My state (OR) allows for the use of vintage lic plates on "Special Interest" vehicles so I always end up doing some ebay scrounging looking for a correct-year plate. "SP" (special purpose) registration also does away with the (stupid, imo) requirement for a front plate. I just bought a blue-on-gold 1979 tagged plate for Charlene, my 79 Lebaron and wondered if anybody else bothered with this little detail, or if I'm just a noodge. BTW, good-looking old plates can be had for about 10 bucks or less, restored plates are obviously higher. The '76 plates on my truck were $15 for the pair (only needed one so I used the better one) and this one was $9.99 shipped. Pretty cheap detail and a fun conversation starter.