Antique Vehicle Plates

Antique motor vehicles may display Horseless Carriage, Collector vehicle, or Restored license plates depending on the age of the vehicle.

  • H/C (Horseless Carriage) are at least 40 years old or older
  • MCH (Motorcycle Horseless Carriage) are at least 40 years or older
  • RES (Restored/Collector) are at least 30 years or older
  • RSM (Restored Motorcycle/Collector) are at least 30 years or older

Any of the above can have a customer-provided set of plates of same color design and year application applied to the vehicle. This requires the customer to bring in one of the original plates to the DOL office along with the Title. The Title is reissued showing the original plate number as Equipment number. A picture of the plate is sent in along with the title to Olympia for processing.