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DATELESS & CHERISHED NUMBER PLATES

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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. So how does the dateless style number plate search work?

  • play_arrowDecide which set up of letters and numbers you need.
  • play_arrowChoose closest match from drop down.
  • play_arrowHit search! Browse your results.

  • HINT: Take a look below to learn a little more information.
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Cherished and Dateless Number Plate Format

Search Explanation Example
1 x 1 One Letter and One Number
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F 1
1 x 2 One Letter and Two Numbers
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E 33
2 x 1 Two Letters and One Number
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MU 3
1 x 3 One Letter and Three Numbers
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R 117
3 x 1 Three Letters and One Number
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GPS 8
2 x 2 Two Letters and Two Numbers
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AN 44
3 x 3 Three Letters and Three Numbers
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760 ALL
  • How does the dateless/cherished registration system 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.

  • 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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6 days ago

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2 weeks ago

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1 week ago

Simples!!!. Simples!!!.. ordered the plate for my wife on a Friday night, (out of business hours), got a confirmation email first thing Monday morning, received the new plates on Wednesday morning, received the new V5 for the car Thursday morning!!!... Easy and...

3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

I was very surprised how fast the … I was very surprised how fast the service was. Sent the paperwork and received the number plates and paperwork back within a week.

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