Nov 08 2011

The 1931 Caddy with Two Long Island Motor Parkway Plates


One classic car that really caught my eye at the 2011 Cradle of Aviation Museum Car Show hosted by the Long Island Sound Region of CCCA was this beautiful 1931 V-8 Cadillac. Look closer at the radiator and you will see two authentic Motor Parkway license plates in mint condition and previously not recorded in the Motor Parkway License Plate Census.

 

  #130 is the 11th surviving Motor Parkway plate for 1932...the highest quantity of the 30 different Motor Parkway plates. 
 

 

 

 #7 is the 7th known existing plate for the final year in which the Motor Parkway porcelain plates were produced.

 

 


From 1912 to 1937, an estimated 7,400 Long Island Motor Parkway license plates were manufactured including 6,700 regular plates and 700 golf club plates. Adding the two new plates shown above, here are the  known surviving plates. If you have a Motor Parkway plate that is not listed, please send a jpeg to me at Howard@Kroplick.com .


Motor Parkway License Plate Census- Updated: November 22, 2011

......... Regular Color.........

...........Combo...............# Known Quantity


1912....White & Red..................................0

1913....White/Blue....................................0

1914....Red/White.....................................0

1915.....Black/Yellow.................................0

1916.....Yellow/Black.................................0

1917.....Black/White..................................0

1918.....White/Blue....................................1

1919.....Brown/White.................................0

1920.....Yellow/Black.................................0

1921.....Black/Green..................................0

1922.....Unknown.......................................0

1923.....White/Blue....................................0

1924.....Red/White....................................3

 

 

 

1925.....Blue/Gray.....................................1

 

 

 

1926.....Green/White................................ 1

 

 

 

1927.....Orange/Blue.................................1

 

 

 

1928.....Red/White....................................8

 

 

 

1928.....Yellow/Green (Golf).....................2

 

1929.....Black/White............................... .6

 

 

 

1929.....Blue/White (Golf)..........................2

 

 

 

1930.....Red/White....................................8

#25 belonged to the National Highway Association

 

 

1930.....Black/Yellow (Golf) ......................1

 

 

 

1931.....Red/White.....................................11

 

 

 

1931.....Blue/White (Golf)..........................1

 

 

 

1932.....White/Black..................................11

#158 belonged  to E.F. Hutton

 

 

1932.....White/Green (Golf)........................2

 

 

 

1933.....White/Orange................................3

 

 

 

1934.....Blue/White....................................7

 

 

 

1935.....Black /Red....................................3

#1 belonged to stockbroker Joseph Grier

 

 

1937.....Blue/White....................................7

#100 belonged to William K.Vanderbilt, Jr.

 

 

 

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............Total............................................79



Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com and the Internet:

 

 

Long Island Motor Parkway Porcelain Census
Updating Eric Taylor’s Census of Long Island Motor Parkway License Plates
Archives: Long Island Motor Parkway License Plates

Article “The License Plates of the Vanderbilt Long Island Motor Parkway”

Insight Into Long Island Motor Parkway License Plates

Archives: Vanderbilia

Highlights from the 2011 Cradle of Aviation Museum Annual Car Show
 

Index: Archives on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

Archives: Monthly Highlights (2008-2011)

 




Comments

Nov 13 2011 Tom 9:13 AM

Hope more plates will be discovered ~ it’s always a possibility.

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