Antique Auto License Plates


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Louisiana    (LA)

Undated Antique (Type 1)

These steel purple on yellow plates began with #1 in the 1960s.  

Undated Antique (Type 2)

Several variations in color, die style and letter spacing occurred in subsequent years.

 Undated Antique (Type 3)

from eBay

Undated Antique (Type 4)

This version features aluminum construction and a bronze/gold background color.

Undated Red-on-white Antique

This style was issued from 1987 to 1992.  The example shown is a vanity plate.

Fred Schmidt collection

Antique ("Lipstick" base)

This base was introduced in 1993.


Antique plates are available for vehicles at least 25 years old.  The vehicle must not be materially altered from the original manufacturer's specifications.  Usage is limited to "special occasions such as exhibitions, club activities, parades, or other functions of the public interest, or for necessary testing, maintenance, and storage purposes."  The plates are valid for the life of the vehicle.


Lousiana OMV page displaying special plates (including Antique)

Online ALPCA Archives - Louisiana [requires member password]


                       Site last updated 1-Dec-2016