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Private Number Plates Since 1988

CarReg have over 30 years experience buying and selling personalised and private registrations, we are well respected, trusted dealers. We also have local collection offices scattered around the UK. We are members of all governing bodies and registered resellers of DVLA registrations. We make purchasing private vehicle registration plates as easy and secure as can be!

The first private registration issued in the UK was ’A 1’ (way back in 1903). The current owner also owns ’1 A’.

Latest Offers

Here at CarReg UK, we have a continuous flow with hundreds of new number plates available daily via our stock, agency and reliable dealer network. Here you can view a small selection of cheaper number plates that are in stock or have been reduced recently. We strive to provide the very best service possible for every single customer who we value enormously.

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Number Plate Valuation

We have all the industry knowledge you need when selling a number plate. All valuations are carefully estimated using our vast market experience. We act as agents to financially safeguard both buyer and seller.  We are one of the few companies that can offer to buy your number plate into stock immediately if it suits certain criteria. All transactions are secure and fully guaranteed with CarReg.  Start selling your number plate by applying for a free valuation below.

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DVLA Number Plates

Within our industry, we tend to label prefix and current number plates ‘DVLA Number Plates’ as they all originate from DVLA. The first prefix issued was “A” followed with a number then up to three letters. The current system is also included under the same label (DVLA number plates) with two letters, two numbers and three letters. Both combinations are very popular gifts where you can make your own plate, prices start from only £155. See more information about how to buy using the button below.

DVLA Number Plates

Personalised Number Plates

CarReg have been supplying personalised number plates for over 30 years and have built a massive client database with buyers & sellers. It can be difficult to supply a totally personalised plate however, we tend to have that magic touch with our unique search system which contains over 60,000,000 records! We have ultimate personalised number plates UK but also you don’t have to spend thousands, with prices starting from just £155.  Begin your personalised number plate search using below

Personalised Plates

Private Plates

Within our industry, our passion and speciality has been private plates since starting way back in 1988. Each private plate we have bought or sold over the last three decades has a story. Many of the most exclusive single letter single number combinations are just not for sale and rarely change hands. Due to pure exclusivity, private plates are generally more expensive with prices starting over £1000. You can start your search using the button below or feel free to call us during office hours.

Private Plates

Number Plates

CarReg are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of perspex number plates. We are DVLA registered (DVLA RNPS number 27154). All number plates supplied are the highest quality and 100% road legal. You can order a pair of plates or just one (front or rear) with the standard or 4D font. There are different flag options available, borders and even anti-theft fixing screws . All orders are posted by Royal Mail First Class and will arrive within a few days. Order your Perspex number plates starting below!

Number Plates


You might find the answer below, or please see our full FAQs page for more.

How much is my registration worth?

The best way to find out is to request a free no obligation valuation, right here on our website.

Will you actually buy my registration into stock?

Yes sometimes, but it depends on the letters/numbers. We will provide an outright purchase value if the registration suits our ‘stock’ requirements at the time.

What other costs are involved when buying?

On all transfers, an £80 DVLA transfer fee applies. On Government stock and company owned private registrations, VAT is also applicable. The complete CarReg Transfer service (£25) and physical acrylic number plates (£22) are optional and can be added at checkout.

How long does it take?

Generally for us to supply the actual perspex plate it will only take a few days. We can supply a V750 certificate (ready for online transfer) in your requested name within 5 working days. If you want us to transfer your new number plate to your vehicle for you, this can generally be done within ten days (or quicker). Times are getting faster as the DVLA increase the number of online applications.

Do you take offers?

Offers are not to be considered on cheaper registrations (priced under £1000), although we do offer Klarna ‘Pay in 3’ on those amongst our cherished results. We have sales from time to time where offers may be considered on our stock.

Is a vanity plate the same as a private or personalised number plate?

There are many different words & labels used to describe what we buy and sell. A vanity plate is used more commonly in the USA, however yes, ultimately they are the same. According to Wikipedia, they are also called Vehicle Registration Plates.

How can I get human help?

We are always eager to help. During office hours, 9-5 Mon-Fri our team are available to talk to on 01902 791 997. Outside of those hours, please see our contact page.

Number Plates: Adding a Personalised Touch to Your Vehicle

In today’s world, personalisation has become a key aspect of our lives. From customising our smartphones to tailoring our social media profiles, we seek unique ways to express our individuality. This desire for personalisation extends even to our vehicles, where personalised number plates have gained immense popularity. These custom plates allow drivers to showcase their personality, interests, or even their names on their cars, creating a distinct and memorable statement.

Personalised number plates, also known as private number plates, personal reg, personal registration, personal number plates, or personal registrations, offer a myriad of benefits and are much more than a mere combination of letters and numbers on a metal plate. Personalised number plates have become a popular way for people to express their individuality on the road. These plates allow drivers to customise their vehicle’s registration numbers, incorporating names, words, or combinations of letters and numbers that hold personal significance to the owner. Whether it’s a clever play on words, a sentimental message, or simply an attention-grabbing combination, personal reg plates have captured the attention of many motorists worldwide.

Advantages of Private Number Plates

First and foremost, private number plates allow you to stand out from the crowd. In a sea of vehicles, having a custom plate instantly sets your car apart and makes it easily recognisable. Whether you opt for your initials, a memorable phrase, or a clever wordplay, private plates give your vehicle a unique identity that reflects your personality. It’s an excellent way to make a statement and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

Moreover, private number plates offer a touch of exclusivity. By investing in a custom plate, you can own a combination that no one else has. It’s a way to create a sense of rarity and uniqueness, showcasing your individuality in a tangible and eye-catching manner. This exclusivity also appeals to collectors and enthusiasts who see private number plates as a valuable addition to their car collections.

Another advantage of private number plates is the opportunity to incorporate sentimental or meaningful elements. Many individuals choose to display their names, birthdates, or important milestones on their plates. For example, a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary may opt for a plate that features their special date. This personal touch adds a sentimental value to the vehicle and becomes a cherished part of their life’s story.

Branding with Number Plates Number plates can act as a form of advertising or branding. Businesses often utilise custom number plates to promote their products or services, as they provide a unique and memorable way to display their company name or logo. A number plate can serve as a mobile billboard, attracting attention and creating brand recognition wherever the vehicle travels. Our company "CarReg" now also have a QR code added to the rear and sides of our company cars, each car has totally exclusive single letter, single number plates.
Investing in Private Number Plates In addition to personal expression, private number plates have also become a form of investment. Rare or highly sought-after combinations can appreciate in value over time, making them attractive to collectors and investors. The exclusivity and limited availability of certain combinations make them desirable among those who see number plates as a long-term asset. For example, in the UK, some cherished number plates have been known to sell for significant sums of money at auction, often fetching prices that exceed the value of the vehicles themselves.
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