DVLA Number Plate Auctions
The next DVLA Auction is to be held at ONLINE ONLY Sale on 10th to 16th January 2024.
The DVLA have been holding auctions since 1989. All sales for the foreseeable future will be Timed (Online only) with 9 scheduled to take place during 2024.
DVLA Auction 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.
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 service, we are the professionals with all aspects of the process covered in one place.
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 auction, saving clients both 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 currently have two types of auction. There are “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 and often more expensive number plates are sold. During the Covid-19 pandemic all auctions moved to Online and the final “Live Auctions” sale was held in Stratford in October 2023. Typically reserve prices start at £250 but even some with low reserve prices have been known to sell for high prices in the tens of thousands. Usually the highest sellers of the auction will be £50,000+ with the lowest values achieved being just a few hundred.
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.