Simply enter how many digits, letters or numbers, that you would like on your private registration to see a list that meets your needs.
This method of searching is great for potential Investors looking for a cherished dateless plate at low-cost.
Prefix number plates are one of the most recognisable and impacting styles of vehicle registrations. Introduced in '83, prefix number plates start with a letter representing the year of the registration.
Suffix style registration plates, introduced in 1963, contain 3 letters, 2/3 numbers and a last letter to indicate the year the vehicle was registered, starting from "A" being 1963, "B" being 1964, and so on.
If you'd like a suffix registration, simply use our suffix plate builder for instant results that come with an unbeatable price tag.
Current/New Style Registrations are the most recent types of Number Plates. They were first introduced in 2001.
Personalised number plates are more than just a way for your car to be identified. Your number plates can actually say a lot about you and your personality.
The system of DVLA number plates used in the UK produces combinations of numbers and letters which can bear a very striking resemblance to common names and words. This along with the initials combinations that are available on number plates, means that there is a personalised number plate for nearly everyone!
You have probably seen pictures in the press of celebrities with their exclusive personalised registrations. Some of these plates have been acquired for very large sums - sometimes hundreds of thousands of pounds, many of the best are still available at very modest prices.
This, of course, means that personal number plates are not only eye-catching,fun and great to give as gifts, but they can also represent outstanding investment potential.
Personalised Prefix Number Plates are probably the type of private plate you most commonly see. The format is; one letter (age identifier), 1-2 numbers, and three letters (usually the drivers initials). New Reg's collection of cherished prefix registration includes R4 NDY, S73 VEN and R4 CHS.
"Current Style" Personalised Prefix Number Plates were introduced by the DVLA in 2001 as a way of making it easier to understand vehicle history. They are made of 2 characters (regional identifier), followed by 2 numbers (the age), then 3 random characters. Good examples of quality current style personalised registrations available on New Reg are: DE51 RES, PR05 PER and HU55 LED plus many more of course!
Suffix Number Plates have the year identifier at the end of the registration. Introduced in the 1950's in an effort to increase the availability of combinations. The personalised suffix plate system existed for around thirty years, however only a small number of area codes were used as part of this system and as a result, the average cost of suffix plates is now significantly higher than prefix registrations. Good examples of this system of registration owned by New Reg are EXC 173D, or BLO 550M & JEN 11E.
Dateless personalised registrations were originally issued to follow the 1903 Motor Car Act which required ALL vehicles to become registered under government law. Dateless personalised number plates are amongst the most expensive and sought-after.
Reversed Dateless British Number Plates such as 321 JON and 7686 JB are considered 'reversed cherished marks' and usually have slightly less value than original cherished marks above. Combinations within this category have three letters preceded by the number range 1 to 999. They can also have a combination of two letters preceded by the number range 1 to 9999.
Personalised Northern Irish Number Plates are seen as a cheap and effective way of hiding the age of your vehicle. The format is usually 3 characters (representing an area) followed by up to 4 numbers. Old ROI Registration marks such as ZJ 2889 are rare, but we do sometimes have them. This range of personalised registration always has an I or Z.
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