<VV> original plates on a collector car

W Halsey hihal at roadrunner.com
Mon Apr 5 17:00:08 EDT 2010

I grew up in WV and one of the unique businesses that I remember was a local
license service. They had a reputation of being able to cut through red tape
and likely have inside contacts. The business is called Slicks License
Service and has been around at least 40 years. I would give them a call and
see what they can do for you instead of talking to the BMV folks direct.
Wade Halsey

Beckley, WV 25801

   - (304) 253-5853

Bill Stanley wrote:
<One of my Corvairs came with its original plates and I have been  very
thankful that the previous two owners did not keep them. ***"By original
to a car" I mean the very first set of plates the car ever had.>

This presents an interesting question.  I've long dreamt of locating  my
big sister's '63 Monza.  She bought it new at a year-end close-out sale  in
late August.  I still have its original plates but they were for '64 as
Virginia, in those days, was issuing '64 plates by late August '63 when she

titled it (she bought it in Ohio to save on sales tax).  I wonder, if I
found and acquired the car, if I were for some reason to go back to West
Virginia to register it, if I could persuade the West Virginia DMV  that the
plates should be allowed for this '63 model car since they were  afterall
the first plates that the W.Va. DMV issued for the car when it was  brand

~Bil Stanley

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