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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
M.F.G.
These plates are issued to vehicle manufacturers who are headquartered in Connecticut and, starting in 1972, to distributors of new vehicles.

This type was one of the first non-passenger types in Connecticut, having started in 1907.


This is now one of the more uncommon types in Connecticut. In the early 1900s, there were a number of vehicle manufacturers (Pope Hartford, Corbin in New Britain, etc). Today there are only a couple of manufacturers who operate offices in the state.

Numbering and colors follow that of Dealer and Repair types, but with an 'M' prefix as shown below.


Oddly enough, even though these are like Dealer plates in nearly every other way, they were still validated with passenger stickers through the mid-2000s rather than the embossed dates which Dealer plates used during this time.

Reference: Chapter 246
Sec. 14-1. (44); Sec. 14-67d.



1963 sample  1971
1963 Sample
1971
   
1978  2000
1978
Around 1977 the legend was changed from "MFG." to "M.F.G."
 2000
   
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