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Why buy from CarReg?

Established in 1988, CarReg are members of all trade bodies and considered to be 100% trusted UK private number plate dealers. We are also a recognised reseller of DVLA registrations and a registered DVLA number plates supplier #27154 (.UK.Gov).

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Learn About Private Number Plates And Investments

Private Number Plates

CarReg (short for car registrations) actually own many and hold them in stock ready for transfer. You can also make your own number plate which are ideal gifts. We supply brand new numbers which have never previously been issued or used on a vehicle, we have over 50 million car registrations to choose from with cheap number plates available from only £65.

All plates originate from the DVLA, with many having being used on vehicles before with some just purchased as investments.

Perfect Investments

Here at CarReg we have noticed sales have rapidly escalated over the last few years. Knowledgeable investors soon became aware that rare and collectable registrations (especially the dateless plates) have historically been fantastic investments.

Some have performed along the same lines as other traditional investments such as works of art, antiques and property. And of course, they need no up-keep or maintenance. The more common initials will always be better sellers: a plate with “S” at the end. For example, “JS 1″ (there would be quite a few John Smith’s around).

We Have Favourites In Stock

Our favourite numbers in stock are truly collectable! Single letter single numbers (like our stock; P2, 2P, K5, 5K, 8M, 9M, 3D, 3H, 5J etc) have always been the best of the best and very collectable. We have also started collecting two lettered single numbers (like our stock; 8 MB, 8 JB, 9 AM, 6 BB, JW 8, 8 JW etc). All letters are very popular and the single numbers make them perfect investments.

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Learn About The Selling DVLA Number Plates

DVLA Number Plates

The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) is the government department in the UK responsible for managing vehicle related documents such as driving licences and vehicle registration (V5C) documents within Great Britain & Northern Ireland (including maintaining a database of licensed drivers and registered vehicles).

In the late 1980’s, the UK Government started selling DVLA number plates opening up a massive database of previously unissued registration numbers. As well as issuing and selling DVLA registrations, the DVLA administers driving endorsements, penalty points, transfers car registration numbers and organises the collection of vehicle excise duty (also known as road tax, car tax and road fund licence).

The DVLA Selling Number Plates

The DVLA sold prefix registrations under ‘DVLA Select Registrations’, (website dvla-selectregistrations) starting with the ‘A prefix’ range. Buyers would call the designated hotline buying the rights to use the registrations. The A prefix range were very popular and the majority of popular 3 letter combinations all sold out some time ago.

Example registrations, prefix letter ‘A’ then numbers 1 to 20 followed by 3 letters (excluding I,Q,Z), A1 MJB (£499), A11 PJC (£250), A5 RJS (£250), the prices in brackets are all inclusive of VAT and the DVLA £80 transfer fee! Other popular A prefix combinations were registrations like A11 OJS, A11 OMB. Buyers (illegally) moved the O next to the 11 making “A110 JB”. These were popular due to a “real” JB (like JB 1976) costing 10 times more.

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Learn About Personalised Number Plates And Different Styles

Personalised Number plates

The term ‘number plates’ is the most common word or term used for what we buy and sell however, it is not actually the correct definition of our main product or service. These days personalised number plates would maybe a more accurate description.

Number plates are actually the plastic perspex or acrylic plates fitted to the motor vehicle bearing the registration mark or identification number of the vehicle. There are lots of other synonyms used, it seems that the older generation would use the term cherished number plates, but also prefix and dateless number plates. Young drivers generally search for cheap number plates. You can find and buy prefix, suffix and dateless number plates that are truly personalised on this website.

Choosing The Perfect Style

You can make prefix plates such as “A5 JON” using our Make Your Own service. First select the prefix (in this case the letter “A”), then choose from one to three numbers (here we’ve gone for “5″). Lastly pick the final three letters: the “JON” part on the example. Here you may be lucky enough to get your name or part of your name. Many of our customers will choose their initials or those of their spouse or children.

With new current style like “AB55 CDB” you could choose your initials as the prefix letters - AB on our example - then maybe choose your wife’s initials (here “CDB”).

We have found recently that the current style are the most popular around Christmas, this style makes them ideal gifts priced currently at only £155. They are easy to buy and also transfer!

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