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I know this is off topic but you guys are very knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with registration in the Golden State.

I just got an all original California black plate 1968 Plymouth GTX with a 440 and factory 4 speed.

Anyway, I want to register the black plates but the DMV won't let me because I don't have the original title or registration. I do have paperwork showing the lien sale and in the paperwork it shows the DMV record with the original license plates issused in 1967 which are the same license plates that I have and are in really good shape.

Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Request a personalized plate with the same letters and numbers as your Black plate and then just run you old plate. And be nice to cops who stop you.

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Ca DMV works in strange and mysterious ways. If the plate shows up in the original lien sale papers I don't see a problem...but then I'm a semi reasonable man. I've bought a lien sale truck before and got to keep the original plate. Was your car's license expired over 5 years? If so, that vehicle's plate and VIN number will get purged from the DMV system and if that happens a new plate would probably have to be issued. For some reason DMV doesn't like having the old plates around. I do know that it sometimes helps to "DMV shop", like going to a smaller outlining area DMV. Good luck.

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Request a personalized plate with the same letters and numbers as your Black plate and then just run you old plate. And be nice to cops who stop you.

Brilliant idea! I think I will do that if they won't let me register the actual plates.

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Ca DMV works in strange and mysterious ways. If the plate shows up in the original lien sale papers I don't see a problem...but then I'm a semi reasonable man. I've bought a lien sale truck before and got to keep the original plate. Was your car's license expired over 5 years? If so, that vehicle's plate and VIN number will get purged from the DMV system and if that happens a new plate would probably have to be issued. For some reason DMV doesn't like having the old plates around. I do know that it sometimes helps to "DMV shop", like going to a smaller outlining area DMV. Good luck.

Unfortunately, the car has already been purged from the system. I have tried to 'shop' a couple of DMV's with no luck yet. Thanks for the suggestions.

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