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Cherished Number Plates Search

To find a list of private registrations that meet your requirements, just indicate the desired number of digits, letters, or numbers. This search method is particularly useful for potential investors who are seeking affordable cherished dateless plates..

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Prefix Private Registration Plates

Prefix number plates are a popular and eye-catching style of vehicle registration. They were issued between 1983 and 2001, and the prefix indicates the year of registration. The first letter on the plate signifies the year in which the vehicle was registered, followed by a unique combination of numbers and letters. Prefix plates have become highly sought after due to their distinct design and age-related significance. Additionally, they offer personalisation options for drivers looking to add a unique touch to their vehicles.

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Suffix Private Plates

Suffix style registration plates were introduced in 1963 and were in use till 1983. The registration plates comprise three letters, one to three numbers, and a final letter indicating the year of registration, starting with "A" for 1963, "B" for 1964, and so on. If you are interested in purchasing a suffix private plate, you can utilise our easy-to-use suffix plate builder that provides instant results at an unbeatable price. With our platform, you can customise your plate by selecting your preferred letters and numbers to create a unique registration that reflects your personality. Our suffix plates are high-quality and legal for use on UK roads, so you can be sure of getting a great value for your money.

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Current Style Car Registrations

The existing style of number plates is made up of seven characters. It starts with two letters, followed by a two-digit number and ends with three more letters. These registration plates can still be used to spell out words, for example: DE51 RED. This type of new number plate allows for a much larger number of combinations compared to the previous versions that were available before 2001. However, the letters "I" and "Q" are not allowed, but the letter "Z" can appear as part of the last three characters.

New Registration Format Revealed: Current Number Plates

What is the current format for number plates?

The current format for number plates consists of two letters, followed by two numbers, and ending with three letters. This format was introduced in 2001 and is used across the United Kingdom. It allows for a wide range of combinations and makes number plates easily identifiable and traceable.

A guide to the Current Registration Format

On 1st September 2001, registrations took on a new format.

The new registration format combined with new rules for the display and construction of acrylic number plates will make number plates easier to read and remember.

Current Style Number Plates

Two letter regional identifier.

The first two letters of the registration show the region where the vehicle was first registered. This will help with the recall of registrations and the identification of vehicles.

» The first letter represents the region
» And, the second relates to a DVLA * Local Office.

Using the above example, "AB" shows a vehicle was first registered in Anglia (A) at the DVLA's Peterborough office (B). For a full list of Regional Identifiers for DVLA Number Plates and their respective regions and DVLA * offices.

Two number age identifier

The age identifier will change every six months in March and September. In the above example, "12" represents the 6 month period from March 2012 to August 2012. For a full list of Number Plate Series Release Dates and Age Identifiers.

Three random letters The three random letters provide a random element to make each registration unique.
Combinations that may be considered offensive as well as the Letters "I" and "Q" will be excluded from this element of the registration.

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