CALIFORNIA: Old California License PLATES FOR SALE - Go Here to See Pictures of Our Items

Old California license plates: blue and yellow, black, and more, for sale (please see separate Motorcycle category to the left). Some of the 1980 and older license plates may be eligible for the California Year of Manufacture Program (YOM), other plates are for collecting and display only. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about the YOM program: you'll need a "clear" set of base plates, and an old year sticker, or metal year tab, that matches the year of your vehicle.

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Please click on the images below to see larger pictures. If you are on a mobile-friendly page, please click on the links below, which will also take you to the shopping cart for purchase. Feel free to call us at 503-585-3497, if you have any questions, or if you have any difficulty using the "add to cart" purchasing process. Please note: we are not set up to make plates. Some of our SOLD PLATES may be on the next page.

1951 California Trailer License Plate
$100.00 $85.00 On Sale!
Old California trailer license plate, 1951, 598570. This vintage plate was clear when we purchased it, but we encourage folks to call the DMV to confirm that the number is still okay to use for the YOM program.

Please click on image to see additional pictures. This is a NOS plate but there are some light scratches in the corners and along the edges.

Old California Trailer License Plate Yellow
$45.00
Vintage yellow California trailer license plate, 396 721. This one has an extra hole in the top left corner, scattered scratches, and bolt marks/bends. Please click on image to see larger picture. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
Vintage California Trailer License Plate Yellow 1956-1962
$45.00 $40.00 On Sale!
Old yellow California trailer license plate, 828 051. This one has scattered black spots, scratches, areas of surface rust, and bolt marks. Please click on image to see larger picture. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
Old Yellow and Black California License Plates, Auto, 1956-1960, Some Rust, UCY 231
$250.00

Old California license plates, 1956 base pair, with an attached 1960 sticker.

**Please click on small image to see a larger picture.** Both plates have some rusty spots, scratches, and some discoloration which gives it a slightly "dirty" look. Each plate has a little looseness/wiggle to the metal. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Old California License Plate Yellow
$15.00
Old yellow California license plate, TPW 713. This one has scattered spots of red paint, surface rust, scratches, bolt marks, and some bends in the metal. Please click on image to see larger picture). These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
California License Plate Yellow
$25.00 $15.00 On Sale!
Old yellow California collectible license plate, GRP 944. This one has scattered scratches, bolt/frame marks, faded/discolored areas of paint, and some areas of surface rust. Please click on image to see larger picture). These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
California License Plate Yellow
$25.00 $15.00 On Sale!
Old California collectible license plate, TUH 307. This one has scattered scratches, bolt/frame marks, faded/discolored areas of paint, and some small spots of surface rust. Please click on image to see larger picture). These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
Vintage Black California License Plates, 1963-1969, BWP
$325.00

Old black California auto license plates.

**Please click on small image to see a larger picture.** Both plates have some scratches and bolt marks, and slightly faded black paint. We would be happy to send additional pictures of these areas.

Were were told these plates were clear when we bought them, but we encourage everyone to call the DMV to see if these numbers okay to use (to make sure there is no record on file or that the number is in use on another year plate) and to find out about other requirements for YOM approval. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the program - feel free to call us!

Old California License Plates, Black
$100.00 $85.00 On Sale!

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE NOT YOM ELIGIBLE AS AN OLD PAIR OF YELLOW PLATES WITH THE SAME NUMBER IS ALREADY BEING USED - THESE ARE FOR COLLECTING ONLY. Black California license plates for collecting only, not for use on your car.

**Please click on small image to see a larger picture (and then scroll down to see the additional picture), as the top plate has some bends in the metal.** Both plates have surface rust and scratches.

Vintage California Black License Plate 1963
$30.00
Old black California license plate, LEG 480.

Please click on image to see a larger picture: this one has scratches and areas of surface rust. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are not eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Used Black California License Plate 1963
$20.00
California black license plate, MQB 979, with faded paint, scratches, and light surface rust.

Please click on image to see a larger picture Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Black California License Plate 1963
$20.00
Old black California license plate, EUZ 109.

Please click on image to see a larger picture: this one has scratches and areas of surface rust. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration.

Old California License Plate Black 1963
$15.00
Old black California license plate, ZMM 424, with faded paint, scattered spots of discoloration, and surface rust. This plate also a bit of a twist/bend to it.

Please click on image to see a larger picture Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are not eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Old Black California License Plate
$20.00
Black California license plate, DYV 646, with some rusty and faded areas, and scratches.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Used California Black Plate 1963
$20.00
California black license plate, ZFP 477, with scratches, discoloration, and areas of surface rust.

Please click on image to see a larger picture Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Old California License Plate Black
$20.00
Black california license plate from 1963.

**Please note: this plate has some dents and ripples in the metal. Click on image for larger picture - please let us know if you would like additional photos. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Vintage Black California License Plate
$20.00
Used black and yellow California license plate, ZPL 550.

Please click on image to see a larger picture: this one has several scratches and areas of surface rust. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

California Black License Plate 1963
$40.00
Old black California license plate, VAL 628 - great for someone named Val!

Please click on image to see a larger picture: this one has some frame marks and scattered scratches. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are not eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Vintage California Black Plate
$20.00
1963 black California license plate, UPV 580, with scattered scratches and surface rust. Please click on image to see a larger picture Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are not eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
California License Plate
$15.00
Old california license plate, black, from 1963.

**Please note: this plate has several areas of rust, and ripples in the metal. Click on image for larger picture - please let us know if you would like additional photos. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

Blue and Yellow California License Plate
$10.00
Old blue and yellow California collectible license plate, 293 DUQ, STEEL version from the early 1970's. This one has scattered scratches, bolt marks, and areas of surface rust (including inside the rim). Please click on image to see larger picture. These single plates are great for collectors (but are NOT eligible for vehicle registration - as plates and cars must be 1969 or older). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
Old California License Plate Yellow on Blue
$8.00
Old blue California collectible license plate, 395 DJG, STEEL version from the early 1970's. This one has scattered scratches and areas of surface rust. Please click on image to see larger picture. These single plates are great for collectors (but are NOT eligible for vehicle registration - as plates and cars must be 1969 or older). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
California Vintage License Plate Blue Steel 1970
$20.00
Old blue and yellow California collectible license plate (NOT for vehicle registration). AAK could have been one of the very early blue plates issued, and this one has a stack of stickers, with what looks like a 1970 at the very bottom. This one has bolt/frame marks, faded/discolored areas of paint, and scratches. Please click on image to see larger picture. These single plates are great for collectors (but are NOT eligible for vehicle registration, as cars and plates must be 1969 or older). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
California License Plate Blue and Yellow
$8.00
Old yellow and blue California collectible license plate, 515 CAC, STEEL version from the early 1970's. This one has scattered scratches, frame marks, faded/discolored areas of paint, and spots of surface rust. Please click on image to see larger picture. These single plates are great for collectors (but are NOT eligible for vehicle registration - as plates and cars must be 1969 or older). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
Old California Auto License Plates, Blue 1979 Pair, Steel, 790 LXD, Used, Excellent Condition
Very nice pair of used 1979 blue steel California License Plates that would look great in your collection.

Click on image for larger picture. The stickered plate has a few light, scattered scratches, and a light bolt mark on the upper right bolt hole. Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

Used Blue California License Plates 1970 ' s Issue Steel
Vintage California license plates, the early 1970's blue STEEL version.

Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have bolt/frame marks, scratches, and spots of surface rust (especially the top plate). Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

Blue and Yellow California Sample Plate 1970s 123 SAM
$45.00
California blue and yellow sample license plate, issued in the 1970's, new old stock, that also comes with the original mailing envelope. This one has light streaks in the blue paint in the upper left edge. Please click on image to see larger picture. This is a single plate, great for collectors (but is not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
Old Blue California License Plates Aluminum
California license plates, the 6-character blue ALUMINIUM version.

Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have bolt/frame marks, and scratches. Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

Old California Auto License Plates, Blue Pair, 1MVY563, Mid-1980's Issue, NOS, Near-Mint Condition
Near-mint pair of mid-1980's, New Old Stock, blue California license plates that would look great in your collection.

Click on image for larger picture. There is a light scratch under the V on the top plate.

Old California License Plates, Blue Pair, 1NNE852, Mid-1980's Issue, NOS, Excellent Condition
Old blue California license plates that would look great in your collection.

Click on image for larger picture. There are some hard-to-see scattered light scratches, and some more noticeable scratches on the bottom plate (in the upper right corner and above the upper left bolt hole). Please let us know if you would like close-up pictures of these areas.

California Sun License Plates Golden State

New Old Stock pair of late 1980's California "sun" or "golden state" license plates - great for collecting - but NOT eligible for vehicle registration.

Please click on image for larger picture. BOTH PLATES HAVE SMALL SCATTERED AIR BUBBLES. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas.

Old California License Plates Golden State Sun
$75.00
California sun or golden state license plates - great for collecting - but NOT eligible for vehicle registration. This is a New Old Stock pair from the late 1980's.

Please click on image for larger picture. BOTH PLATES HAVE SMALL SCATTERED AIR BUBBLES. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas.

California Block License Plates
$20.00
1990-1992 California license plates - for collecting only - NOT eligible for vehicle registration. Please click on image for a larger picture. There are frame marks, and a few small scratches. These plates have also "whitened up" a bit after being exposed to the sun.


Old California License Plates block early 1990s
$15.00
California license plates, this block style was issued in the early 1990s - for collecting only - not eligible for vehicle registration (cars and plates must be from 1980 and older).

Click on image for larger picture. There are a couple small spots of missing paint.


2003 California License Plates Lipstick Script USED

Expired California license plates from 2003 - great for collecting - but NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough).

Please click on image for larger picture as there are some bolt marks, and scattered dark spots.

Old California License Plates Script 2004
California license plates, lipstick / script style - mint condition pair of 2004 NOS plates for collecting purposes - NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough).

Click on image for larger picture.


California License Plates Lipstick 2005
2005 California license plates, lipstick or script style - for collecting purposes - NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough). Click on image for larger picture. On both plates, there are a couple tiny nicks on the lower right corners.


California Historical Vehicle License Plates
$75.00
California Historical Vehicle license plates, number 4730, with several stickers under the 2006.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. Each aluminum plate has some light frame marks, and small scattered scratches. The non-stickered plate has some cracking paint inside the top right rim. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

California Exempt License Plate Expired
$75.00 $60.00 On Sale!
Expired California exempt license plate, great for a collector, but is NOT eligible for vehicle registration.

Click on image for larger picture. This plate has bolt marks, and scattered scratches.

Old California Pro Rate License Plate, Used
$30.00
California Pro Rate license plate. These were used by interstate truckers. This would be great for collectors, but is not eligible for vehicle registration.

Click on image for larger picture. The paint on the blue borders is slightly worn/cracked, and there are bolt marks on the upper bolt holes.

Vintage California Horseless Carriage License Plate
$50.00 $40.00 On Sale!
California Horseless Carriage license plate, red, number 2615.

Please click on image to see a larger picture, as there are bolt marks and scattered scratches. This plate would be great for a collector, but is not eligible for vehicle registration.

California Horseless Carriage License Plates
$100.00 $90.00 On Sale!
California Horseless Carriage license plates, red, number 1623.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. There are some bolt marks, scattered scratches, and areas of surface rust. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

California Pro Rate License Plate 1956 Yellow
$40.00 $30.00 On Sale!
California Pro Rate license plate, 1956-1962. These were used by interstate truckers, and would be great for collectors, but is not eligible for vehicle registration.

Click on image for larger picture. There are some bolt marks, paint flaws, scratches, and paint drips.

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