Antique Auto License Plates


State Index
For Sale/Trade

New Jersey    (NJ)

Black-on-straw undated Historic

Authorized 1964 and first issued 1965.  Aluminum pairs with QQ-A100 serial format.  Plate #QQ-B123 was issued in late 1966; #QQ-N379 was issued in early 1979.

Black-on-straw undated Historic (Courtesy)

Registrants with DMV connections could receive special numbers (such as #QQ-T 11, which was issued to a 1911 Model T Ford).

Black-on-straw undated Historic (Reflectorized)

For a few months in 1969-70, the state experimented with a reflectorized background, then returned to the standard non-reflectorized paint.

Buff-on-blue undated Historic

This base appeared in 1979, with numbers continuing from where the old series left off.

Black-on-yellow undated Historic

The "fade" base was first used in 1992.  Current serials are 5 digits (QQ00000 format).

Black-on-yellow undated Historic (Personalized)

Vanity plates, which use a stacked "Q/Q" prefix, are permitted on the "fade" base.


A vehicle qualifies for Historic plates if it is at least 25 years old, owned as a collector's item, and used only for exhibition and educational purposes.


New Jersey Historic Plates, from the site of Jim Moini (ALPCA 6215)

N.J. Historic License Plate Collection of Jeff Fazekas (ALPCA 9896)

New Jersey MVC page about registration fees (including Historic)

New Jersey legislative code covering Historic Vehicles

Online ALPCA Archives - New Jersey [requires member password]


Antique Automobile, Nov-Dec 1964 issue, "New Jersy to Issue Historic License Plates", p 61.

Notes from Barry Black (ALPCA 9752).


                       Site last updated 1-Dec-2016