Québec issued a new plate in 1976 with the Olympic rings
at center bottom to celebrate the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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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