quick summary of the variuos years & styles FYI -
http://www.lamag.com/driver/the-colorful-h...license-plates/

Another good one with pix of plates:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_regis...s_of_California

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post Apr 6 2018, 07:26 PM
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QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ Apr 6 2018, 04:21 PM) *

YOM plates are now legal in CA, but what is a correct plate# for your 914?

Making a list of original CA Blue/Yellow license plates, here is what I have so far:

Plate # Model Year
426 EDO 1971
421 KEM 1974
696 KKC 1974
481 LBR 1974
070 LCC 1974
114 LEE 1974
258 LKG 1974
504 LUV 1974
964 NAC 1975

Please post your known original plates and model year and I will add them to this first post.


Jeff,

YOM has been legal for a long time, but it only went up to 1969 plates, so that limited it to early 70 MY 914s sold in late 1969.

What is new is that recently the State extended the date out to 1985 for YOM, so now all 70-76 914's are eligible for YOM plates.

For the 49-staters, YOM is "Year of Manufacture" program which enables the owner of a classic car to find/buy a set of 2 period correct plates for their car, & if it's not an assigned plate number, then they can apply to have it put on their car/registration to replace whatever later plates are on it, or if it comes in from out of state.

PS - This YOM is also good for trucks/commercial vehicles, motorcycles & trailers. A couple of years back I did a YOM on our vintage restored 1960 Avion T20 trailer (#2 T20 made, looks like Airstream). It wasn't excessively painful at the Santa Ana DMV cuz the gal doing them knew about YOMs, & I'd verified that it was an unassigned plate (NOS) before I purchased it, & did the same for the MY sticker - so it sailed throu since neither were then assigned to another trailer.

Jeff, I did verify a couple of months ago with the auto plate collectors group that the letter series can be out of order, since they were issued to various DMV offices, AAA, etc., & it depended on how quickly/slowly each place went through them.

You'll also find some of the later 76s & maybe a few 75s which have the additional digit added (7 digits like found on the next white/blue series).

FYI - my 73 2L was first registered 11/9/72 & has 530 GVS.

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post Apr 6 2018, 07:35 PM
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Just assigned these to my '73 two weeks ago.

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post Apr 6 2018, 08:53 PM
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I have the ugly whitr platrs, blue plates on list once car is up ams runnung. Car sat too long so new plates , same with our '78 Volvo
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post Apr 6 2018, 09:00 PM
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The state of California taxes us for the license plates we ACTUALLY WANT on the cars that WE ACTUALLY OWN.

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post Apr 6 2018, 09:03 PM
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post Apr 6 2018, 09:23 PM
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I had these on my car since 1980. Attached Image
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post Apr 7 2018, 12:17 AM
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348 DRC - 1st registered on 5-28-1971 (my current car)

280 RLC - don't know when it 1st registered, but it was my ex MY'74 1.8

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post Apr 7 2018, 12:50 AM
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280 RLC - don't know when it 1st registered, but it was my ex MY'74 1.8


Wolfgang...your '74 plate seems out of sequence. Was the car originally sold in CA or was it bought in another state and later brought into CA or do you know?
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Hi Jeff, the COA says it was delivered to Jacksonville, FL

I bought it in 1999. The pre-owner (from Orange County) told me that he had it for 2 years and that he bought it from a guy (from south CA) who had it for 21 years. So it's very likely that it came to CA in 1976 (+/-).
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post Apr 7 2018, 06:52 AM
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1974, plates are original to car 078 KNA
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Jeff,

A DMV employee friend of mine told me, 1970 MY were issued up to_ _ _ CIL, with very few exceptions. Sometimes a remote rural office might have an old set of plates, which result in a 1971 getting an early plate. He said back then they went through 2 1/2 to 3 letters of the alphabet each yr.
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Thanks for putting my plates down Jeff. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif)

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post Apr 7 2018, 04:08 PM
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Pretty sure this came on our 74 when it was new...


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post Apr 7 2018, 08:46 PM
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Originally a 1970 914-4 bought in May of that year

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post Apr 8 2018, 03:08 PM
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The list is growing folks...thanks. How about some more from the years not well covered yet.
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