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Old 04-08-2015, 02:54 PM
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I was hoping that there may be some California Black Plate specialists out there. I recently purchased a 1967 Corvette that was delivered to the LA area new, it has a K19 California emissions smog pump on it and is coded JF indicating it is a smog pump car. I purchased it from the second owner that purchased it in 1974. The California black plate begins with the letters ZTF and the same plate number is noted on the “Pink Slip” registration I received with the car. Here is my question, all 1967 original black plate cars I’ve owned or have seen begin with T or U. As I understood, the letter Z was used in the ’68 or ’69 period. This is a car that was built in January of 1967, it could have been registered in late 1967 if used as a demo, it is very highly optioned so it may have been driven and registered by the first owner months after its delivery date. Could a 1967 California delivered car have an original black plate that begins with "Z"?

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Old 04-08-2015, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: California black plate number

Sometimes the orig plates were damaged or stolen and the owner acquired a new set from the dmv with a later letter?
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: California black plate number

Z is 1969 only and black plates were generally only used for the first half of the year.


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Old 04-08-2015, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: California black plate number

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TimG</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Could a 1967 California delivered car have an original black plate that begins with &quot;Z&quot;?

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Zero chance, the boys at Folsom made those around two years after your car was built. Like Dana stated,the originals(with a suffix like you have seen)might have been replaced due to being a lost,damaged or stolen. If I had to guess those were put on the car in early 69..Nor Cal and So Cal DMV branches had different issued batches.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: California black plate number

That's kind of what I thought.
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Default Re: California black plate number

My Feb of 1967 built Corvette has &quot;Y&quot; series black plates on it, because it moved to California in 1969.

If you happen to have a copy of an old original Ca pink slip, look at the section with the * mark. If it shows a year (such as '69, '70) than that was the year that the car was transferred to California and received those specific plates identified on that pink slip.

Of course it could have 1st been sold in Ca and originally had earlier black plates, then moved to another state and back again, each time requiring new plates to be issued. Or damaged or stolen plates as previously mentioned.

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