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DVLA Number Plate Auctions

The next DVLA Plate Auction is to be held ONLINE ONLY Sale on 19th to 25th June 2024.

The DVLA have been holding personalised number plate auctions since 1989. All sales for the foreseeable future will be Timed (Online only) with 9 scheduled to take place during 2024.

Search registrations in the next DVLA Number Plate Auction

DVLA Auctions Bidding Service

CarReg are expert buyers and can bid for you for only £250 (fee is only charged if your bid is successful). Our fee is discounted to just £200 plus VAT if the Lot sells for under £1500.

DVLA Auctions can be expensive for the inexperienced, so let us take the strain and bid for you! You have nothing to lose. We only charge a small booking fee of £30 + VAT. We can also advise on registration transfer, and can supply road-legal physical perspex plates as we are a DVLA Registered Number Plates Supplier (RNPS - 27154)

Look no further for an all round DVLA number plates auction service. We are professionals with years of experience and all aspects of the buying process are covered with us.

Ready to bid at the next DVLA auction?

If you would like to bid for a number plate in a DVLA number plate auction, you can either find the registration on our website DVLA auction search and then follow the steps to secure your bid online, or we can manage the process manually, but in this case, simply call us 01902 791997.

Whichever way you choose to submit your bid, please ensure you read our full DVLA Auction terms.

Our DVLA Auction credentials

CarReg have been sponsoring the Number Plates Auction Price Guide and The Car Numbers Book for over 30 years. We have attended almost every DVLA Auction sale either in person or have bid remotely online.  We have excellent knowledge of how the auctions work and can often accurately estimate what many will sell for in an ever changing market. We have acquired thousands of private car numbers by way of number plate auctions, saving clients time and money. Dealers and traders often purchase stock from auctions although competition is high and as such they are not always representative of being good value.

Types of DVLA number plate auctions

The DVLA previously had two types of auction. There were “Live Auctions” and “Timed” (Online only) sales. The ‘Timed Auctions’ were originally for lower priced year letter numbers and the Live Auction of Personalised Registrations, where more select desirable number plates are sold. During the Covid-19 pandemic all auctions moved to Online and the final “Live Auction” sale was held in Stratford in October 2023. In both number plate auctions typically reserve prices start at £250 but even some with low reserve prices have been known to sell for high prices. Usually the highest sellers of the auction will be £50K+ with the lowest values achieved being just a few hundred pounds.

Buy Number Plates to sell on in future

We have built a large client base of customers who ask us to buy number plates from auctions with a view to selling them on for profit either immediately or at a later date. Past auction prices show prices have risen steadily over the last 30 years.  By using our knowledge and guidance, clients should get a healthy return on their investment (ROI). You and your family can also enjoy the use of the number plates whist earning money when they sell.  Auction prices have risen considerably over the years due to strong public interest and more and more people seeing them as potential investments.

It is easy and straight forward to buy a number plate from a DVLA auction. After all successful bids, payment is required immediately. DVLA then issue the V750 certificate of entitlement within 14 days which can then be used to assign to a vehicle of your choice, or held on Certificate for 10 years.

The next DVLA Auction

Search or view a list of private number plates to be sold at the next DVLA Auction, which will be held on 19th to 25th June 2024TIMED AUCTION, Online Only

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