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Growing Popularity of Foreign and Old USA State License Plates


American auto enthusiasts crave foreign and old state license plates. 

Many Americans immigrated from countries as diverse as Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan install license plates from the “old country” on the front of  their cars. This is a common sight on the roads of Florida where a state issued official front license plate is not required. Driving in hot spots like South Beach  (Miami beach) and Las Olas (Fort Lauderdale), one can spot front license plates from countries like Russia, UAE (Abu Dhabi + Dubai), Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago and many more. Most of these plates rarely come from the “old country” but from Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Nearly all new immigrants to the United States use inexpensive communications like Skype, Facebook, Twitter and the internet in general to stay in touch with family and friends in their former homelands.

Reading the online daily newspaper in Moscow or Taipei is just as easy as reading the Miami Herald, so nostalgic images, including license plates are bring back memories.  The United States also is the leading destination for foreign students pursuing university degrees and these students, intent to identify with their homelands, purchase Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar and China license plates from –customized with special numbers. Another reason auto enthusiasts install unique front license plates on their vehicles is nineteen (19) states do not issue a front license plate. These states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

While some auto enthusiasts install license plates from their homelands, others install authentic replica license plates from the country where the car was made.  For example, owners of German car brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen install license plates from Germany including the seals of the German state where the manufacturer is headquartered.  This means a BMW will have Bayer/Munich seals, Mercedes-Benz will have Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg seals and Volkswagen (VW) Hannover/Niedersachsen seals.


The re-introduction of the Fiat automobile brand in the United States has reignited the interest in license plates from Italy –especially from Torino (TO = Turin) the headquarters of Fiat.  Other popular Italy license plates are from the following provinces: ROMA, MO = Modena (Ferrari & Maserati headquarters), BO = Bologna (Lamborghini headquarters) MI = Milan (Alfa Romeo headquarters),

NA = Napoli/Naples and SA = Salerno from which many Italian-American migrated. has a full line of Italian license plates with correct fonts and the RI seal which make car collectors extremely satisfied.

Italian License Plates for Cars



Motorcycle & Moped license plates of Italy also offers a full line of Italian license plates for motor cycles like Ducati and mopeds like Vespa satisfied.  Vespas are extremely popular with Americans who have lived in Italy and there are many Vespa dealerships in the United States.  Here are some of motorcycle and Moped license plates:

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License plates from the United Kingdom and Great Britain

There are many automobile brands from the United Kingdom –all sold in the United States are luxury or sub-luxury.  These brands include Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover/Range Rover, Lotus, Mc Laren Mini and Rolls-Royce.  Car collectors in the USA and from around the world have collections of Austin, Morris, MG and Rover brands –all were British owned.  With accurate font styles, offers a wide variety of British license plates from England, Scotland, Wales, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and license plates with the British flag (the Union Jack).  These newer plates also available with reflective white for the front and reflective yellow for the rear placement.

Older British License Plates


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Current British License Plates



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Nostalgia for Old American Cars and License Plates

Most serious car collectors in the United States do not collect cars made here in the past twenty-five (25) years with the exception of the newly re-designed Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger or Ford Mustang with maximum horsepower.  Older cars are different –collectors crave the El Caminos, Chevelles, Corvettes, Cadillacs, Bel Airs, Impalas –the list is long.  More TV shows are aired today in a reality format with the primary project being the restoration of old classic American cars.  The newest reality TV show presented is Count’s Customs where the star of the show troll Las Vegas streets for classic American cars or Harley Davidson motor cycles.  Many Americans were handed old classics from their fathers and grandfathers and an entire industry has emerged to meet the market need for restoration parts.  These cars are rarely driven and are hauled to car shows to compete for trophies or some are displayed in garages.  To maintain authenticity, owners temporarily display license old replica state license plates from  -this enhances their chance of winning the best in class or best in show.  If the restoration is done professionally, these vintage restored cars are sold in high end auctions hosted by Barrett-Jackson or RM Auctions and the monetary gains can be rewarding.  Vintage well restored American Muscle Cars fetch the highest prices because not many muscle cars were manufactured.  Collectors who temporarily install year of manufacture license plates from swear they get higher prices than if these use the standard state issued license plates (most collectors think the plates issued by the states today are ugly and should never be installed on collector cars.

Classic American License plates from The Movies

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indianaPublic Enemies is the premier supplier of classic American license plates for the movie industry and also for the collector car industry.  Our aluminum embossed/stamped old USA replica license plates are ideal for the restoration industry and museums because we use the correct letter and number fonts.  We are proud to be a part of the antique car restoration industry in the United States and we serve the world.
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Consultant for over 30 years to museums, Hollywood movies and classic car collectors. I manufacture Year of Manufacture (YOM) license plates for the United States, Europe and the rest of the world. I have engineered a library of license plates colors/hues and fonts for (YOM) license plates.