its been Americanized- its Gregor in German
I bought a set of black and yellow plates for my '69 vert about 20 years ago for $100 at Hot August Nights swap meet in Reno. Looks like they were a good investment. BTW, I recently ordered a set of black and yellow vanity plates for my '95 Bronco and didn't notice that CA is now charging something like $60 a year for those. Goniff bastages. I have to agree though that it won't be long until the crazies that run this place eliminate the internal combustion engine. The didn't ban guns, but they made ammo much harder to buy. Through taxation and regulation they will make gasoline more and more costly. Same approach. You can have a gasoline powered car but you can't afford the gas for it. Got a survey yesterday paid for by my local city government basically begging for more property taxes to fund basic services like landscaping public property. I pointed out that the other possible answer to their "dilemma" would be to learn how to budget. They want to circumvent our property tax limitations passed in 1978.FOR LICENSE PLATES????? You guys are nuts.
Frank, which one is the original CA plate and which is the German repop? Is it just the lighting or is the plate on the right devoid of the stamped in border and recesses for the tags? Does anyone in the U.S. re-condition CA black and yellows?I ordered a set of reproduction black license plates from a German vendor on eBay for my '67. I decided to pull the trigger and see how they match up to the originals. These plates are soooooo close to the originals as to be essentially indistinguishable. They're the same gauge of steel as the originals. There are a few "tells" if you compare side by side--the distance between the U and X, for example, is slightly different. The finish is glossier than original so they wouldn't pass for original unrestored, but the colors are spot-on. The dimensions, the weight, even the 63 in the corner are spot-on. The seller even gave the option of 63 with or without the apostrophe--they were originally made both ways. These are a vast improvement over the plastic coated aluminum repros I bought several years ago. Bottom line--NO ONE will be able to tell these are reproduction plates. Even me.
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They're both reproductions. The lighting makes them look different. As far as restoration, www.finishyourplates.com is one that looks pretty good. I haven't personally seen any of his plates but the pictures look good. The price for restoration is not much less than the repros and I wanted to keep my originals unrestored.Frank, which one is the original CA plate and which is the German repop? Is it just the lighting or is the plate on the right devoid of the stamped in border and recesses for the tags? Does anyone in the U.S. re-condition CA black and yellows?