The state Department of Motor Vehicles is preparing to go retro when it brings back the old black-background license plates for motorists.
The black plates with yellow lettering from the 1960s qualified last week to be sold after enough applications for the old-school plates were submitted to the DMV. Now, owners of sporty Mustangs, classic Camaros or cute Nash Metropolitans wont have to suffer the indignity of bearing todays white plates.
For the black plate to be issued, a total of 7,500 applications had to be turned in. As of Friday, 7,549 applications had been approved.
The black plates cost $50 to pre-order. The fee gets a motorist either a personalized plate or a sequentially numbered and lettered plate. The plates wont be sent out immediately, since the ramp-up and production of the black plates could take a year.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, sponsored the bill in 2012 to create the legacy plate program.
Two other plates under consideration for re-minting the blue plates with yellow lettering from the 70s and yellow plates with black lettering from the 50s have not reached the 7,500 application level.
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