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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
Handicapped
These plates are issued to vehicles used by disabled persons.

This type started in 1976, right after the polyvend plates stopped production. For a little while, small decals with the ISA wheelchair logo were placed in the lower corner of the plate.

These were first issued with an -HP suffix. (Note that plates with an HP- prefix are NOT handicapped plates!). Around 1983 or 1984, a new design was started with a 100-A& format. These continued in this format until the general reissue in 2000, working their way through various alpha suffixes. With the new light blue plates, 4 digits were introduced in the -Z series. After reaching 9999-Z, they went back to the -Y series, but this time with 4 numbers instead of the previously used 3.

Handicapped Combination plates are also issued. First they were in the -C series, then -R, then -S, and now -T.

Finally, handicapped Motorcycle plates are issued as well - with 3 numbers followed by an -M& suffix. Once 999-M& was reached, the series went to 100-N&.


1981 1980s
1981 Mid-1980s used until the general reissue.
   
1991 Map
1991
Originally issued 1987/1988
ca. mid-1990s
   
Vanity  
ca. 1990s vanity.
Vanities are not too common.
 ca. 2000/2001
   
1985 Combination 2000 Combination
1985 Combination 2000 Combination 
   
mc  Motorcycle
ca. late 1980s Handicapped Motorcycle. These plates are very uncommon, so a sample will have to do. Actually, I think the sample plate is even harder to find than the real thing.
These are a few of these in a 100-A& format, the one above seems to be a more uncommon variety.
 Another one, with two digits.
   
   
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