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pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 03:06 PM
I want to get a vintage South Carolina tag for my '61 Cruiser, but all I've been able to find have been commercial tags, beginning with "C", or dealer tags, which cannot be registered or used on vehicles. I've tried Ebay, but none are listed from South Carolina, not from that year, anyway. Are there any online dealers who would have a good selection from different states, that go back to that era? There's been an ad for several months now in a local classifieds paper, but I believe it's a scam because no matter when I call the number, there's no answer, just a recording, and my calls have never been returned.

pitbulllady

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Scott
01-02-2008, 03:09 PM
What do you mean, "tags"? Do you mean the body tags or ar you talking about the serial number plates or something else?

Scott
01-02-2008, 03:09 PM
What do you mean, "tags"? Do you mean the body tags or ar you talking about the serial number plates or something else?

JDP
01-02-2008, 03:30 PM
He's looking for YOM license plates. i.e. 1961 South Carolina.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
01-02-2008, 03:30 PM
He's looking for YOM license plates. i.e. 1961 South Carolina.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

Harvey
01-02-2008, 03:49 PM
You CAN PUT A POSTING ON YOUR "MY EBAY" account as to what your are looking for i.e. 1961 south carolina license plate and Ebay will email you when something comes up matching your description.

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Harvey
01-02-2008, 03:49 PM
You CAN PUT A POSTING ON YOUR "MY EBAY" account as to what your are looking for i.e. 1961 south carolina license plate and Ebay will email you when something comes up matching your description.

http://home.swbell.net/nativeny/hg_sig_pic.gif

JRoberts
01-02-2008, 03:54 PM
I think I got this guy's card at Autofair in April. He specializes in North Carolina Farm Truck Tags, but may be able to help you:

Curtis Barwick
103 Country Club Circle
Clinton, NC 28328

email: cbjw@instrar.net

Hope this helps.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JRoberts
01-02-2008, 03:54 PM
I think I got this guy's card at Autofair in April. He specializes in North Carolina Farm Truck Tags, but may be able to help you:

Curtis Barwick
103 Country Club Circle
Clinton, NC 28328

email: cbjw@instrar.net

Hope this helps.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

53k
01-02-2008, 04:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady

I want to get a vintage South Carolina tag for my '61 Cruiser, but all I've been able to find have been commercial tags, beginning with "C", or dealer tags, which cannot be registered or used on vehicles. I've tried Ebay, but none are listed from South Carolina, not from that year, anyway. Are there any online dealers who would have a good selection from different states, that go back to that era? There's been an ad for several months now in a local classifieds paper, but I believe it's a scam because no matter when I call the number, there's no answer, just a recording, and my calls have never been returned.

Google is your friend. Try this search for more sources than you can imagine. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLR,GGLR:2006-03,GGLR:en&q=vintage+license+plates


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
01-02-2008, 04:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady

I want to get a vintage South Carolina tag for my '61 Cruiser, but all I've been able to find have been commercial tags, beginning with "C", or dealer tags, which cannot be registered or used on vehicles. I've tried Ebay, but none are listed from South Carolina, not from that year, anyway. Are there any online dealers who would have a good selection from different states, that go back to that era? There's been an ad for several months now in a local classifieds paper, but I believe it's a scam because no matter when I call the number, there's no answer, just a recording, and my calls have never been returned.

Google is your friend. Try this search for more sources than you can imagine. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLR,GGLR:2006-03,GGLR:en&q=vintage+license+plates


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

jjones
01-02-2008, 04:24 PM
google: American License Plate Collectors association. There is probably a club chapter in North Carolina, and if not, somebody on their web site can tell you where to find plates--new, used, restored, or about any condition you can imagine. The collectors I have dealt with have all been friendly and helpful, too. Good luck.

Jeff

jjones
01-02-2008, 04:24 PM
google: American License Plate Collectors association. There is probably a club chapter in North Carolina, and if not, somebody on their web site can tell you where to find plates--new, used, restored, or about any condition you can imagine. The collectors I have dealt with have all been friendly and helpful, too. Good luck.

Jeff

pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Thanks, I DID find a tag online, and found out it's available for use in South Carolina(I'm NOT in NC, as some apparently thought), and I've ordered it, but have yet to receive confirmation or directions on how to complete the order. Those are supposed to be emailed to me within 12 hours, but I've yet to hear from the guy. I haven't given my credit card information yet, which is good, since the whole 12-hour delay thing is sort of odd, to me, anyway. By far most of the collector tags are not available for use as a "Year of Manufacture" tag, which is what I want, since they are specialty tags designed for military vehicles or commercial vehicles, etc., and SC's DMV does not allow those to be used on passenger-style vehicles, like my Lark.

pitbulllady

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pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Thanks, I DID find a tag online, and found out it's available for use in South Carolina(I'm NOT in NC, as some apparently thought), and I've ordered it, but have yet to receive confirmation or directions on how to complete the order. Those are supposed to be emailed to me within 12 hours, but I've yet to hear from the guy. I haven't given my credit card information yet, which is good, since the whole 12-hour delay thing is sort of odd, to me, anyway. By far most of the collector tags are not available for use as a "Year of Manufacture" tag, which is what I want, since they are specialty tags designed for military vehicles or commercial vehicles, etc., and SC's DMV does not allow those to be used on passenger-style vehicles, like my Lark.

pitbulllady

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Swifster
01-02-2008, 08:32 PM
The 1961 plates came in pairs. Does SC require both plates? Check this first. Also, if I remember correctly, there are a lot of hoops to jump thru to get your plates registered. These may in fact need to be clear. I'd check with your local DMV before buying a specific plate until you know the rules.

EDIT: The numbers do need to be clear! Check the number with the SC DMV to make sure the number is still available. There are certain sequences of numbers that can be used and others that can not be used. The plate (at least initially) can not be restored, and can not have rust. Of course, I'd probably have it done after having the plate registered.

These plates originally came in pairs, but the application doesn't say pairs are required. If you get a pair, you can have the front plate restored while the rear (usually the nicer of the two) used to get registered.

South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana are some of the harder plates to get ahold of because of the humidity. These plates rusted quickly making nice ones a little pricey. Check your numbers before buying...:D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

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Swifster
01-02-2008, 08:32 PM
The 1961 plates came in pairs. Does SC require both plates? Check this first. Also, if I remember correctly, there are a lot of hoops to jump thru to get your plates registered. These may in fact need to be clear. I'd check with your local DMV before buying a specific plate until you know the rules.

EDIT: The numbers do need to be clear! Check the number with the SC DMV to make sure the number is still available. There are certain sequences of numbers that can be used and others that can not be used. The plate (at least initially) can not be restored, and can not have rust. Of course, I'd probably have it done after having the plate registered.

These plates originally came in pairs, but the application doesn't say pairs are required. If you get a pair, you can have the front plate restored while the rear (usually the nicer of the two) used to get registered.

South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana are some of the harder plates to get ahold of because of the humidity. These plates rusted quickly making nice ones a little pricey. Check your numbers before buying...:D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg

blackhawk61
01-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Sharon,
I do not know what SC law is on YOM plates.These folks make really nice reproductions...You can't tell them from original ones.
http://www.licenseplates.tv/

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

blackhawk61
01-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Sharon,
I do not know what SC law is on YOM plates.These folks make really nice reproductions...You can't tell them from original ones.
http://www.licenseplates.tv/

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 10:35 PM
South Carolina no longer requires two plates, only one on the rear of the car. I have checked with the DMV to confirm that the number on the particular plate I'd found was available to be registered and used, and it is. It costs $30.00 to register a YOM tag in South Carolina, and along with that you must provide a copy of proof of insurance and paid taxes on the vehicle-the same things you have to show if you register and tag ANY car in South Carolina. We do not have a vehicle inspection program in this state any longer, so that isn't an issue as it would be in some states. The plate in question appears to have a little edge of rust at the very bottom, but it is clearly readable and has no rust on the main part of the tag, and even the red border of paint is still there at the bottom(SC 1961 tags were white with red border and letters/numbers). I'm fully aware that certain sequences of numbers cannot be registered, including tags designated as commercial or military, which is why I checked to make sure this particular tag could be used. The DMV provides a number you can call to verify if a tag in question can be registered as a YOM tag. Now, it's a matter of the person selling the tag to get back in touch with me, and so far that hasn't happened yet, so it could be a scam.

pitbulllady




quote:Originally posted by Swifster

The 1961 plates came in pairs. Does SC require both plates? Check this first. Also, if I remember correctly, there are a lot of hoops to jump thru to get your plates registered. These may in fact need to be clear. I'd check with your local DMV before buying a specific plate until you know the rules.

EDIT: The numbers do need to be clear! Check the number with the SC DMV to make sure the number is still available. There are certain sequences of numbers that can be used and others that can not be used. The plate (at least initially) can not be restored, and can not have rust. Of course, I'd probably have it done after having the plate registered.

These plates originally came in pairs, but the application doesn't say pairs are required. If you get a pair, you can have the front plate restored while the rear (usually the nicer of the two) used to get registered.

South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana are some of the harder plates to get ahold of because of the humidity. These plates rusted quickly making nice ones a little pricey. Check your numbers before buying...:D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg


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pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 10:35 PM
South Carolina no longer requires two plates, only one on the rear of the car. I have checked with the DMV to confirm that the number on the particular plate I'd found was available to be registered and used, and it is. It costs $30.00 to register a YOM tag in South Carolina, and along with that you must provide a copy of proof of insurance and paid taxes on the vehicle-the same things you have to show if you register and tag ANY car in South Carolina. We do not have a vehicle inspection program in this state any longer, so that isn't an issue as it would be in some states. The plate in question appears to have a little edge of rust at the very bottom, but it is clearly readable and has no rust on the main part of the tag, and even the red border of paint is still there at the bottom(SC 1961 tags were white with red border and letters/numbers). I'm fully aware that certain sequences of numbers cannot be registered, including tags designated as commercial or military, which is why I checked to make sure this particular tag could be used. The DMV provides a number you can call to verify if a tag in question can be registered as a YOM tag. Now, it's a matter of the person selling the tag to get back in touch with me, and so far that hasn't happened yet, so it could be a scam.

pitbulllady




quote:Originally posted by Swifster

The 1961 plates came in pairs. Does SC require both plates? Check this first. Also, if I remember correctly, there are a lot of hoops to jump thru to get your plates registered. These may in fact need to be clear. I'd check with your local DMV before buying a specific plate until you know the rules.

EDIT: The numbers do need to be clear! Check the number with the SC DMV to make sure the number is still available. There are certain sequences of numbers that can be used and others that can not be used. The plate (at least initially) can not be restored, and can not have rust. Of course, I'd probably have it done after having the plate registered.

These plates originally came in pairs, but the application doesn't say pairs are required. If you get a pair, you can have the front plate restored while the rear (usually the nicer of the two) used to get registered.

South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana are some of the harder plates to get ahold of because of the humidity. These plates rusted quickly making nice ones a little pricey. Check your numbers before buying...:D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg


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pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 10:39 PM
I did check with that site, but they do not offer a 1961 SC plate at all, and in fact, only list nine results for SC tags.

pitbulllady



quote:Originally posted by blackhawk61

Sharon,
I do not know what SC law is on YOM plates.These folks make really nice reproductions...You can't tell them from original ones.
http://www.licenseplates.tv/

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC



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pitbulllady
01-02-2008, 10:39 PM
I did check with that site, but they do not offer a 1961 SC plate at all, and in fact, only list nine results for SC tags.

pitbulllady



quote:Originally posted by blackhawk61

Sharon,
I do not know what SC law is on YOM plates.These folks make really nice reproductions...You can't tell them from original ones.
http://www.licenseplates.tv/

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC



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