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New Car Dealers use the X-prefix

Click here for dealership plate list,<br>By Joe Wasielewski, ALPCA Member #6996 and Mike Barnes, #6692.

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Above: 1910 Red on White.
Plate assigned to C.H.Pellett, Hudson Dealer in Danielson, Connecticut.
Dealer closed with the last Hudsons. Location is now a parking lot.
(DS collection)

eBay photo

Above: 1911 Dealer plate had reverse colors,
white on blue, and the "D" suffix. (eBay photo)

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Above: 1912 issue, reverse colors, green on white.

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Dealer - 1913

eBay photo

Above: 1914, still using reverse colors. Green on white.

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Above: Dealer 1916, Black on White

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eBay photo

1918 New Car Dealer - Black/White - Flat Plate

1921 Dealer

above: 1921 Dealer plate. (eBay photo)

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Above: 1938, New Car Dealer.

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Above: 1925 Dealer-Special (S). This was used for dealers that sold parts of motor vehicles, but not with an engine, or equipment not for road use. ie. Dump truck bodies. 

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1953 - Black on Aluminum

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1954 - Black/Aluminum 

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Above: 1948 with "screw-on" date tab.

1955 New Car Dealer
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eBay photo

1955 - Black/Silver

1956: Black on Silver
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eBay photo

1956 - Black/Silver

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Above: A 57 tab on a 54-56 base. (JWW collection).

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Above: 1961 New Car Dealer.
(Note: These were one of the only dated plates for 61.)
Number used by Cargill Chevy, Putnam ,CT.

White on Blue, 1962 issue.
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DS collection

1962 - White/Blue

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(DS collection)

1964 - White/Blue

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(eBay photo)

A rare Dealer-Temporary-Sample plate from 1965.
My only question is....Why?

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(DS collection)

1966 White/Blue

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DS collection

Bill Selig Ford

Above: 1970 New Car Dealer. (Bill Selig Ford)

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DS collection

1974 New Dealer (Pierce Buick, Hartford?)
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DS collection

1975 issue, Blue on White
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DS collection

Above: 1975 New car Dealer.

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DS collection

Above 1976 White/Blue

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(DS collection)

Above: 1978 issue.(Capital Garage, Willimantic)

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Above: Dealer New Car, Blue on White.

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DS collection

NOTE: Starting in 1981, dealer plates were renewed with annual decals.
These were different than passenger plate decals till 92 when passenger decals were used.

White on Blue, 80 base with 84 renewal decal.
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DS collection

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(ebay photo)

1986 - Blue/White

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(DS collection)
Above: 1987 plate with decal.

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New Car Dealer

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New Car Dealer decal

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New Car Dealer decal

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New Car Dealer decal

1999 Dealer
(Blue on White)

Above: 1999 New Car Dealer. (eBay photo)

2001 New Car dealer. Black text.
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DS collection

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(DS collection)

Above: New for 2002. Red on reflective silver base. (Crowley Chevrolet)

2003 New Car Dealer
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DS collection

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(Crowley Chevrolet-Hummer)

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2007 New car dealer. Orange text.
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DS collection

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Above: 2003 - Special Dealer, typically issued to dealers that sell non-engine vehicle parts, ie, Trailers, Oil Tanker Bodies.

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Motorcycle Dealer - New

Ebay Photo
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Above: 1972 - White/Blue - New Motorcycle Dealer

Photographed on bike.
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Above:  2004 - Green/Gray Reflective - Motorcycle new dealer