License Plate Find of the Century

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  1. Dana67Dart

    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    My Dart was originally my Dad's, he bought new in Feb 67. It still had the original Black and Gold plates on it. (real ones, not the unearned ones CA is reproducing now)

    Back before the early 1970's all vehicle registration was due on the same day of the year for everyone.

    When you got your tags you put them on the right for even years and left for odd years (no month sticker at this time)

    After I brought the car to Colorado and got CO plates, I kept the old ones for posterity.

    The other day I found the plates and figured I would clean them up. The right upper corner is where in the later years you would put the year sticker. The upper left corner was where the Month sticker went once they started that in CA.

    The 1967 sticker would be on the upper left under a couple other stickers and month sticker which had not changed for 40+ years. Could it still be there?

    The oldest right sticker (would have been 1968) had been removed many times over after a few years of sticker accumulations had been removed.

    Well I removed the small stack of stickers on the upper left and low and behold there it was, the original 1967 sticker in pristine condition, the edges are perfect, the color is perfect, no scratches or cuts.


    1967 License plate sticker.jpg
     
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    • FJRdoc

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      That's really cool. You got lucky. I'm surprised that the sticker didn't peel away with all the others on top.
       
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      • TheGrateRonzini

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        Sweet! I bought a set of NY for my 67. The sticker was from 73, but there were several. I managed to get down to the 67 sticker flawlessly. Plates need to be touched up a little, but look great!
         
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        • krazykuda

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          Nice... :thumbsup:
           
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          • Dana67Dart

            Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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            it was weird, I just kept picking at it with my finger nail and the newer stickers just kept coming off bit by bit. In the end I felt like I had had bamboo shoved under my nails but that's the price you pay!

            same with mine...

            These are the first plates the car had on it and were on it for 50 years.
             
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            • RustyRatRod

              RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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              That's badass.
               
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              • Dennis H

                Dennis H Well-Known Member

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                C0AE9E28-90FC-4548-9FEB-C67E482CFDE4.jpeg Nice. Great to hear this. Most are not aware of the annual stickers that preceded the left side monthly sticker. I display mine this way as it would have appeared here in California in May 1969 after the boys on Lynch Road screwed it together.
                 
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                • TheGrateRonzini

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                  I always liked the fact that the plates stay with the car in Cali. It’s always cool to see the right ones on
                   
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                  • Dana67Dart

                    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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                    I even have the original Claude Short Dodge Santa Monica license plate Trim Rings (Front and Back)

                    1960s-1970s-Metal-Claude-Short-Dodge-Santa-Monica-CA.jpg

                    This photo is not mine, it's from ebay and the seller wants $185 for it.

                    Mine are in about the same condition
                     
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                    • 4spdragtop

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                      Very cool! That is provenance! Being Dad's car since day 1 and the very 1st sticker is soooooo cool! We got the original CA plate when Dad bought his 67 cuda. Bought it from the 2nd owner, he asked if he could keep one plate and original metal frame, and we let him.
                      Congrats! Would make a beauty piece framed together with a pic of dad and the car.
                       
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                      • Dana67Dart

                        Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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                        The coolest part about this car is I grew up in the back seat (get your minds out of the gutter!) and learned to drive in it, helped my dad work on it over the years. Did my first brake job (rears only) Dad was particular about his KH front disks
                         
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                        • sireland67

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                          That is really cool.
                          A friend of mine has his dads old collection of E-bodys, there is one 383 car that still has CA black tags on it.
                          Why a car in WVa has CA tags is beyond me, but his dad had a habit of never putting the title of anything into his name.
                           
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                          • krazykuda

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                            So you got the "numbers matching" license plate for the car... Awesome... :thumbsup:
                             
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                            • Dana67Dart

                              Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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                              Unfortunately I had to relinquish the original pink slip to Colorado, I did make a photo copy.
                               
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                              That is awesome Del. I’m very happy for u. Kim
                               
                            • Dartnut

                              Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                              Very cool indeed!
                              I love these kind of posts.................
                               
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