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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
Junk
Click to see this type in useThese plates are used on vehicles operated by auto junkyards. They appear on regular vehicles, tow trucks, and parts trucks.

This type appears to have started in the late 1940s or early 1950s. They have followed the same colors and format as Used Car Dealer plates.

Numbers for these plates are scattered throughout the Used Dealer series, although large blocks are found in the 2100s, 2500s and 2600s.

In 1996, "Junk" was changed to "Dismantler".

Around 2002 or so, some Dismantler plates started to appear with a lead zero in the number (see DD-02 on the left).

Sometime in the early/mid 2000s, a new type was introduced - "Dismantler Vehicle In Tow". These plates are the same colors as Dealer/Repair plates for the year. Because there are so many words on these plates (along with the Connecticut state name on the bottom) the dies for the numbers appear to be those formerly used on Motorcycle plates.

Click the photo above to see this type (Junk/Dismantler) in use.

See Also: Dismantler


 1954  1956
1954 1956
   
1963 1968
1963
Colors reversed every year starting with 1961
1968
   
 1969  
1969  
   
 1971  1972
1971 1972
   
 1973 1974 
1973 1974
   
 1975 1976 
1975 1976
   
 1977 1978 
1977 1978
Note the odd die used for the second "9".
   
 1979  1985
1979 1985
   
 1990  1991
1990 1991
   
 1994  1995
1994
These plates were used for 10 years or so, and most got really beaten-up.
1995
This one has green paint all over it, but I don't think it's worth bothering to clean it off.
1997 was the last year for the "Junk" type - replaced by "Dismantler" starting with the 1998 expirations.
   
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