Rob's on to something about plates in CA:
I read on the Great Race website that when Steve Hedke went to get plates for
the TR3, he'd wanted the plate to read something like '1957TR3'. They checked
and someone had had that plate, but turned it in and it was free again-and
Steve got it!
So, as long as it's not currently registered to a vehicle, I guess they'll
re-issue that plate to a 'new' or dfferent vehicle. Whether it's been
registered before or not-as long as it's not registered (in use) now.
Like Rob said-check with your local DMV.
>From: "Rob Travis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 21:05:21 PDT
>Subject: Re: License plates
>In Ca you can, if they are "clean" as in never been registered before.
>That is what I was told from a plate vendor at a car show. Check with your
>DMV just to be sure.
>>From: "MikeC" <email@example.com>
>>Reply-To: "MikeC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: "Spit List" <email@example.com>
>>Subject: License plates
>>Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 18:37:58 -0600
>>I found a set of nice 1963 license plates and want to put them on my 63
>>Spitfire. Has anyone tried this before? Will the state allow this if I
>>re-register the car?
>>BTW: I live in Utah.