Illinois passenger car plate

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Illinois passenger car plate

Gallery of Illinois License Plates

Standard-issue passenger car plates issued 1911 to present

 

Now up to 99 years in my collection; all 108 years shown on this page. 

Latest noteworthy updates to this page
  • July 9, 2017  –  Added a photo of a 2017 plate I've added to my collection and a candid photo of a 2018 plate in actual use. 
  • May 1, 2017  –  Upgraded my 1964 plate. 
  • February 1, 2017  –  Replaced photo of someone else's 1927 plate with a photo of one I've added to my collection.  Added a placeholder for a 2018 plate. 
  • August 27, 2016  –  Added a photo of a 2016 plate. 

Introduction

This page will eventually show one Illinois passenger car plate for each year they've been issued, featuring plates from my collection.  Illinois is my wife Debbie's home state. 

If you have, or can take, a digital photo of a plate from a year not shown below, send it to me in an e-mail attachment.  I'll add it to this page, and will credit you for submitting it.  For any plates dated 1955 or earlier, please also provide me with the dimensions of the plate, so that I may make the size of the image in proportion to the others. 

Gallery of Illinois passenger car plates, 1911 to present

The 1911 plate (which is undated) is badly discolored; it should have a white background.  The 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1923, and 1930 plates have been repainted.  Some of these plates have reasonably accurate colors, while others do not.  In particular, the shade of the 1918 plate is quite different than the original paint.  The background of the 1916 plate was repainted with red primer paint; the correct color is silver.  However, the numbers on this plate still have their original black paint. 

(1911 – Cochran photo / plate; 1912 and 1914 – Likar photos / plates; 1915, 1918, 1921, and 1923 – Podlesak photos / plates; 1917 – Brower photo / plate.)  2018 – candid photo of plate in actual use.) 

1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Page credits

Thanks to those who have directly contributed to the information on this page:  David Brower, Howard and Marilyn Podlesak, Eric Cochran, and Dan Likar. 

Brower, Podlesak, Cochran, and Likar photos are presumed to be copyrighted by David Brower, Howard and Marilyn Podlesak, Eric Cochran, and Dan Likar, respectively, and are used with permission. 


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