Québec issued a new plate in 1976 with the Olympic rings at center bottom to celebrate the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
What is so different about the 76 Quebec passenger plate on the upper right besides the letter and numbers?
It has a pale blue back. Most of the passenger plates show an unpainted aluminum back.
A few, however, were painted a pale blue. Passenger car plates came with and H, L, M or P letter in the center.





1975 Québec license plates were allowed to be used until about March of 1976 during re-registrations.
Sample version shown on the right.


Sample versions of 1976 passenger car plate.


1976 Québec bus plate as noted by A prefix


1976 Québec school bus plate as noted by the AE prefix.
1976 Québec ambulance plate as noted by the AM prefix.



The C prefix on the Québec plate on the left means it was for an equipment tractor owned by a farmer, used exclusively for agricultural purposes.
The Québec plate on the right was used for the consular corps




1976 Québec private school transport plate as noted by the E prefix.


The F prefix on this plate indicates that this plate was issued for a private commercial vehicle greater than 6,000 lbs that was used for hauling merchandise with pecuniary considerations (including service vehicles.)

The FR prefix indicates that this plate was on a vehicle equipped with winch and used exclusively for break-down services to motor vehicles
The FZ prefix on this Quebec plate indicates it was on a leased vehicle used for the transportation of merchandise.




The G prefix means this plate was used on a vehicle that was owned by a government other than Québec.
It would have been used on vehicles owned by municipal corporations, urban communities, certain charitable institutions and public hospitals.
The GQ plate was for Government of
Québec vehicles



L prefix indicates that this plate was used on a vehicle that carried merchandise for pecuniary considerations.



The N prefix indicates this plate was for a farm vehicle used for the purposes of hauling people and merchandise.



The P prefix indicates that this plate was used on an off road vehicle on private roads and properties, as well as in certain isolated areas.



The R prefix means that this plate was used on domestic, commercial and semi-trailers.
The RW prefix indicates that this plate was used on an industrial trailer.

1976 Québec taxi license plate

1976 Québec regional taxi plate as noted by the TR prefix



The U prefix on this 76 Québec plate indicates that it was used on a trailer owned by a farmer. The trailer was used for hauling merchandise.



1976 Québec amateur radio operator plate.

The VL prefix indicates this plate was used on a vehicle that was manufactured or modified for recreational purposes
The VR prefix was used for vehicles that transported bulk materials for a pecuniary consideration



1976 Québec dealer plate as noted by the X prefix.


The Z prefix means that this plate was used on a non commercial for hire vehicle. That could include emergency vehicles such as fire and police. Jean-Louis Beaudoin of Sherbrooke, Québec notes he remembers that in the 70's the Sherbrooke police had "Z" plates when the city rented the patrol cars instead of buying them.


Motorcycle plates have an M prefix, besides the usual difference in size.
A small plate this size with no prefix means the plate was used on a moped.


This small 1976 Québec plate was a special permit issue for trucks or truck/tractors as designated by the CT prefix.


1976 Québec Fisheries boat plate issued to individuals or companies involved in commercial fishing.


A small plate this size with an S prefix means it was used on a snowmobile. The two different styles of numbering with the dash seperator are shown above.




1976 bicyclette/bicycle license plates from Québec towns and cities.




1976 booster license plate from Schefferville, Québec promoting the Arctic Games of that year.



1976 Montreal Olympics Blaupunkt advertising plate.

Plates I am looking to obtain.
(If the prefix letter doesn't show in the list above, I don't have it, and would be interested.)

Images courtesy of Mattheiu Lavoie of Terrebonne, Québec

1976 Québec motor home plate (Habitation motorisée)
1976 Québec plate for equipment tractors owned by farmers and used for agricultural and other purposes

1976 Québec driving school plate (École de conduite--722 plates issued)
1976 Québec plate used on trailers and other equipment owned by government other than that of the province of Québec--municipal corporations, urban communities, certain charitable institutions and public hospitals

1976 Québec hearse plate (Corbillard--241 plates issued)
1976 Québec remote area plate (Routes non reliées--8446 plates issued)

1976 Québec milk delivery truck (Transport produits laitiers et général--L-60000 to L62000 only)
1976 Québec delivery truck trailer plate (Remorque livraison--11006 issued)


1976 Québec rental trailer plate (Remorque de location--7221 issued)
1976 Québec big snowmobile, snow blower plate (Autoneige et souffleuse--1136 issued)

1976 Québec plate for vehicles that have restricted circulations rights

1976 Québec equipment vehicle plate


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