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Username Post: Vintage Texas Plates (all topics combined)        (Topic#182490)
55StillAlive 
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Posts: 23
55StillAlive
Loc: Victoria, Tx
Reg: 07-14-09
07-15-09 08:02 PM - Post#1735772    
    In response to Hgrove51

Here in Victoria county, it cost me $61 or so for five years. I have my car registered as an antique, using my YOM plates. Here we do not have any windshield stickers though, the sticker has to be displayed on the rear plate.


'55 210


See my red shoebox here!


 
greenlion 
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Posts: 10

Age: 38
Loc: Houston Texas
Reg: 06-16-05
10-13-09 06:20 AM - Post#1787546    
    In response to 55StillAlive

glad I looked here because I have been noticed alot of classics lately with those classic plates and I was thinking of getting me some now I know what to look for...



 
beejay 
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Posts: 12605
beejay
Age: 80
Loc: Pflugerville, Texas
Reg: 06-01-04
10-13-09 10:35 AM - Post#1787668    
    In response to greenlion

You need to read the laws concerning Antique and Classic cars. There's a marked difference in yearly cost (not antique), BUT you are LEGALLY restricted in how and when you can drive the car. Classic is much more lenient as to when and where you can drive the car. Don't get caught with antique registration, driving when you shouldn't, by a knowledgable/PO'd cop.

Bruce

'56 4-door BelAir, 350, Holley 600, Eddie intake, TKO 600, CPP P/S and A arms, Sierra Gold & Adobe Beige
2010 VW Jetta S/W, 2.5, 5-cyl,6-spd auto.
'87 Elkie, 350 with 700r4 tranny B&M floor shift
http://www.picturetrail.com/beejay3/"


 
greenlion 
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Posts: 10

Age: 38
Loc: Houston Texas
Reg: 06-16-05
10-14-09 08:06 AM - Post#1788125    
    In response to beejay

from reading what you guys have posted im getting the classic because I want to drive my car when I please and dont want to get pulled over for doing so



 
alecponting 
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Posts: 1

Reg: 01-03-11
01-03-11 02:16 AM - Post#2026152    
    In response to 57 Dreamer

Hello every one finding for the good forums and trying to get them...



 
occupant 
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Posts: 104
occupant
Loc: Columbus, OH
Reg: 07-11-03
04-04-11 03:18 AM - Post#2071631    
    In response to alecponting

Time to put up or shut up with these.

You won't be able to do this anymore with "Classic" registration. You have until September 1st of this year to get clean readable matching plates and get classic tags (requires inspection, no restriction on driving). You can still do antique registration. Law text as originally written (effective through 9-1-11)

Sec. 504.501. CLASSIC MOTOR VEHICLES. (a) The department shall issue specialty license plates for a motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old. The license plates must include the words "Classic Auto," "Classic Motorcycle," or "Classic Truck" or a similar designation, as appropriate.

(b) A person eligible for the license plates may instead use license plates that were issued by this state in the same year as the model year of the vehicle and are approved by the department. The department may require the attachment of a registration insignia to the license plate in a manner that does not affect the display of information originally on the license plate.

(c) The fee for issuance or approval of license plates under this section is $15.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1320, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1136, Sec. 32, eff. September 1, 2011.

The amended text will become effective 9-1-11 and anyone who hasn't done the YOM registration will not be able to do so:

Text of section effective on September 01, 2011

Sec. 504.501. CLASSIC MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAVEL TRAILERS. (a) The department shall issue specialty license plates for a motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old. The license plates must include the word "Classic" or a similar designation, as appropriate.
(b) A person eligible for the license plates may instead use license plates that were issued by this state in the same year as the model year of the vehicle and are approved by the department if the plates are approved for the vehicle before January 1, 2011. The department may require the attachment of a registration insignia to the license plate in a manner that does not affect the display of information originally on the license plate.
(c) There is no fee for issuance or approval of license plates under this section.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1320, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1136, Sec. 32, eff. September 1, 2011.

I'm looking for '75-'76 plates starting with N or P myself. NHE245 is on eBay but I also found a set that says AMY107 and my wife's name is Amy so I do believe I'm going to go with that even though they don't QUITE match my Torino (built in 7/76 originally sold 11/76 could be N or P-reg)

Alan Moore - TOAD Towing - Columbus, OH

14 Altima 2.5S, storm blue, 2.5L/CVT, 29K
00 Suburban LS 4x2, white, 5.3L/auto, 250K


 
dtwbcs 
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dtwbcs
Loc: College Station,Tx
Reg: 04-19-10
08-20-11 06:27 PM - Post#2128271    
    In response to occupant

I recently bought some YOM plates for my 1960 BA.I need to have them restored&registared before 1sept11 ?

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Two 2barrel carbs(Langdons),Fenton intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
dtwbcs 
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dtwbcs
Loc: College Station,Tx
Reg: 04-19-10
08-21-11 06:37 PM - Post#2128673    
    In response to dtwbcs

Been working on them all day.One looks real nice&the other one is okay.Will take them to see if they are acceptable B4 time runs out

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Two 2barrel carbs(Langdons),Fenton intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
dtwbcs 
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dtwbcs
Loc: College Station,Tx
Reg: 04-19-10
08-23-11 03:55 AM - Post#2129109    
    In response to dtwbcs

Glad I noticed this "topic"

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Two 2barrel carbs(Langdons),Fenton intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
dtwbcs 
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Posts: 1205
dtwbcs
Loc: College Station,Tx
Reg: 04-19-10
08-23-11 08:39 AM - Post#2129183    
    In response to dtwbcs

My plates "passed"and are now on the car. Another piece of "history" for the car.

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Two 2barrel carbs(Langdons),Fenton intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
occupant 
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Posts: 104
occupant
Loc: Columbus, OH
Reg: 07-11-03
09-14-11 05:01 PM - Post#2137335    
    In response to occupant

Just to say so, I went in on AUGUST 31 and got my '76 plates on my Gran Torino, classic registration, not antique, they even let me put the '76 sticker on it! I didn't find the N or P one I wanted, but I found something WAY better:



My wife's name is Amy. She technically bought the car, was her eBay account after all. Was her PayPal account. Was her clicking the bid button laying in a hospital bed a couple hours before giving birth to our youngest daughter.

Now that's dedication. So you bet your hiney I'm putting her name on my car. Permanently and all!

Alan Moore - TOAD Towing - Columbus, OH

14 Altima 2.5S, storm blue, 2.5L/CVT, 29K
00 Suburban LS 4x2, white, 5.3L/auto, 250K


 
beejay 
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beejay
Age: 80
Loc: Pflugerville, Texas
Reg: 06-01-04
09-18-11 12:29 PM - Post#2138419    
    In response to occupant

congrats on the daughter AND the car. Hope she enjoys driving it!!

Bruce

'56 4-door BelAir, 350, Holley 600, Eddie intake, TKO 600, CPP P/S and A arms, Sierra Gold & Adobe Beige
2010 VW Jetta S/W, 2.5, 5-cyl,6-spd auto.
'87 Elkie, 350 with 700r4 tranny B&M floor shift
http://www.picturetrail.com/beejay3/"


 
khardy 
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Reg: 12-17-99
01-10-12 11:32 AM - Post#2177781    
    In response to beejay

Hi Folks,

We were able to register my old 51 Styleline as a Classic using YOM Texas Plates today (10 January 2012.) There was not any fuss or problems dealing with the tax clerk. Only addition to the usual fees/taxes was a $15 fee to register the plates.

What was the deadline of 1 September 2011 in relation to vintage license plates?

Cheers!


Keith

Old Online Chevy Manuals


 
5Larry7 
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5Larry7
Loc: Dallas, TX
Reg: 05-17-04
01-13-12 10:51 AM - Post#2178952    
    In response to khardy

I have two cars registered in Texas with YOM plates. I do not have inspection stickers on them, (didn't think I needed them). How can I tell which I have, antique or classic? If I have antique, can it be changed to classic? Frankly, I did not kow there were two catagories when I put YOM plates on them. Thanks.

'57 210, 327 cid, Holley MPFI, 700R4, A/C & more.
'51 Studebaker Starlite coupe, 350, TH400, GV OD.
'96 Replica of a 1950's Teardrop Trailer.


 
bertramskunkworks 
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bertramskunkworks
Age: 61
Loc: Bertram, Texas
Reg: 09-23-12
09-24-12 06:50 AM - Post#2272902    
    In response to 5Larry7

I hope I'm doing this right...

One thing I'd like to mention is that after March 2013 you will not be able to register year specific plates for a newly registered antique vehicle in Texas; existing antique vehicles with Texas year specific plates will be grandfathered.

After March 2013 all newly registered antique vehicles will be issued those goofy looking antique vehicle plates issued by the State. They have a cartoonish looking Ford Model T on them which has no place on any of my Chevy's.

Additionally, the small registration decal for the back plate; I was told by a peace officer at a local car show to put it on the backside of the rear plate as there is nowhere in the plate policy that states it must be mounted on or above the plate. It works great on my 1965 Impala SS as the rear plate is hinged to access the gas cap.

On my other classics I have to unscrew the rear plate to show the decal however I find antique vehicles are almost never pulled over around my parts. God Bless Texas!


Bob Dennis
Bertram Skunk Works
Bertram, Texas
PH: 512 755-1036

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