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Yesterday I saw a 3rd Generation (1979-1993 -- this one looked like mid-'80s) Ford Mustang 5.0 coupé. It had oxidised black paint, rust around the edges, a dent in front of the right-front corner of the windshield, an ill-fitted hood... and Historical Vehicle license plates.


I thought these cars were ugly when they were new. I wouldn't consider them 'historical vehicles'. I'm guessing the owner got the Historical Vehicle plates to save money.
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This morning, an early 1960s Ford Ranchero, ie. the Falcon based version.
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And this evening, a mid-1960s Plymouth Valiant, I think a 1965 or 66. It merged in front of me in traffic, and then I changed lanes and passed it. It had one of the old black California license plates, indicating it more than likely has spent its entire life in California.
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It had one of the old black California license plates....
Was it an old old black plate, or a new old black plate?
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Was it an old old black plate, or a new old black plate?
It appeared to be an old one. It was six characters, three letters and three numbers, as opposed to the current seven character pattern of a number, three letters, and three numbers. Unless the owner ordered a personalized plate with that pattern, it was an old one.
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It appeared to be an old one. It was six characters, three letters and three numbers, as opposed to the current seven character pattern of a number, three letters, and three numbers. Unless the owner ordered a personalized plate with that pattern, it was an old one.
I checked the format on the CA DMV page. Their 1960 Legacy plate is Q123Q1, so six characters -- but not the same format as the originals. (I know my first car was TAA 951.)

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