[E-Type] Re: XKE purchase

Hi Jackson…

Zloz is right, there are plenty of sound E-types
right here in So. Cal…It’s a risky game to buy a
car without having it checked out thoroughly,
either by yourself or by someone who really
knows these automobiles…I saved my purchase/resto
money for a year, looked at cars for 6 months, and
ended up buying a car that was garaged about 2
miles from me. It ended up being a rust free, black
plate California car…It pays to bide one’s time.
The market’s not really “hot” right now for E-types
like it was in 89 either…Should you find something
locally, there are plenty of good folks here that would
help you check out a car if you need, just ask…

Good Luck,
Pat H
64FHC
Fullerton, CA

Whats the deal with “black Plate” California car? Ive
seen this reference in adds. Its the licence plate
right?

Michael Spiers
White Plate Illinois car

Hi Jackson…
It ended up being a rust free, black— Pat Harrington patharr@gte.net wrote:
plate California car.
Pat H
64FHC
Fullerton, CA


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Means the car has been licenced in Calif since 1966 (or so) or earlier
when they issued those color plates. Sort of a status symbol.
LLoyd

michael spiers wrote:>

Whats the deal with “black Plate” California car? Ive
seen this reference in adds. Its the licence plate
right?

Michael Spiers
White Plate Illinois car

So your licence plates stay with the car when there
sold? ours travel with the owner to their next car.
Of course all of ours are white, or white with
corrosion depending on the age. no status symbols
here.

Michael Spiers— LLoyd G Nolan soothsayer@redshift.com wrote:

Means the car has been licenced in Calif since 1966
(or so) or earlier
when they issued those color plates. Sort of a
status symbol.
LLoyd

michael spiers wrote:

Whats the deal with “black Plate” California car?
Ive
seen this reference in adds. Its the licence
plate
right?

Michael Spiers
White Plate Illinois car


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Pat, Thanks for the advise.
I received several Emails similar to yours, with a recommendation to purchase
a car locally with a good prepurchase inspection. If you should hear of any
XKE roadster 66 thru 69 please pass my name along. I am looking for a weekend
driver not a show car.
Thanks in advance
Jackson
jacknshaw@aol.com

The black color plates date back to a certain time - - perhaps the 60s or so

    • and indicate that the car has not been re-registered since it first
      received the black plate. Supposed to indicate a one owner car, but of
      course, no guarantee that the owner took good care of it!
      Sorry, not correct. A black plate can travel from owner to owner. No
      telling how many. What is does signify is that the car is an original
      California car.

Regards,

Will
Rocklin CA

In a message dated 2/23/00 11:06:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
michaelspiers@yahoo.com writes:

<< Whats the deal with “black Plate” California car? >>

The black color plates date back to a certain time - - perhaps the 60s or so

    • and indicate that the car has not been re-registered since it first
      received the black plate. Supposed to indicate a one owner car, but of
      course, no guarantee that the owner took good care of it! New Jersey plates
      were once a sort of cerulean blue with ivory lettering. They have a certain
      cachet with a certain kind of inverse snob because it supposedly implies that
      they have been here since before the “new” money started moving in.

Warren
(With new beige glo-in-the-dark plates . . but they are on an old Jag!)
(Not too much money of the old or new kind.)

Warren

In a message dated 2/23/00 10:02:41 PM Eastern Standard Time,
info@7starcomp.com writes:

<< Sorry, not correct. A black plate can travel from owner to owner. No
telling how many. What is does signify is that the car is an original
California car. >>

Thanks. I had a feeling I might not have had it quite right!
Warren

In a message dated 2/23/00 10:02:41 PM Eastern Standard Time,
info@7starcomp.com writes:

<< What is does signify is that the car is an original
California car. >>

But what if a car had been bought in, say, New Jersey, in 1961 and
transferred with its owner to California in 1962 or 3; what color plate
would have been issued to the car that was purchased out-of-state to
distinguish it from one that had been purchased in California?

Warren

In a message dated 2/24/00 3:14:26 AM, Han85xj6@aol.com writes:

<< << Whats the deal with “black Plate” California car? >>

The black color plates date back to a certain time - - perhaps the 60s or so

    • and indicate that the car has not been re-registered since it first
      received the black plate. Supposed to indicate a one owner car >>

They were still being issued when I was there in 1968. If my memory’s right
(an iffy proposition) they indicate not a 1 owner car but, as the plate
stayed with the car when it was sold, a car that’s been registered in
California all along. Thus a '63 without black plates isn’t a native
Californian. That said, I wonder why, in 1991 when we bought our 86 Mustang
in San Diego, the owners wanted us too mail their vanity plates back after we
used them to get it back to Ohio. Can those be reused on another car? Can a
Californian help me out on that one?
Jim 67 OTS (I think my question qualifies as drivel…but I’d still like to
know.)