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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
Classic Vehicle

  

thumbClassic Vehicle plates are issued for use on collectable vehicles at least 20 years old. This type replaced "Early American" plates on March 29, 2014, though existing E/A registraions will continue to be renewed.
 
The numbering format on "Classic Vehicle" plates initially continued where the "Early American" series left off. This continued until late 2015. At that time an incoherent numbering format of 01-ABCD was introduced. The first plates began with "00" followed by 4 letters, it appears the letters are progressing before the numbers will move to "01".

Connecticut also has a "Year of Manufacture" program, where classic car owners can display plates from the year of the vehicle's manufacture. First, however, the car must be registered with Classic Vehicle plates, which must remain in the vehicle at all times. This program hasn't been as popular as it is in other states, and it's not too common to see classic cars on the roads with anything other than Classic Vehicle plates.

Classic Motorcycle plates are also issued, as are vanity plates.

Click the photo above to see this type in use.

See Also: Early American


 Classic  
Classic Vehicle plate in the original numbering format.
 
   

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