Forget the personalized license plates, vintage is the new king of cool.
And the California Department of Motor Vehicles is jumping on the bandwagon. It’s making available legacy license plates.
These plates will feature the look of yesteryear made popular in the 1950s (black letters, yellow background), 1960s (yellow letters, black background) and 1970s (yellow letters, blue background).
So choose your era, and go for it.
The plates are $50 each. Payment can only be made by check, money order or cashier’s check. DMV offices and Auto Club outlets are not able to process pre-orders (which started Jan. 1, 2013.)
You are allowed to personalize the plates as well, if you want to. There is no additional fee for personalization.
A new law requires that 7,500 applications must be reached by January 1, 2015. If 7,500 applications are not received by that time, any fees paid for the California Legacy plates will be refunded.
If you want to check out some vintage cars of yesteryear, click here on Laguna Niguel Patch.