|In mid-1979, the colors of New Jersey plates changed for the first time in 20 years.|
The numbers retained the "buff" color, while the background went to light blue.
The buff on blue series started at 100-LAA.
1980100-MEA - 999-PHZ
The "O" series was reserved for OMNIBUS plates.
1981100-PJA - 999-SBZ
The "Q" series was not issued.
1982100-SCA - 999-USZ
The "T" series was reserved for TRAILER plates.
1983100-UTA - 999-WVZ
1984100-WWA - 999-ZUZ
The "X" series was reserved for COMMERCIAL plates.
1985100-ZVA - 999-ZZZ
This series ended in January 1985 at 999-ZZZ.