What is a "California Black Plate Car"?
phrase is used alot here in California. What it means is that the car
STILL bears it's original black and yellow California license plate:
a black plate is no guarantee that the car was originally sold in
California, however. If a 1960 Ferrari lived in New York from
1960-1965, then moved to California in 1965 and stayed here, it would
have been issued a black plate around RRR 000 (They were issued
consecutively in alphabetical order, starting at AAA 000 in 1963). The California black plates add a very nice touch of history and provenence and also look really cool on the cars.