moini.net - Jim Moini's License Plates
NEW CAR DEALER PREFIXES This page is a list of all of the prefixes seen on NEW CAR DLR plates from 1960 to the present.
The letters reserved for standard issue NEW CAR DLR plates are DAA to DKZ.
 
1960
Enbossed date 1960.
Highest number seen: DBJ-35 2

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
1961
Embossed date 1961.
All 1960 plates were replaced when these were issued.
Highest number seen: DAX-88 14

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
1962 BASE
Tab slots on bottom; stickers used 1962-1964.
All 1961 plates were replaced when these were issued.
Highest number seen: DBZ-76 4

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
1965 BASE
Tab slots on top; stickers used 1965 and up.
Looks like all 1962 base plates were replaced when these were issued.
Stickers up to 1977 seen on this base.
Highest number seen: DHH-24 1

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DH
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
1969 BASE
No more tab slots.   Some of these are reflectorized.
This base was used alongside the 1965 base until 1982.
Highest number seen: DDH-27 2

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
1979 BASE
These plates started being issued in 1982.
At this time, all existing dealer plates were replaced with blue plates.
Highest number seen: DEA-29 20

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DE
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
1992 BASE
These are the "3M-1" graphic plates.   They started appearing in 1992, and all existing blue plates were replaced.
Some late issues had leading zeroes on the car numbers.
Highest number seen: DFC-94 06

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DE
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DF
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
2002 BASE
These are the Avery/3M-2 plates - identified by a new, wider "New Jersey" wordmark.
These came out in 2002 ... and all of the 1992 graphic plates were still valid.
The helix hologram started appearing in 2009.
Highest number seen: DJN-12 41
The first "reverse" issues were seen on this base (only the DFG suffix) - highest number seen: 27 42 DFG

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DE
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DF
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DG
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DJ
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DFG
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

 
2014 FLAT
The flat plates were issued in mid-2014.   The embossed graphic dealer plates back to 1992 are still valid and remain on the roads.
Highest number seen: DFC-84 27
The "reverse" DFG plates are still being issued - highest number seen: 28 50 DFG

DA
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DE
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

DF
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DFG
New Jersey New Car Dealer License Plate


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