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Illustrated History of Connecticut License Plates
Joe Wasielewski - ALPCA Member 6996
All-Terrain
Ambulance
Amateur Radio
Apportioned
Boat Ramp
Bus
Camp Trailer to 1957
Camp Trailer 1958-
Camper
Classic Vehicle
Combination 1
Combination 2
Commercial to 1957
Commercial 1958-
Common
Construction
Dealer Motorcycle
Dealer New to 1969
Dealer New 1970-1989
Dealer New 1990-
Dealer Spec. Equip.
Dealer Used to 1969
Dealer Used 1970-1989
Dealer Used 1990-
Dismantler
Early American
Error Plates
Exp. Test
Factory
Farm
Fire Apparatus
Fish
Foreign Consul
Gasoline
Handicapped
Hearse
High Mileage Veh.
Interstate
Junk
Livery
Marine Trailer
M.F.G.
Military
Miscellaneous/Local
Motorcycle
Municipal
M.V. Dept
Parade
Permits
Political - State
Political - US
POW
Prototype
PUC
Repair to 1969
Repair 1970-
Sample
School Bus
Service Bus
Snowmobile
Special Equipment
Sphinx
State
Student Transport
Taxi
Temp. Metal Plates
Temp. Non-Passenger
Temp. Pass.
Temp. Reg. Certificate
Toll
Trailer
Trans.
Vanpool
Veteran
Volunteer Firefighter
Wrecker
Construction
Click to see this type in useThese plates are generally used on heavy equipment with limited to no highway use.

This type appears to have started sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

A distinctive red on yellow color scheme was used until the general reissue in 2000, at which time this type ended up on the bland "blue fade" base.

Motorcycle-sized "Special Equipment" plates are also used on construction equipment. These were red on white, later reissued on - you guessed it - light blue plates. Although this type is obsolete, current registrations are still renewed. There are not very many left on the roads, or more properly, on soon-to-be roads.

Click the photo to see this type in use.


1970s 1975
1970s
Miserable shape, but shows the rough life most of these plates have.
1975
   
 1979  repl
1979
Finally, one that's not too beat-up.
Like most every other type, these received "Replacement Sticker" decals while the new plates were being made in 2000-2002.
   
 1998  2002
1998 2002
The yellow on these plates was slightly lighter than the chrome yellow used on the older plates; but it faded much quicker to an almost lemon yellow.
   
2004

2004. Old number carried over.
These plates just don't seem the same without the distinctive red on yellow color scheme. I don't know why they couldn't carry the old design over to new plates - after all, the new Trans. plates look pretty much exactly like what an updated version of these should be!
 ca. mid 2000s
   
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