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Indiana    (IN)

Undated Historic Motor Vehicle, Type 1

Issued as single plates, measuring 6 1/4 x 12", made of steel, with numbers starting at 1.  Reportedly debuted in the late 1950s.

Undated Historic Motor Vehicle, Type 2

Higher numbered undated plates feature bolt holes instead of slots.

Undated Historic Motor Vehicle, Type 3

Here the bolt holes moved to the corners.

Undated Historic Motor Vehicle, Type 4

The highest numbered undated plates have the bolt holes moved in from the corners (though not quite to the same position as Type 2).

1977 Historic Motor Vehicle

With this first dated issue, the state name was abbreviated.

1978 Historic Motor Vehicle

1979 Historic Motor Vehicle

1980 Historic Motor Vehicle

1981 Historic Motor Vehicle

Beginning this year, the size became 6 x 12".  Also, the alignment of "Historic Motor Vehicle" was altered and the position of "IND" was changed.

1982 Historic Motor Vehicle

1983 Historic Motor Vehicle

1984 Historic Motor Vehicle

1985 Historic Motor Vehicle

1986 Historic Motor Vehicle

1987 Historic Motor Vehicle

1988 Historic Motor Vehicle

1989 Historic Motor Vehicle

1990 Historic Motor Vehicle

1991 Historic Motor Vehicle

1992 Historic Motor Vehicle

1993 Historic Motor Vehicle

1994 Historic

In 1994, the caption changed to simply "Historic", the color scheme changed to maroon on white, and the material changed from steel to aluminum. 

1995 Historic

1996 Historic

Beginning in 1996, all printing except the serial was screened, not embossed.  This issue was renewed for 1997 and 1998 with stickers.

1999 Historic

The dated 1999 issue was renewed with stickers for subsequent years.

Jack Walker collection

2004 Historic

Another dated issue that was renewed annually with stickers.

2009 Historic

This new, fully flat design saw the iconic touring car replaced by the state seal.

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USAGE

A vehicle must be 25 years old or older to qualify for Historic plates.

LINKS

Indiana BMV page about Antique Vehicle License Plates

Online ALPCA Archives - Indiana [requires member password]

 

                       Site last updated 1-Dec-2016