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Re: [T3] Old Cali Plates


In a message dated 7/27/99 11:08:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
gregm@vwtype3.org writes:

> My '69 Squareback lived in L.A. & had black & gold plates when I bought
> it in 1997.  (Curiously, the plates have "63" stamped in the upper right,
> so they were probably off an older car before appearing on the '69 --
> which I bought from the first owner.  These plates were presumably on the
> car for its first 29 years.)
>
> Apparently, the best I can do is walk into the DMV with the old
> plates, the current MI reg & title, and perhaps an old California
> registration and beg for mercy.  Thom Fitzpatrick believes, though, that I
> haven't got a chance since the plates are actually too old to have been
> correct when the car was new.  I won't draw attention to the "63" stamped
> in the plates.

my '69 is exactly th has the black and gold plates with a '63' 
stamped in the plate. i  too bought my car from the original owner. i wonder 
if this date (1963) isn't  when they started to use that exact style of plate 
in CA?

sonny

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