Sunday, June 01, 2014

Time for "Historic" plates

The VIN plate on the door of my first-year Miata says that it was built in May 1989.

Which means that it's now over 25 years old.

NYS DMV says that I can get "Historic" plates for it in the next calendar year: so, January 2015.  But it's already registered through March of 2016. (And "Historic" plates cost more.)

A quick Google doesn't turn up a VIN-decoder that will tell me the exact day it rolled off the line; but it seems to be around #4,0000 in the run.  (The last I knew, production-to-date was in the 900,000 ballpark.)

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