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Where does a Number Plate Dealer buy number plates from?

At Carreg we have different ways of buying and supplying number plates to the public.  Each system, whether buying or selling for immediate use,  for a future investement or a gift, works slightly differently but is also a seamless process.  Here we explain the procedure.

Where does a Number Plate Dealer buy number plates from?

Over the last 30 years we have been buying number plates from different sources. In the early days, we would find old historic, sometimes rusty vehicles across the UK in barns alongside tractors and other farm vehicles. The vehicles had to be resurrected with MoT and Tax ready for DVLA inspection. Unfortunately (for buyers, dealers and investors) most have now been found or the vehicles have long been scrapped and the cherished numbers lost forever.

We have also seen cars driving in the opposite direction making a "U" turn to approach the owner of the car bearing rare cherished numbers to enquire as to their availability.   

DVLA Auctions 

We have also purchased thousands of private plates for stock and on behalf of clients from DVLA personalised registrations auctions (online and in person) Many of the most prestigious and short number (single numbers and 2 letters for example) have been sold by DVLA since they began in 1989.

DVLA New Release

Throughout the 90's and Naughties,  DVLA released all of the Prefix ranges reserving the numbers 1-20 and some with more digits for special release.  The final prefix release were the F-Prefix range in August 2009.   Since 2001 DVLA have had two new Current Style releases each year and sometimes there are popular combinations worth grabbing and selling on.   Each April, DVLA now release approximately 100,000 numbers in what is known as an "extended range" release, issuing numbers 21, 23-29, 31, 121, 123 and 321 with certain prefix year letters.

General Public

We still purchase many number plates from the UK public, we are approached by hundreds of potential sellers every day of the week requesting valuations with a view to selling. Some sellers want to sell quickly so in some cases are able to make an outright purchase offer.  Many old issue cherished number plates have been amongst the second hand market for decades.

Currently CarReg have almost 1000 private number plates in stock, all obtained from the various sources mentioned above.  

When purchasing a Number Plate from our 'Make Your Own' tool

    Purchasing to use ASAP?

    The make your own number plate can be supplied and transferred to your vehicle within a few days. You can transfer yourself or you can pay CarReg a small admin fee (at the point of purchase) to transfer for you. This is an easy and straight forward process. CarReg conduct many transfers every day!

    Purchasing a Make Your Own Number Plate as a gift?

    This number plate can be supplied (within a few days) on a Government certificate which will be valid for 10 years. We recommend that you insert the certificate into a gift card. We can also supply the actual number plates for you to gift wrap. The number can be transferred to a car at anytime thereafter.  They really do make ideal personalised gifts!

    Purchasing a Make Your Own number plate for Investment or future use?

    Historically make your own number plates have been perfect investments with no maintenance or upkeep. You can keep the number securely on a Government certificate for as long as you wish and transfer it to a vehicle any time!

    When purchasing a Number Plate which we hold In stock

    Purchasing a stock number plate to use ASAP?

    A stock number plate can be supplied and transferred to your vehicle within a few days. This is an easy and straight forward process. CarReg conduct many transfers every day!

    Purchasing as a gift?

    A Stock number plate can be supplied (within a few days) on a Government certificate which will be valid for 10 years. We recommend that you insert the certificate into a gift card. We can also supply the actual number plates for you to gift wrap. The number can be transferred to a car at anytime thereafter.  They really do make ideal personalised gifts!

    Purchasing a stock number plate for investment or future use?

    Historically number plates have been perfect investments with no maintenance or upkeep. You can keep the number securely on a Government certificate for as long as you wish and transfer it to a vehicle any time!

    CarReg Offer a 100% Full Money Back Guarantee!

    When purchasing a Number Plate which we are selling on an agency (commission) basis

    We sell these kind of number plates on behalf of a client, on a commission basis. For your assurance, we have been successfully selling number plates this way for over 30 years.

    Purchasing a commission number to use ASAP?

    A number plate sold on an agency basis can be supplied and transferred to your vehicle within around 10 days. Our expert staff expedite every transfer via the DVLA as quickly as possible. This is an easy and straight forward process. CarReg conduct many transfers every day!

    Purchasing a commission number as a gift?

    This number plate can be supplied on a Government certificate within around 14 days. We recommend that you insert the certificate into a gift card. We can also supply the actual number plates for you to gift wrap. The number can be transferred to a car at anytime thereafter. They really do make ideal personalised gifts!

    Purchasing a commission number for investment or future use?

    Historically commission number plates have been perfect investments with no maintenance or upkeep. You can keep the commission number securely on a Government certificate for as long as you wish and transfer it to a vehicle any time!

    Actual Number Plates

    You can also order perfect quality perspex number plates at the point of purchase. They will be delivered through your letter box within a couple of days. The plates are ideal to gift wrap! 

    We wish to assure you that CarReg have been industry leaders for over 30 years. We are DVLA registered number plate suppliers, DVLA registered re-sellers and also members of all trade governing bodies. 

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