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Dateless vehicle registrations stand out as a top of the range personalised number plate. Dateless plates may also be used to hide the age of your vehicle.

New Reg are specialists in Cherished and Dateless vehicle registrations. We have thousands of stock and third-party cherished registrations on our website for you to buy. Take a look at the table below to see the format and examples of Dateless and Cherished number plates.

If you have a particular registration in mind, use this dateless registration style search to specify exactly what you want.

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Dateless style number plate example displaying JON 321 Dateless style number plate example displaying F 1

Regional Indicator | Unique Code

How Does the Dateless/Cherished Registration Format Work?

Dateless reg plates use letters to stand for the region of issue and sequential numbers to create a unique identifier. This kind of registration is seen as the crème de la crème within the number plate industry, as they are the originally issued combinations to follow the 1903 Motor Car Act which required ALL vehicles to become registered and display their plates - under government law! As dateless British Number Plates such as 'JON 321' and 'Y 1' are considered 'original cherished marks' they are very desirable and therefore change hands for a great deal of money.

Common Number Plate Questions

  • What are the current legal requirements?
    Number plates must be made from reflective material. The front plate must have black characters on a white background, while the back must have black characters on a yellow background. No background patterns are allowed.

    Motorcycle and Motor-Tricycle riders only have to equip a number plate on the back of their vehicle.
  • What are the current legal measurements?
    Characters on a number plate must also be a certain height and size, with particular spacing:
    Standard Shape: Each plate measures 524mm x 112mm. Please note that these plates can display a maximum of 7 digits.
    Standard 4x4 Rear: Standard 4x4 Rear 285mm x 203mm supplied with Standard front plate 524mm x 112mm.
    Large Rear: Large Rear (Jaguar/Porsche etc.) 533mm x 152mm with Standard front plate 524mm x 112mm.
  • What type of changes are illegal?
    The positioning and spacing of the number plate must not change to ensure the plate is road-legal and can be read correctly. Also, when creating a custom reg you cannot make the date of the car (the third and fourth characters) appear newer than it is.
  • How can I customise my private registration?
    Besides the layout of letters and digits there are a few other ways you can personalise you reg:
    Characters: With the license plate's characters you have a few options such as making the characters 3D.
    Border: Choose from options such as dashed, dotted and solid to place a border around your reg.
    Flag: Pick from a variety of flags such as the Union Jack or St George's Cross, then choose your tag such as ENG, England, SCO, SCOTLAND, WALES, UK and more.
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3 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Returning customer

Returning customer. Very simple online form to fill in, payment straightforward. Obtained plate I was looking for (on retention). Documents arrived well before the "expect by date".

1 day ago

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1 week ago

Great plates, pleasant process

After shopping around for two personalised numbers for a while I ended up here and found two which suited my needs. The website is very nicely put together to make the selection and ordering process a virtual delight, and once ordered things...

1 month ago

Excellent

Bought my husband a new reg for Christmas- dealt with Philip who was outstanding! Cannot rate this company highly enough- keep up the good work 😍Sally Nichols

4 weeks ago

Service

Quick, excellent service and very polite. Would recommend to anyone

1 month ago

very quick and simple transaction.

very quick and simple transaction.would definitely recommend

2 weeks ago

Recommended

Recommended! I bought a Reg plate from Newreg, no probs, all went smoothly!

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