CAR REGISTRATION PLATES
Car Registration plates are no longer the preserve of the rich and famous , they are now owned and cherished by people just like you. They have changed many times over the years since the UK vehicle registration system began in 1903 which means that there are so many varieties of plates in circulation there’s bound to be one that’s just right for your needs.
The sequence of registration plates first began with one letter and one number eg A1 closely followed by numbers up to 999. Then these were reversed and more letters were added up to a maximum of three letters and three numbers eg ABC 123 or 123 ABC. These cherished numberplates are dateless because they were not intended to have any relation to the age of the vehicle they were assigned to. There are many of these still in existence and for sale today, but they are the rarest types of plates available and certainly not the most popular choice of our customers, as they command prices well into many thousands of pounds.
Much less expensive alternatives can be searched using the number plates search systems on the left of this page. These include Prefix plates, Current style plates and Irish registrations starting from as little as £99 plus vat and transfer fees. Whilst the Irish plates are all dateless (as they also have no age identifier in the letter or number sequence) they can be transferred to any age of UK registered motor vehicle, not just those registered in Northern Ireland.
The only drawback with Irish plates could be that they always have an I or a Z in the letter combinations so for this reason they may not suit you. The good news is that this isn’t the case for the other British plates so we should have something to suit everyone’s requirements.
You can choose your initials or a three letter word or name to search and it’s even possible to get some really good matches to longer names, words and phrases. If you’re looking for a private car registration plate for someone else, as a gift perhaps, then you might like to visit our Ideas and Suggestions pages. This section has been designed with the number plate novice in mind so we hope it provides a useful introduction to help you understand how people choose certain letter and numbering combinations to represent names, words and phrases.
There are many rules and regulations relating to the display of your registration plates and you can visit these pages whilst your in the site.
Don’t worry though our services include carrying out all the legal transfer work for you at our offices here in Swansea so you can relax and sit back whilst your new car registration plates transfer is smoothly completed.