1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
The plates really do shine, don't they! You know, it's the little things that you add to the car that truly make it special. I always said that if I ever owned a classic car that I would get year of manufacture license plates. A little story for you: When I was driving her through US Customs in Detroit MI, the officer had to ask me what kind of plates were on the car. I said Ontario plates of course. He said, Oh, I've never seen black and white Ontario plates before. I said they are year of manufacture plates. That's what they looked like back in '59. And then I told him the story of how I purchased them from you and that the plates were never used before and still in the original box. He was impressed with that. It's little stories like that that make owning a vintage car great!
My plates are a great conversation piece. Younger people don't even realize that we used to change our metal plates every year. My plates are in such great shape they think I had them made. They always ask: "Why 444 888? What does that mean?" I usually say: "I don't know, that's just the way it is." Then I get: "Well why did you have them made with those numbers?" Of course, I have to tell them the story of how I purchased them [through] your web site, etc. And thanks for the compliment... I always appreciate it when people take an interest in the old girl.