Year of Manufacture Classic Car License Plates

The rules and regulations regarding license plates for classic cars vary by country and sometimes even by state or province within a country. However, many jurisdictions offer special license plate programs for classic or vintage vehicles. These programs often allow owners of classic cars to obtain license plates that resemble those from the era in which the vehicle was manufactured. This can add to the authenticity and charm of the vehicle.

For example, in some places, classic car owners may be able to obtain “vintage” or “historical” license plates that resemble plates from the year the vehicle was manufactured. These plates typically have designs and colors that were used during that time period.

It’s important for classic car owners to check with their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or equivalent agency to find out what options are available for obtaining license plates for their vehicles. Additionally, there may be specific requirements or restrictions associated with using vintage or historical plates, such as limits on how often the vehicle can be driven or requirements for vehicle inspections.

In the United States, for instance, each state’s DMV or equivalent agency has its own regulations regarding classic car license plates, so it’s essential to check with the appropriate authority in your state for accurate information.


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.