PRIVATE NUMBER PLATES We have everything you need to find you your perfect private reg! There’s a reason that you are here. You are probably thinking about buying yourself or a loved one private number plates. And why not! They are an amazing way to set your car apart and give it that luxury appeal. We can provide you with a private reg in a whole host of formats and combinations. Naturally, your vehicle is issues with a standard registration upon manufacture. These hold no value other than being away to differentiate between your vehicle and another. So it comes as no surprise that you would come to us in search of something tailored to you. With over 50,000,000 different private plates to choose from, there’s something for every want or need. Different Types of Private Registrations Cherished (dateless) – This format ran from 1903 right up until 1963. The first one to three characters were the regional identifiers. They are then followed by a space and one to for digit numbers. This layout was reversed too extend the lifespan of the dateless format. Suffix – When all of the dateless combinations had been used it was the turn of the suffix registrations. These consist of three characters, a space, one to three number and finally another character. The final character in the reg is the age identifier. This format was used from 1963 until 1983 Prefix – Following the suffix plates from 1983 to 2001 were prefix registrations. This time the age identifier comes first, followed by one to three numbers. After a space there is then three more character. Current – and finally, since 2001 we have seen the current format of number plates being used right up until the present day. All of these different private number plate formats can be search through and purchased directly through Number 1 Plates. Are private number plates good investments? Secondary to giving your vehicle that timeless finishing touch, is the investment side of a private reg. Many people have been lucky enough to make huge amount of money upon selling their registrations. There are quite a few relatively famous cases, one of them being the ‘F 1’ plate owned by Bradford business man Afzal Kahn. Though the plate initially cost upwards of £350,000, it has been documented that he turned down a £6,000,000 offer. Last year the plate could be seen for sale for a whopping £12,000,000 before VAT and transfer fees.
Though it isn’t likely that many people would see an increase this big, you could definitely make a profit on your plates. It is also very rare that your private number plates would reduce in value. How much are private plates? The great thing about the private registration industry is there is something to suit everybody’s needs and pockets. You may have something in mind but a £250 budget, this is not a problem. Although, there are some expensive registrations that prove to be a little harsher on the bank. Maybe you have the opportunity to spend upwards of £5,000. This figure may allow you to find a private registration that is a little more personalised. Either way, it is possible to find your ideal private reg, no matter what’s in your wallet. Important things to know when buying private registrations • You cannot put private plates on a vehicle in an effort to make the vehicle appear younger than it actually is. • The vehicle you are assigning private registrations too must have a current MOT and Road Tax. You cannot alter the characters on your number plates to make them more bespoke. •