Repair 1970 to 1989

Starting in 1961, the plates were changed every year. Even numbered years were white letters/numbers on a blue background, and the color scheme was reversed for odd numbered years. This practice continued until 1980.

Instead of being replaced in 1981, the 1980 plates were revalidated with decals expiring in February 1982. There are no dated 1981 Repair plates. These plates were used through 1984.

In 1985, the colors were reversed, and revalidated with decals through 1988. In 1989, the colors went back to white on blue, and these plates were used with decals through 1997.

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975, with a very high number

1976

1977, with the new narrower dies.

1978. This is actually a ’76.
Some no doubt crooked mechanic got another
year out of this plate with a screwdriver, a hammer, and some white paint. What really makes this plate stand out is that the number/letter dies for the 1978 plates were completely different. I wonder how many people this actually fooled.

Close-up of the ’76-to-’78

A genuine 1978

1979. The last of the annual issues.

1980

There were no 1981 plates.
The 1980 plates were used through 1984.

1980 with 1982 decal.

1983

Another 1983.
This is actually an error plate – note the dot separator.

1984

1985
The colors were reversed for 1985.

1986

1987

1988

1989