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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
Official
Parade
Permits
Political - State
Political - US
Postmaster
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
Snowmobile
Snowmobile
These plates are used on snowmobiles.

This type started in 1969. Originally, all snowmobiles were supposed to be registered by October 1, 1969; however this was later changed to October 1, 1971. The fee at the time was $3, which was increased in 1975 to $4. Effective January 1, 2004 the fee is $20.

These plates were renewed every year until 1985, when they became biennial registrations.

These plates are similar in size, colors and format to Motorcycle plates.

Reference: Chapter 246 Sec. 14-380.


 1971  1972
1972 1972
Similar to motorcycle plates, the "CONN" legend was soon centered. The typical result was decals with mounting bolts through them as seen here.
   
 1975  1987
1975
This plate was stamped very crooked.
Mid-1980s used until 1987.
 
 
164
Mid-1980s. ca. 1990s
I'm not sure that 3-digit plates would have been standard-issue numbers.
   
1995 2004
1995
Around 1987, the legends were reversed-
similar to Motorcycle plates.
2004
   

Snowmobile Dealer
These plates are used by snowmobile dealers

A dealer will receive plates with the same suffix number - e.g. X1 123, X2 123, and X3 123.
 

   
Snowmobile Dealer Another from the same dealer.
These plates were stamped very crooked...
   
Dealer
And yet another.
ca. 1970s Snowmobile Dealer
   
 
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