DVLA Number Plates

What are DVLA Number Plates?

The DVLA number plate system creates and records vehicle registrations and so has a key role to play in the provision of DVLA Number Plates.  Many available personalised registrations are offered directly from unissued government stock from the DVLA, which comprises of approximately 50 million unissued personalised number plates.

This stock mainly includes Current and Prefix plates. You can browse and buy directly from this huge stock using our Make Your Own Number Plate service.

Within the industry terms DVLA Number Plates or DVLA Registrations identify unissued government registrations sourced directly from the DVLA as opposed to those from private sales.

The DVLA became aware that certain registrations and dvla number plates had either issued to new vehicles or sold from its unissued stock were being traded on for significant sums.  Some popular plates will prove to be great investments over time.

This was usually because many DVLA number plates happened to resemble words or names. To capitalise on this the DVLA started reserving registrations with low numbers in order to sell through their auctions and maximize their true market value potential.

The Top 12 most expensive DVLA number plates sold at DVLA Auctions (since 1989) include:-  25 0  £400,000 is the current record holder, 1 D £285k, 51 NGH £245k,  1 RH £196k,  K1 NGS  £185k,  KR15 HNA £180k, 1 O  £170k,  1 A £160k, 1 OO £156k,  2 O  £115k,  6 B £102k,  250 L £100k,  whilst names spelt perfectly such as  S1 NGH £89k,  DAV 1D £50k,  S1 MON £59k,  N1 GEL £60k, N1 CKY £55k ,ANN 1E £29k, as well as many other short numbers & names making significant sums when going under the hammer.   How long will it be before the current record is beaten again?

The DVLA started selling number plates in the late nineteen eighties, holding high value auctions run by Christie’s and later Bonhams< selling numbers like 1 J, 1 A & K1 NGS (for £240,000).  ELL 1E sold for a big price back in 1991 for £35,000 and in 1996 both N1 CKY & P1 LOT sold for £55k and £66k respectively.  1 D went under the hammer and sold for a record £285,000 in 2009 until it was beaten by 25 0 in 2014 making £400,000 on the hammer (for the rare & valuable 1953-1964 classic ‘Ferrari 250′)

Since then DVLA have played a major role within the industry releasing millions of new DVLA number plates into the UK vehicle registrations system.

The next DVLA Auction will be held at  Oxford Belfry Hotel, Thame, OX9 2JW.  18th-20th July 2018 - You can see more info here

Recognised Reseller of DVLA Registrations

CarReg – Registered DVLA Number Plates Supplier

There are now two different formats of DVLA registration, “prefix” style which are of the A123 ABC format and the “current” style which are of the AB51 ABC format.

Today, you can buy DVLA Number Plates (From ONLY £170 – IDEAL GIFTS) “off the shelf”. You can browse the different combinations available or make your own DVLA number plates with Carreg.

Would you like to make your own prefix DVLA Number (EG: Y1 ABC) OR would You like to make your own current style DVLA Number Plate (EG: AB11 ABC)? Choose either from only £170, they really do make great gifts!

Choose which type of DVLA Plates you would like in three easy steps – From our Make Your Own DVLA Number Plate page;

  1. Select a prefix letter; A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W,X,Y    (excl I,O,Q,Z)
  2. Select a number; 1 to 20, you can also choose multiples of ten (20,30 etc + 22,33 etc) and higher numbers like 100,200 etc and 111,222 etc.
  3. Select the letters you require, most people go for initials here but you may be lucky and find an abbreviation of your name like DRN for Darren, RUS for Russell or JAS/JSN for Jason!

DVLA Registrations – Buy Online

It is easy to choose your own DVLA number plates, if they are gifts, we suggest you buy online as above and also choose to buy the actual perspex plates. We will deliver ready for you to gift wrap and also the official DVLA V750 Certificate of Entitlement ready to insert into a gift card!  We have sold thousands of numbers this way for gifts, it really is that simple. So use the search box at the top of this page and start looking for your perfect DVLA number plates.