As you are aware, legislation was enacted in 2012 to establish the California Legacy License Plate Program. Assemblymember Mike Gatto, the sponsor of the new law, has recently provided us with production samples of the plates that replicate plates from the state's past (below).
The plates have been available for pre-order using the form attached at the link: California Legacy License Plate Pre-Order Form (REG 17L) The plates cost $50 for non-personalized or personalized plates.
Consumers may choose from one of three classic designs from the 1950s-1960s. However, the law only allows until January 1, 2015 to reach the required minimum 7,500 pre-orders for any one of the plate styles. Currently, none of the plates have reached the required number of applications.
Black lettering on yellow background: 1,213 applications received
Yellow lettering on black background: 4,224applications received
Yellow lettering on blue background: 901 applications received
If 7,500 applications are not received by Jan. 1, 2015, any fees paid for the California Legacy plates will be refunded to the applicant.