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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’.

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Here at CarReg we have hundreds of new registrations available each week via our stock, agency and reliable dealer network.  You can view a small selection of cheaper car registrations that are in stock or have marked down recently. We strive to provide the best service for every customer who we value enormously.

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What Our Customers Are Saying...

All happened very quickly and smoothly

I posted it for sale a year or so ago. When they found the seller it all happened very quickly and smoothly. There was a number to contact and someone always picked up immediately without the long delays blaming Covid!!! Money received within a couple of days.…

Mr G Sher Hertfordshire

First class company

First class company Russel who arranged my purchase a of private registration sorted everything out for me in such a very professional way the guy knows his job and I would recommend him 100% (Source: Trustpilot)

Kevin Stewart Merseyside

Super responsive

Super responsive. Good comms and a very fast transfer within 24 hours of payment. Would use again for sure. Joanna was first class  (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr P Lockhead Chislehurst

Car Reg are exceptionally efficient

Car Reg are exceptionally efficient, fast and professional. A pleasure doing business with them.  (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr J Salmon Wiltshire

Excellent everything done for me easy…

Excellent everything done for me easy from start to finish.  (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr F Kennedy Cheshire

Quick response with valuations

Quick response with valuations and so far they have made it easy for me to sell my private plate with all the hard work done for you.  (Source: Google reviews)

Mr L Latchford Manchester

Peta was excellent to deal with and....

Peta was excellent to deal with and made the transaction very easy with no issues

Mr B Webster Hinckley

I would highly recommend

I would highly recommend Car Reg first class service and very professional.  (Source: Google reviews)

Mr K Stewart Merseyside

Listing my plate...

Listing my plate was really easy. (Source: Google reviews)

Mr P Mayers Cheshire

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Sell My Number Plate

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.

Number Plate Valuation

Number Plates

CarReg are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of perspex number plates. We are DVLA registered (DVLA RNPS number 27154). All perspex 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

DVLA Number Plates

Within our industry, we tend to label prefix and current registrations as ‘DVLA Number Plates’ as they all originate from DVLA. The first prefix issued was “A” followed by numbers 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 popular gifts where you can make your own plate, prices start from only £155. Use the button below to find out more or search dvla number plates;

DVLA Number Plates

Personalised Number Plates

CarReg have been supplying personalised plates for over 35 years and have built a huge client database with buyers & sellers. Sometimes it can be difficult to supply a totally personalised registration, however, with our unique search system which contains over 65 million records we can do our best to help you! We do have some ultimate high value personalised registrations but also you don’t have to spend thousands, with prices from just £155.  Begin to find a personalised number plate 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 exclusivity, private plates are generally more expensive with prices starting over £1000. You can search for a private plate using the button below;

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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.

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 purchasing 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 factor 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. CarReg have a QR code added to the rear and sides of our company cars, each car has a rare exclusive single letter, single number, cherished number plate.

Purchasing 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. It’s not necessarily the case that all registration plates are an investment and will increase in value but the exclusivity and limited availability of certain combinations do make them desirable among those who see number plates as a stable 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.