I was on the DMV website today and saw this:
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Evidently the state has developed this program to get vintage-look plates for any year vehicle. You can get gold/black, black/gold, or blue/gold, personalized or sequential for $50. If the program gets 7500 pre-paid
applications before January 2015, the program goes forward. If not, you get your money back, assuming the state hasn't gone broke and spent it by then.
The link is: http://www.dmv.ca.gov