Number Plate Valuations | How Much Is My Private Plate Worth? Valued Free When You Sell With Us (2022)

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  • Manual valuation - Carried out by real people with years of experience in the private number plate market.
  • Thoroughly researched - Your valuation will be done using our brains, not using computer software.
  • Honest & impartial - We won't tell you it's worth less than it really is to incorporate commission like some dealers do.
  • Valuation certificate provided - By email within 48 hours, which you can show to potential buyers.
  • Ask questions - If you're unsure of anything & the person that valued your numberplate will personally answer them.
  • Low cost - Just £9.99 or FREE when you advertise your plate with a Premium Advert!

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  • I'm happy that your valuations are realistic compared to some of the sales prices quoted online.

    I have 22 RED, 33 RED and 55 RED along with MAD 4S, 21 CD, 3 SED & DOC 70M all of which you have valued and I'm comfortable that those valuations are correct.

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    • Andrew Duggan
  • Thank you for an immediate response to my query and valuing my cherished plate, I am very happy with the valuation you gave.

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  • I'm happy that your valuations are realistic compared to some of the sales prices quoted online.

    I have 22 RED, 33 RED and 55 RED along with MAD 4S, 21 CD, 3 SED & DOC 70M all of which you have valued and I'm comfortable that those valuations are correct.

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    • Andrew Duggan
  • Thank you for an immediate response to my query and valuing my cherished plate, I am very happy with the valuation you gave.

  • Very impressed with Plate Trader, they've helped me sell two reg plates now and were very efficient and professional on both occasions. I would definitely recommend them. For an easy, quick sale these are the guys to use. Thank you very much.

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    • Duncan Bannatyne OBE D.Sc. DBA
    • Chairman - The Bannatyne Group
  • I have just sold my plate OO07 AGB via your website and think the service you offer is fantastic. I was a bit put off using you at first because I saw that I had to pay to advertise without knowing if my plate would sell, and I was also concerned about arranging the transfer of the plate myself as I thought this might be complicated.

    I needn't have worried though as my plate sold in less than 4 months and the transfer couldn't have been more straightforward.

    What I like most about advertising with you is that I set the asking price - I also had it listed on another website but they added £400 commission onto the price which obviously minimised the chances of me selling it.

    Fantastic service, keep up the great work.

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    • Alan G. Bickley
    • Staffordshire
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  • I would definitely recommend you to anyone buying or selling a number plate. I usually advertise my plates on Pistonheads but I came across your website and it’s the only dedicated number plate advertising site I’ve seen so I thought I’d give it a try.

    My plate 12 BYD was listed in minutes and it sold in just a month! You have a great website which makes it very easy to sell (or buy) and I like that everything is done online and is really simple. Great service.

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    • Greg Wheeler
    • Hampshire
  • Sold my plate F6 SHY from the first enquiry after around 6-8 weeks on your site. Very happy, got pretty much what I wanted for it - much lower than valuation admittedly but weighed that up against someone actually being interested to buy it, and it was still over twice what I was offered to 'sell to stock' by another plate selling site.

    Thank you for the great service and online guides, and feel free to use this as a testimonial from me on your site.

    All the best.
    Matt

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    • Matthew Potter
    • Leeds
  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for selling my number plate T70 BAD for me - in just a week!

    At first I didn’t understand how your website worked as it’s different to how I have bought and sold plates in the past, but your video explained everything.

    I much prefer the fact that you get direct contact with the buyer and can negotiate a price, for me that really stood out.

    I would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of selling, and will use you again in future.

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    • Bradley Hart
    • Brighton
  • I have just sold my plate, 6 GYJ via Plate Trader, and was properly impressed with the experience. Having signed up for a free trial, I was pleasantly surprised to discover an email from the company with a PDF certificate, confirming valuation of my number plate. The document contained very thorough market research, so it was clear that quite some effort was put into this - and I had not even paid anything to them yet!The owner of the company is extremely helpful: I asked him a few questions about the plate, and he went out of his way to help, although that was well beyond the ad I put on their website.I placed my advert in March and managed to sell the plate in May, so just under 2 months later! Based on my experience, I would wholeheartedly recommend Plate-Trader.com to anyone wishing to buy or sell their private number plate.

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    • Alexey Sachkov
    • Finchampstead, Berkshire
  • Selling my plate (7271 JH) was quick and easy with Plate-Trader.com, I was a little unsure as I hadn't really heard of them before but having perused their site and some of the other reviews I thought I would give it a go.

    There are a few options you can choose to advertise your plate depending on your personal preferences. The one I chose benefited from a valuation and a history of registration numbers which was very interesting but all benefited from the seller being in control. The site allowed me to write a message so potential buyers could see that I would be open to offers etc and this appeared to get the attention of a few watchers and as such the plate was sold to the 2nd person who enquired, this was all done and dusted in less than 2 months. It was also good to read the section on how to actually complete the sale making sure both parties felt secure during the transaction.

    I would definitely use them again and would have no obligation recommending them to anyone who, like me, has had a registration sat on other sites for years, the extremely small cost was definitely value for money.

  • Over the years I've bought various private plates, both personal and business related. As I started to feel like I was growing out of them, I decided to put them up for sale. I'd had some of them for sale with a dealer for 3-4 years and never heard anything but having recently come across Plate Trader, I decided to advertise five plates with them. The whole experience has been brilliant and I've already sold two plates (F1 ECH and F11 ECH) in less than 2 weeks!I now just need a hairdresser to buy my other three (S15 SOR, S155 ORS, S15 ERS)!

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    • Derek Fletcher
    • Owner of Headhunters Hairdressers, Lancashire
  • Just sold my registration X400 DMS via your site. It was a very easy process putting the plate on and I knew it was easy to contact you if there were any problems or if I needed to make any alterations to the advertisement. I would definitely recommend you if someone had a plate to sell - it’s hassle free and won't break the bank.I wish you well with your business and if I ever need to sell a plate again I'll use your services.

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    • Pam Senter
    • Warwickshire
  • Thank you for your help selling our plate D1 CRB. We did think twice about placing the advert on your site as you charge monthly but we also had the plate on 2 other sites and although they didn’t charge, when we saw how much commission they were adding onto the price we thought it was worth giving you a go. Out of the 3 sites we used, yours was the one that got us a buyer so you won hands down. We sold the plate in 6 months so what you are doing is obviously working.We really liked the guides which told us how to complete the payment and the sale and we liked that we were dealing direct with the person who was buying the plate.We’d definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell!

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    • Charles Battye
    • Yorkshire
  • Plate Trader is a pay to advertise, peer to peer site for car registrations. As the seller you are put in contact directly with your potential customer. You find the best price between you, allow them to make you an offer or fix a price and then agree the mechanism for transfer and payment. In my case everything was doable online and via established payment channels with protection.My main concern of using other agencies is you never deal with your customer and there is feedback that is hidden. This is not the case with Plate Trader. The buyer is your customer not theirs.I love the ability to own the process and give my own customer service for my unique registration.I would recommend this and will continue to use it. I have just sold P100 TLA and have already started my second listing.

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    • Neville Karai
    • Gunnersbury, London
  • Thank you for all your help in the successful sale of my number plate, 12 BH.My initial worry was valuing the plate. You solved this problem by valuing it free as part of the first months advertising fee. In the event the valuation exceeded my expectations but was in line with my (professional) purchasers valuation, well done!You also provided help and advice in the actual purchase (delivery of certificate and receipt of payment).All in all you took all the stress out of, what was for me, an unfamiliar and worrying transaction.Thank you.

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  • I came across Plate Trader when looking for a quick, straightforward way of selling my number plate (28 C) without paying huge commissions or it being 'marked up' by dealers to a price level that made it unappealing to buyers.Plate Trader fulfilled my requirements exactly. It is very quick and easy to set up an account (and unlike many web based ‘sales’ sites, you can still also speak to friendly and helpful staff if you need guidance). My plate was listed immediately and sold within a week. It is fair to say I was realistic about my asking price but nevertheless very happy with what I received and there were no fees attached.I would highly recommend Plate Trader and wish them all future success.

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    • Clare Scahill
    • Cheltenham
  • Excellent level of service from the team at Plate Trader. Always on hand to answer and questions. Did a great job of hold my hand with the sale of my plate, C2 KEN. Well done guys!

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    • David Murray
    • Director at ADP Diamond Cutting Solutions Ltd, Plymouth
  • Found a genuine buyer for my plate ET11 HAD at a realistic price after advertising widely elsewhere. Buyer was happy to pay advertised price after I stood my ground. Excellent relationship with Plate-Trader management who publish my research extensively. Keep up the good work!

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    • Mike Oyston
    • Manchester
  • I'd definitely recommend Plate Trader. They helped me to sell my plate STE 11Y and were really professional throughout. My only regret is not using Plate Trader earlier as I wasted months with other private plate companies.

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    • Mark Stelling
    • London
  • I was contacted today through your website and we have completed the sale of M60 SJG in the last few minutes. Thank you very much for helping move the plate on to someone who will use it and for the follow up. I will definitely recommend your site to my friends.

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    • Samantha McCreath
    • Fleet, Hampshire
  • I have been collecting cherished numbers since 1988 and recently decided to advertise some of them for sale on Plate-Trader.com. I have just finalised the sale of one of the plates, CA11 RAY, via Plate Trader. The buyer got in touch and after agreeing a price, he paid me directly by bank transfer. The process was simple and I didn't have to give away any commission (which would have been hundreds of pounds with a dealer). Thanks a million, John.

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    • John Musgrove
    • Birmingham
  • I was looking for somewhere to sell my number plate and came across your website on the first page of Google which I thought was impressive. I was a bit apprehensive though after seeing all these celebrities on your site because I hadn’t heard of you before. I thought I’d give you a chance anyway and listed my plate S300 JAK on the site.

    Creating the advert was really easy and I then started to get some helpful emails from you with suggestions on keywords and price etc. which was great. I added some more keywords based on your suggestions like Audi S3, Jack, Jacqueline etc. and set the price to ‘Make an offer’ which I think helped as not long after I got an enquiry about the plate. The first person to enquire actually drove over 250 miles to come and buy the plate from us!

    We had been advertising it elsewhere for over a year, but it sold with you guys in just 2 months! Great value for money, the small monthly charge is definitely worth every penny and I would definitely recommend you.

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    • Adam Parsons
    • Blyth, Northumberland
  • Sold my plate MAX 10P after having advertised on Plate Trader for just a month and a half! The buyer contacted me through the site and after exchanging about 4 emails we agreed a deal.

    Once he paid me the the process of transferring the plate was really simple and only took me about half an hour. Fantastic service and I’d definitely recommend you.

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    • Brian McLeavy
    • Cheshire
  • I placed a Standard Advert for my number plate E15 JMS on Plate Trader in March 2016 and have just sold it now (June 2016). You have lots of clear information on your website on how to complete the sale and I’m really pleased with the outcome. I would 100% recommend you to anyone, great service.

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    • Joanne
    • Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • Very pleased with the service from Plate Trader. I sold the plate YOU 1N and the process was easy. Also as a private seller, a member of the Plate Trader team advised me on the safest way of processing the transaction. I felt very safe in completing the sale.

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    • Yulia Solodova
    • London
  • Just finalised the sale on my plate R111 CFC after advertising with Plate Trader for 2 months. The whole experience was fantastic. Really easy and straightforward to advertise and to complete the sale myself. I would definitely recommend you.

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    • Dave Champion
    • Peterborough
  • Very easy to use website. I felt safe giving my payment details & I managed to sell my plate (K1 TJH) during my free trial!

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    • Melissa Hussey
    • Surrey
  • Plate Trader helped me sell 321 T quickly, and were a pleasure to deal with.I would have no hesitation in recommending Plate Trader to anyone looking to sell their plate, with the added benefit of keeping 100% of the selling price, as they don't charge commission like traditional brokers.

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    • Ant W.
    • North Yorkshire
  • Plate Trader’s service is excellent. I advertised my number plate L13 SSA on the site and was contacted by a potential buyer, however he was skeptical about the process of buying privately. Plate Trader called me in the USA and also liaised with the buyer in the UK to put both parties minds at rest. I’m very impressed and appreciate their efforts.

    Number Plate Valuations | How Much Is My Private Plate Worth? Valued Free When You Sell With Us (31)

    • Elissa Lithman
  • Thanks for everything, great service. My plate JIL 5151 sold with the help of you guys!

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    • Gavin John
    • Caerphilly
  • Your website works a treat, I get at least a couple of enquiries about my plates every month from it!

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    • Bob O'Donnell
    • Managing Director of CapePlates.co.uk, Gateshead
  • I would like to thank the staff at Plate Trader for the smooth purchase of 6 AVS. Thanks for helping with the paperwork. Great smooth transaction.

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    • G.Singh
    • Wolverhampton
  • I would just like to thank you for your help in purchasing a number plate via your website. I was a little wary at first as I had never bought a plate privately before and when I first went on to the site I didn't realise that is what I had to do. My fears were put at ease by a prompt response to questions asked and even a personal phone call from a member of staff to ease my mind by giving me some further information.Being able to communicate with the seller was also a bonus with the seller being able to send me a photo of the certificate. All this made the transaction easy and pleasurable, and buying the plate through Plate Trader saved me a lot of money. Very pleased with the outcome. Thanks, Ian.

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    • Ian Railton
    • North Lincolnshire
  • Very impressed with your site/service/system and would have no hesitation recommending it and using it again myself.

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  • I'm happy that your valuations are realistic compared to some of the sales prices quoted online.

    I have 22 RED, 33 RED and 55 RED along with MAD 4S, 21 CD, 3 SED & DOC 70M all of which you have valued and I'm comfortable that those valuations are correct.

    Number Plate Valuations | How Much Is My Private Plate Worth? Valued Free When You Sell With Us (37)

    • Andrew Duggan
  • Thank you for an immediate response to my query and valuing my cherished plate, I am very happy with the valuation you gave.

  • Just a quick note to say THANK YOU!! Love the plate and your service is brilliant! I will definitely buy from you in future and recommend you to my clients. Again, thank you.

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    • Paloma Fort
    • Owner of Groovie Grooms, Enfield, London
  • Just bought a plate through your site and found the whole experience spot on. I literally just did a search for my name ‘Max’, found the plates listed, contacted the seller of one I liked and arranged the deal via email/text. Was all done in a few days!

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  • Thanks for your help, it has been a very easy service to use and good communication.

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    • Amanda Ross
  • Just sold the plate! Thanks for all your help.

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    • Maggie Childs
    • Bourton-On-The-Water
  • I found the site most useful in that I could place an advert without time restrictions and a sale was achieved eventually. Thanks.

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    • John Ayre
  • At last a company who do what they say on the tin. Thanks, brilliant.

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    • Rory Mynett
    • Buckinghamshire
  • Thanks again for a great service.

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    • Eoin Coffey
    • Waterford
  • Wanting to sell a number plate, I came across Plate Trader purely by chance.. and I'm glad I did! The service was extremely easy to use, information and help readily available and the results speak for themselves....I sold my plate, 831 KRL in less than 8 weeks! Also the buyer, who like me was a complete novice to this, found the whole process so easy. I would thoroughly recommend this site to anyone selling or wanting to buy a number plate.

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    • Anthony Helmore
    • Rochester, Kent
  • Very happy to have sold my plate EV11 MAE so quickly. Will definitely be using your website again to either buy or sell a plate

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    • Amanda Poole
    • Leicester

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Frequently asked questions (click to expand)

Why is there a charge to value my number plate?

Plate-Trader is a number plate classifieds website and we are very different from number plate dealers. The majority of dealers use computer programs to generate automated valuations based on how many characters your plate is, the age & year etc. These computer programs can't spot the real meanings of plates or what the plates represent so they are often totally inaccurate! Many dealers then add your details to their database and advertise your number plate as being for sale on their website (they put a clause somewhere in the small print that allows them to do this) as they want to sell it on a commission basis.

Here at Plate-Trader, real people conduct extensive research into the whole number plate market and provide you with an honest and independent valuation, so unfortunately, for that reason we are unable to provide FREE number plate valuations. However, what we will do, is deliver a personal valuation certificate to you in under 48 hours, increasing your chances of selling, and most importantly, making sure you recieve your plates true value!

For just £9.99 we will assess the market value of your number plate and contact you within 48 hours with your valuation certificate.

When we assess the value of a number plate, we take into account many factors, such as the meaning of your plate and its appeal to others, its rarity, the style & number of digits that make up the plate, as well as the value of similar plates on the market, from other sources, such as...

• Number plate dealers
• DVLA auctions
• eBay & other classifieds throughout the internet.

How long will it take to receive my valuation?

As you've probably read above we state a turnaround time of 48 hours for all number plate valuations, however we will to get your valuation to you as soon as we can, and aim to send out most valuations within 24 hours.

What if I'm unhappy with the valuation provided?

We've carried out thousands of valuations and to date we haven't received a single complaint, but for your peace of mind we offer a full 14 day money back guarantee. Simply tell us why you're unhappy and let us look into it for you.


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FAQs

How do you value private plate? ›

Factors of a private number plate valuation

Your number plate valuation is determined by how desirable it is to other people, as well as how rare the plate is. Although every number plate is 'rare' (there is only one of each!), some are rarer and more desirable than others.

Is number plate worth anything? ›

Name number plates are worth most

As a rule, if a number plate has an easily recognisable name on it, it's worth a lot. Especially if it doesn't have too many 'spare' letters or numbers on it. A full name (like Simon or David) is harder to create on a number plate so it's worth more.

What is the best way to sell a private number plate? ›

You can sell personalised number plates privately by finding a customer yourself or using a dealer. The best way to sell a private number plate is with car registration companies, like us! They will provide the services you need to advertise and sell your number plate.

Will DVLA buy back private number plates? ›

It's worth mentioning that a common misconception among Brits is that you can sell your number plate back to the DVLA, but this is incorrect. Although the DVLA sell personalised registrations that have never been issued to a vehicle before, they have no interest in buying them back off you.

Can I sell my Personalised number plate? ›

You can sell a personalised number plate you own privately or through a dealer. Although using a dealer will involve paying them a fee, it will take the burden of making sure the paperwork and financial transaction are all in order.

Do private plates go up in value? ›

Having private registrations on your vehicles can help with this uncertainty. Because they are a good investment and tend to increase in price even as the car itself depreciates, you know that you can always sell your private number plate on when and if you want or need to, giving you a good return.

Why are number plates worth so much? ›

Beyond the investors and the vain, many more families are investing in his and hers plates and also finding matching numbers for the kids. New South Wales and Victoria have the highest value plates, mainly because of their longer histories and many buyers value them as pieces of art, said Boribon.

What is the most expensive number plate? ›

Summary of World's Most Expensive Number Plates
  • 'MM' – $24.3 million.
  • 'New York' - $20 million.
  • 'F1' - $20 Million.
  • 'AA8' - £7.9 million.
  • 'D5' - £7 million.
  • '1' - £6 million.
  • '09' - £5.5 million.
  • '7' - £3.2 million.
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How much is the 1 number plate worth? ›

Registration Number '1'

The astounding sum of £7.25 million is the highest price paid ever for a plate. Abu Dhabi property mogul Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri snapped it up in 2008. He later commented: 'I bought it because it's the best number'.

Do I need to remove private plate before selling? ›

You should remove your registration plate when either scrapping or selling the vehicle and you wish to keep the registration plate. You should do this before you dispose of the vehicle.

Do I own my private number plate? ›

Yes, whenever you change cars, you have the choice to take your personalised number plate with you. You don't have to leave it on your car. You must remove the registration number from your car before selling it. If you don't, ownership of the registration number will pass with ownership of the vehicle.

How do you sell a car number plate? ›

OPTION 1 - Sell Through A Number Plate Dealer

They agree a value that they will aim to return you for your number plate, and then they advertise it on their website, deal with the buyer for you, take payment and handle the paperwork.

Can I sell my number plate on DVLA auction? ›

In a word, no, you can't sell your number plate back to the DVLA. The DVLA issue new registrations for vehicles and also hold/sell the stock of all cherished registrations that have never been issued to a vehicle before, but they have no interest in buying registrations.

Can I sell my private number plate on eBay? ›

Not very well unfortunately... eBay is not famous or well-known as a marketplace for private car number plates.
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Can you return a number plate to DVLA? ›

No, DVLA does not purchase registrations, or exchange them, under any circumstance.

Can I keep my number plate? ›

As a general rule, yes you can. However, some number plates cannot be retained. For example, any number plates with the prefix Q cannot be retained. The Q prefix has been used since 1983 and is for vehicles in which it is difficult to determine the age of the vehicle.

What is a V778 or V750? ›

The V778 is a green A4 size piece of paper that is issued when a personalised registration has been separated from a vehicle and placed on retention. Whenever you purchase a private plate, it's important that you receive either a V750 certificate or V778 retention document to prove you have the right to use the number.

What is a nominee on a private plate? ›

The person who has the right to use the private number can change the 'nominee' (the person you're giving the number to). Fill in section 2 of the V750 or V778 with the new nominee's details, sign the form and send it to: DVLA Personalised Registrations.

Are number plates an asset? ›

The value of a personalised car number plate lies in the right to use a particular combination of numbers and letters. This right is an intangible asset which is separate from the actual plate, and from the vehicle to which it is attached.

Who owns the number plate a1? ›

In 1985, BTR plc gained the "A 1" plate after it acquired Dunlop. The company's headquarters in Birmingham placed it on a Ford Granada. In 2000, the plate was bought by Jefri Bolkiah after its sale by Insignia Registrations alongside the plate, "1 A".

How long can you keep a Personalised number plate? ›

What happens to the private number. Your V778 retention document proves that you still have the right to assign the private number for the next 10 years. You must renew your right to use a private number before the V778 expires.

Why are some private plates more expensive? ›

The price paid for a registration plate is usually directly proportional to the level of demand. Thus, people with more common names such as Oliver, Harry, or George will have to pay more for a plate which spells out their initials or their full first name.

How much is a 1 digit number plate worth in Dubai? ›

The world's most expensive car licence plate — made up of the single digit “1” — was sold for 52.2-million AED (an eye-watering R218m in today's money) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in February 2008.

Who owns NSW number plate 1? ›

The No. 1 plate is owned by the family of the late founding chairman of Australian National Airways, Sir Frederick Stewart, who had owned it since the 1930s.

What is the most valuable number plate in the UK? ›

The 25 O tops the list as the most expensive private plate ever sold in the UK. Purchased in 2014 by a classic car dealer and collector, John Collins, for £518,000.

What is the most expensive private reg in UK? ›

World's Priciest Private Number Plates

The UK's most expensive number plate to date was '25 O' which was sold in 2014 for £518,480 and is now displayed on a classic Ferrari 250 GTO. Earlier this year, a New York seller advertised a 1998 Volvo V70 for $20 million.

How much is the number plate 007 worth? ›

A licence plate with the code number of Ian Fleming's heroic spy, James Bond, has sold at auction for what is thought to be a record amount. The Guernsey plate, 007, sold for £240,000, believed to be the most paid at a public auction in Guernsey. The winning bidder of the number only plate wants to remain anonymous.

Who owns the King number plate? ›

In 2018, British automotive designer Afzal Kahn was described as “the king of car customisation”. He bought his 'F1' number plate in 2008 for £440,000. He has since been offered £20 million for the plate but has no intentions of selling it any time soon.

How much does a number plate cost UK? ›

We are registered with the DVLA as a supplier of legal UK number plates, which means that all of our new and replacement number plates are completely road legal. Standard number plate prices start from just £16.25 each so if you're looking for cheap number plates, you've come to the right place!

Are private plates worth it? ›

It's a Good Investment

Well, each one is unique, so over time, it increases in value. In fact, private number plates have historically gained in value over the years, so much so that people are choosing to invest in number plates instead of putting money into ISAs, TESSAs and bonds.

What happens when you remove a Personalised number plate? ›

If the plate you are removing is a private plate, then it is often the case that the original registration the vehicle had will be returned to it.

What happens to MoT when you change number plate? ›

When the car has been re-registered under your new private number plate by the DVLA, you will receive replacement V5C Registration Document. You will not receive a replacement MoT Certificate, but the DVLA's systems are updated automatically. So just take your vehicle for MoT as usual.

Do I have to retain my old number plate? ›

If your existing registration number is just a standard one, then you may be wasting your money paying to retain it. If the existing registration number is a private one, then you must retain it.

Do private plates expire? ›

All private number plate certificates have an expiry date printed on them.

Can I buy a private reg and not use it? ›

Do I need to own a car to buy a private number plate? You can in fact purchase a private number plate without having a car to put it on. While that might seem fairly pointless to some readers, there is a bit of method behind the madness.

Can you lose a personal number plate? ›

Anyone whose car has personalised number plates could lose them for good if their car is written off or stolen, and not get any money back for them. In these cases, personalised number plates are not usually covered by insurance.

Can you replace a private plate with another private plate? ›

When you need to transfer a private number plate, there are two steps that need to be completed. Firstly, the plate must be removed from the donor vehicle, unless it is already held on a retention certificate. Secondly, the private registration must be assigned to a recipient van, motorcycle or car.

What is a V778 retention document? ›

The V778 retention document grants you the right to keep a number plate for future use or If you need to take off a valued personalised number plate off one vehicle and transfer it to another vehicle once you are ready to do so.

Can you transfer a retention certificate? ›

The Grantee name can not be changed on either the V750 Certificate of Entitlement or the V778 Retention Document. Ownership of the document itself can not pass from one person to another. The Grantee remains until the registration is assigned or transferred to a vehicle.

Can you make an offer on DVLA registrations? ›

DVLA Personalised Registrations also auctions some exclusive registration numbers. Auctions are held about 6 times a year and reserve prices start from £130. You can bid online, in person, by phone or in writing.

How does DVLA auction work? ›

Annually, the DVLA hold 5 live auctions, and 4 timed auctions. Here they allow people to bid on personalised registrations, that are not available on the common market. They recommend bidding in person to get the full auction house atmosphere. Otherwise a buyer would be able to bid via telephone or internet.

Are 4D plates legal? ›

Yes. '4D' style number plates are fully road legal, as long as they follow some important rules. To be road legal, your number plates must: Have a backing made from a reflective material.

How do I sell a number plate UK? ›

You have two options to select from when it comes to how you sell your personalised plate. You can either sell through a private dealer or broker who specialises in the selling of personalised number plates or manage the transaction yourself and sell your registration number privately.

Can you post number plates on Facebook? ›

As far as you being an individual posting your own images on Facebook or another social media outlet, there's no explicit legal need to obscure number plates in images or on video.

How do I fill out a retention document v778? ›

How to transfer private number plate from V778 Retention ... - YouTube

Can you sell a private plate back to DVLA? ›

Can I sell my number plate back to the DVLA? No, It's not possible to sell your private number plate back to the DVLA. The DVLA sells cherished number plates, but only new ones. They won't buy back registrations that have already been issued to a vehicle.

How do I sell my car and keep a private number plate? ›

If you have a number plate that you wish to keep when you sell or scrap your car, you must make an application to keep the registration plate by assigning it to a Retention Document. This document proves that you own the plate and you can use it in the next 10 years.

What happens when you buy a number plate from DVLA? ›

Once you've bought your personalised number plate, the DVLA will send you a certificate of entitlement (V750), which permits you to put the plate on your car.

How much is A1 number plate worth? ›

A1 is purposely not valued here as we are told that this is just not for sale, the owner also owns 1A. Many of the single letter/single number combinations (known in the trade as “Single-Single's”) are totally unique and are worth whatever their owner values them at!

How do I sell my private number plate UK? ›

You have two options to select from when it comes to how you sell your personalised plate. You can either sell through a private dealer or broker who specialises in the selling of personalised number plates or manage the transaction yourself and sell your registration number privately.

What is the most expensive number plate? ›

Summary of World's Most Expensive Number Plates
  • 'MM' – $24.3 million.
  • 'New York' - $20 million.
  • 'F1' - $20 Million.
  • 'AA8' - £7.9 million.
  • 'D5' - £7 million.
  • '1' - £6 million.
  • '09' - £5.5 million.
  • '7' - £3.2 million.
1 Oct 2021

How long does a retention certificate last? ›

So, currently, the retention certificate will be valid for 10 years and you can renew it completely free of charge once it has expired.

Who owns No 1 number plate? ›

1. Registration Number '1' The astounding sum of £7.25 million is the highest price paid ever for a plate. Abu Dhabi property mogul Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri snapped it up in 2008.

What is the most expensive UK number plate? ›

The 25 O tops the list as the most expensive private plate ever sold in the UK. Purchased in 2014 by a classic car dealer and collector, John Collins, for £518,000.

Who owns the plate A1? ›

The company's headquarters in Birmingham placed it on a Ford Granada. In 2000, the plate was bought by Jefri Bolkiah after its sale by Insignia Registrations alongside the plate, "1 A".

Do I need to remove private plate before selling? ›

You should remove your registration plate when either scrapping or selling the vehicle and you wish to keep the registration plate. You should do this before you dispose of the vehicle.

How do you sell a car number plate? ›

OPTION 1 - Sell Through A Number Plate Dealer

They agree a value that they will aim to return you for your number plate, and then they advertise it on their website, deal with the buyer for you, take payment and handle the paperwork.

Do I own my private number plate? ›

Yes, whenever you change cars, you have the choice to take your personalised number plate with you. You don't have to leave it on your car. You must remove the registration number from your car before selling it. If you don't, ownership of the registration number will pass with ownership of the vehicle.

What is the most expensive private reg in UK? ›

World's Priciest Private Number Plates

The UK's most expensive number plate to date was '25 O' which was sold in 2014 for £518,480 and is now displayed on a classic Ferrari 250 GTO. Earlier this year, a New York seller advertised a 1998 Volvo V70 for $20 million.

How much is the number plate 007 worth? ›

A licence plate with the code number of Ian Fleming's heroic spy, James Bond, has sold at auction for what is thought to be a record amount. The Guernsey plate, 007, sold for £240,000, believed to be the most paid at a public auction in Guernsey. The winning bidder of the number only plate wants to remain anonymous.

What's the most expensive Personalised number plate? ›

The number plate with the singular digit '1' was snapped up for a massive £7.25 million price tag, making it currently the most expensive number plate ever to be sold. Talal Ali Mohammed Khoury was the original world record setter in 2007 when he purchased the number plate '5' for a hefty £3.5 million.

How long do you own a private number plate? ›

What happens to the private number. Your V778 retention document proves that you still have the right to assign the private number for the next 10 years. You must renew your right to use a private number before the V778 expires.

Do private plates expire? ›

All private number plate certificates have an expiry date printed on them.

What happens to MoT when you change number plate? ›

When the car has been re-registered under your new private number plate by the DVLA, you will receive replacement V5C Registration Document. You will not receive a replacement MoT Certificate, but the DVLA's systems are updated automatically. So just take your vehicle for MoT as usual.

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