When it comes to vehicle number plates, the range of potential costs is a very wide one indeed. Any vehicle you buy will come with a number plate already assigned and fitted to it, so there need not be any actual cost at all. At the other end of the scale, private number plates can easily run into five-figure sums or higher. There is thus no straightforward answer to the question ‘how much are number plates?’, but some of the potential costs can be outlined as follows.
How much does a personalised number plate cost?
The main reason a car owner might need to pay out for number plates is if they choose to purchase a personalised number plate. The price for such vehicle registrations can vary hugely. Many people who first come to browse the selection of available cherished registrations here at New Reg are pleasantly surprised by some of the prices. We have a large range of plates for sale that cost as little as £150 each.
The priciest car registration ever sold in the UK was “25 0”, which went for £400,000 in late 2014. “1 D” is next on the list and sold for £285,000 in 2009. Three years before this, the record had been set by “51 NGH”, which fetched £201,000.
Like many things, personalised registrations cost what someone is prepared to pay. Those super-expensive plates went under the hammer at auction, but there’s no need to wonder what that private number plate might cost you when you shop with New Reg. Our plates come complete with a price tag, and we even offer monthly payment options that mean you could obtain the car registration you want, perhaps for under £10 per month. On some plates we sell, you can even benefit from 0% finance deals with no deposit, thanks to trusted payment partner Klarna.
How much do replacement number plates cost?
Buying the right to use the registration is the main cost, but there are other considerations. A new set of number plates will have to be made up displaying the personalised registration. Here at New Reg, we are pleased to offer number plate manufacture and delivery service that is both convenient and competitive. To simplify this even further, you can order this service when you purchase your new registration. We are a DVLA-approved Registered Number Plate Supplier, so you can be 100% certain that the plates we supply will also be fully road legal.
How much does it cost to change a number plate?
The total cost of changing your car’s number plate includes the cost of the personalised plate itself. This could cost well under £200, or be as much as several hundred thousand, although plates commanding such steep prices are extremely rare. A range of the number plates New Reg offer can be yours for a very modest monthly sum indeed.
A transfer fee set by the DVLA also applies when a private registration is assigned to a vehicle, and New Reg can deal with all the relevant paperwork on your behalf so you don’t have to.
Buying private plates is increasingly popular among members of the public from all walks of life, and personalised registrations can be used to make a statement or as a status symbol. They may even simply be used to replace an original number plate the car owner simply doesn’t like. Private registration plates are also seen by many as a sound financial investment, with some collectors owning entire portfolios of registrations on retention.