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DVLA Number Plates - Timed Auction 13th-19th May 2020

This week there are 1250 DVLA Number Plates up for grabs.  This Auction has been amended from a LIVE sale to an Online only timed sale, due to the Covid-19 lockdown measures and socially distancing compliance.

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Why buy from CarReg?

Established in 1988, we’re members of all governing bodies and are well respected, trusted private number plate agents. We are a government recognised reseller of DVLA registrations and a registered DVLA number plates supplier #27154. We make purchasing your new Car Reg as easy and secure as can be.


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

How much is my number plate worth?

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

Do you buy number plates?

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

Do you take offers?

Yes, sensible offers are always welcome. Accepted offers usually fall within 10% of the asking price. (Offers tend not to be considered on number plates priced under £400, although we do offer Klarna ‘Pay in 3’ on those amongst our ‘Cherished Plates’ results)

What other costs are involved?

On all numbers an £80 DVLA transfer fee applies. On Government stock and company owned 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.

Private Registrations

We are one of the few dealers that actually hold many plates in stock.

We can supply brand new numbers which have never previously been issued via our make your own webpage. We have over 50 million to choose from starting from only £65 on our cheap number plates webpage.

CarReg (short for car registrations) we have noticed that sales rapidly escalated over the last few years as knowledgeable investors soon became aware that private number plates may be collectable similar to works of art or antiques.

Our favourite numbers in stock are truly collectable! Single letter single numbers (like; P2, 2P, K5, 5K, 8M, 9M, 3D, 3H, 5J etc) have always been the best of the best and very collectable.


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. In the late 1980’s, the UK Government started selling DVLA number plates.  The DVLA opened up their massive database using the name ‘DVLA Select Registrations’ selling previously unissued registrations.

First came the ‘A prefix’ then numbers 1 to 20 followed by 3 letters (excluding I,Q,Z), A1 MJB (£499), A11 PJC (£250), A5 RJS (£250), prices were 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. Later the H,J,K etc then also B and C ranges.

Personalised Registrations

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 plates fitted to the motor vehicle bearing the 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. Young drivers generally search for cheap number plates.

We have found recently that the current style (EG AB12 ABC)  are the most popular around Christmas time, priced at only £155 of course make this style ideal gifts. They are easy to buy and also transfer!

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Federation of Small Businesses
Cherished Numbers Guild