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my124677n

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? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« on: March 22, 2009, 01:09:00 PM »
Wondering if any California folks out there have a 1967 model year vehicle with original plates starting with a late Txx - xxx number. Most have U's and early V's. 

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 06:46:22 PM »
My Camaro is a TYM...
1967 RS/SS L-48
Van Nuys 01C
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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:03:46 PM »
Depends on where the car was first registered. My understanding is that some area used up their letter allotments faster than others.

And yes, there are other 67's that start with T's.
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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 10:54:32 PM »
When I bought my current set of black plates, the collector/dealer I bought them from told me this. In 1963 the state sent AAA001 thru HHH999 (approximately) out to the different counties. Once they needed more plates the next in the series was sent out to the county asking. Early on a new 1963 car could have received any thing between AAA0001 and HHH999 depending where it was purchased. Just what I was told.
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my124677n

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 11:34:29 PM »
Thanks for the info. Just wanted to make sure I could buy some "T" plates as well as "U" plates for the July '09 YOM rule changes.

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 01:13:02 AM »
My Camaro is a TYM...

When was your manufacture date on the trim tag??
1967 RS/SS 350 - PG - Sierra Fawn - Black Vinyl - Gold Deluxe
1974 Z/28 - 4-speed - Silver (with those ridiculous stripes)  Black Interior
1998 Z/28 - 6-speed - Bright green - Convertible

my124677n

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 07:08:31 PM »
the car was a late 67 build, June 67, so really I should be using late U's or early V's, but a 67 is a 67, so if I find nice late T's I'll use them. Thanks.

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 06:32:54 PM »
My Camaro is a TYM...

When was your manufacture date on the trim tag??

01C (3rd week of January)

1967 RS/SS L-48
Van Nuys 01C
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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 02:10:59 PM »
My 1968 Z28 with a build date of 02E has plates that start with VNK ----.This car was sold from Selman Chevrolet out of Orange California
1968 Z28 LA Built
LIC # RPO Z28

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 01:46:49 PM »
My 06A 67 Z was built in Los Angeles and sold new in San Bernadino, CA in June 1967.  Its original black plates started with "VDH."  I hope this helps.  Paul
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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2009, 07:03:05 PM »
I have three blackplate Camaros #1  is a 1st week of October 66 build date with SWUxxx  #2 is a 2nd week of November 66 build date with TVRxxx and #3 is a 1st week of December build date and is UDKxxx  Take into account some cars spent a little more time on the car lot and got later Alpha letters because they were at the DMV 4,5 and 6 weeks and maybe even longer depending on when the car sold. So it will have a later sequential order. Another possibility is that an out of state transfer could take place on a 4 or 5 month old Camaro and could get a much later sequential order.

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2009, 09:58:54 PM »
I don't know if this will help your delima or not but here is a vintage 1968 picture and you can read the california license number as

WQD-593

1967 RS 327 (210) horse C-C ermine white 732 bright blue interior RARE 4P - DELETE

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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2009, 09:55:10 AM »
I was at an all Camaro show a week ago. There were many black plate cars. The following is what I recorded for these cars.

1967
UFH = 05D
TUR = 10B
UBS =  12A
ECS = 12A

1969
YXD = 12C
YHN = 12C
YJX = 02C
YHA = 07A
XXD = 09D
YHS = 01D
YHZ = 02D
YXV = 02D (my original black plate prefix) . I have a set of YHZ to go replace my long-gone originals.

The ECS car had to have original plates. There has never been a way to get black plates registered after first issue, before July 2009.
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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2009, 11:22:04 AM »
GaryL,  Just got to thinking. ??? There is the possibility even if the ECS=12A car had a current sticker on it, it  may not actually be a bonified registered car. Beings it was at a car show does not mean it was driven on a California road or highway to get there, could have came on a trailer. But it would look good at the show with the black plate and "assuming" a current sticker. I really do not know it to be this way, just a guess. My logic is, the sequential order for a 67 Camaro with an ECS prefix is way to early of the "E" letter to be applied to the car when in fact as was stated above the Oct 66 build car had "SWUxxx for the prefix. I also have two 64 Novas and they carry #1 car PBRxxx and #2 car has PCKxx for the prefix. So my thinking is that the cars with a prefix letter begining with "E" must be earlier than these 64 Novas and that a 67 Camaro with an "E" prefix does not allow by the timing and release of plates regarding the plates being distributed in a sequential order. Point is, "The time frame does not allow" If anyone is looking for black plates they should be certain of the approximate date windows in which the car should fall into. All the information in these post can get you close by weeding out inaccuracies. But if we had some input from people with 1963 cars we could ascertain if maybe the prefix of "E" fits in prior to 1964. You can appear at a car show in Illinois and show it with period correct California Black Plate, but then after the show reinstall the Illinois plate and drive it out of the gate. We will wait for those with 63' cars to weigh in. Great topic though.

Note: In my earlier response to this topic I incorrectly stated the #3 car build date, should have been (#3 car build date third week Jan. 1967 01C  black plate prefix UDKxxx)
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Re: ? California Plates - 1967 corresponding letters ?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2009, 02:20:44 PM »
I will see that car again, I am sure. It was driven to the show. I can not say 100% it had current stickers. It is possible the owner just puts the plates on for shows. It is also posible they are original depending in which county the car was first registered. Read my post #3 above. The plates were not issued in sequential order. ???
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