So I've got a friend who has an 78 elco and suggested I get classic car plates. In Wa state you can get them if your vehicle is 30+ years old. They don't require buying tabs every year or emission tests any more, but through my own research have learned that they are ONLY for vehicles that won't be daily drivers. I'm sure I'll get a chuckle out of some of the older fellas here over this topic, but this is the oldest car I've ever had, and the thought of never having to buy tabs again is tempting, but this will be my daily driver.
So my question is has anyone else gotten classic car plates who drive their elco daily, and how strict is this whole thing? I've heard of a few people who have classic car plates on their daily drivers and have never had a problem with police/licensing dept. etc..
I'm leaning more towards doing the right thing, not the cheap thing, but hearing this from a friend who already has an elco with classic plates is kind of making me think this might be o.k.
Here's the Wa page if anyone is interested: