This is a great way to raise much needed funding for the state, but CA is doing it wrong and not producing enough of them. Oregon did this recently with a blue and yellow legacy plate - I have one on my Audi S4 Avant. Instead of a waiting list after they received deposits for 7,500 like in CA, they just started making them for anyone who wanted them (at a premium charge) and limited them to I think 15,000. You got them right away and it raised more money.
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