A cherished number is a registration which is either owned by us or by a person or company that we deal with to sell the number on their behalf. Transfer to your vehicle usually takes around 4 weeks. We have thousands of prestigious numbers
The most popular search is a 3 letter combination such as you or your partners initials. Next in popularity is car model numbers like 323 or 911. Many of our registrations are also linked to names, such as OO04 LAN is linked to ALAN
Prefix numbers were released between 1983 and 2001 and went from letters A through to Y. They are ideal for low cost registrations as they are available from £250 plus £80 transfer fee. You cannot make your vehicle look newer than it is, so a vehicle first registered in Aug 1985 cannot have a plate on that was released in Aug 1997
The current style is the range that came in in 2001 where instead of letters, it uses 2 numbers to indicate the release and the release is made every 6 months. They benefit from having 5 letters to customise. You cannot make your vehicle look newer than it is. so a vehicle first registered in Sept 2005 (55 plate) cannot have a plate on that was released in Sept 2006 (56 plate)
All motor vehicles need to have number plates showing the registration number to be fixed on to them. It is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that manages and provides vehicle registrations across the UK. The UK also allows personalized DVLA number plates. We at MarkHunt can help you find the personalized number and cherished registrations you need.
Number Plates in the UK
Back in 1904, registration plates were made a mandatory requirement for all motor vehicles. It was in 2001 that the current registration number format was introduced. Currently, the first two letters, called the local memory tag, denotes the region. The second section is a two digit year code and last comes a random sequence of three letters that identifies the vehicle.
You must note that you do not own your registration number, it is only assigned to you by the DVLA for use. So, if you sell the car and cease to be the registered keeper of the vehicle, you also facilitate a number plates transfer to the new owner automatically. If you want to keep the number, you should formally apply for number plates retention. You can get your number plates valuation done by MarkHunt and we will let you know how much you can sell it for in the future!
The Basics Of Personalised Number Plates
While the standard format registration plates are the normal issues, you can have your number plates personalized too. In 2017, £111 million was spent on the purchase of private registration plates. However, even for personalised registration, always ensure you comply with some rules:
Private number plates, like normal plates, must be clearly visible, both to other people and to CCTV cameras
They should be easy to read
They should be illuminated at night
They should adhere to the colour, font, and size specifications for all legal number plates
For plates issued from 1962 onwards, you cannot choose a registration number that is older than your car. This is because these registration plates have a letter or number that denotes the year of issue
Choosing Personalised Number Plates
While choosing custom number plates, you can try out various combinations of numbers and letters that resemble the word or phrase you want. Then, you can approach us to find out if such a registration number is available, to get it as a new reg number for your car. If not, we can help you find very good alternatives. Keep relevant documents like those you need to prove ownership of the vehicle on hand, for a speedy reg.
Are you a plate hunter seeking cherished number plates? You can choose from different styles:
Dateless: Number plates issued before 1962.
Suffix Plates: Registration plates issued between 1962 and 1982, where the letter indicating the year of issue was added as a suffix.
Prefix Plates: These are plates issued from 1983 to 2000, where the letter denoting year of issue was added as a prefix.
Current: Number plates that follow the style of the current registration number scheme, beginning in the year 2001.
Buy the Perfect Personalised Registration Plates
MarkHunt can help you get the new reg number plate you want. You can buy from our stock or you can authorize us to bid on DVLA cherished plates, on your behalf. The DVLA has been holding auctions of DVLA private number plates since 1990, ever since they realized that some number plates that people found unique because of their semblance to certain names or words gave them significantly more value and were being traded in the market.
The cost of private reg plates can vary depending on various factors. Rare combinations of numbers and letters that give the best personalization options can come at a very high cost. The DVLA private plates prices begin from £250 and command an additional £80 as transfer fee.
As a plate hunter, you can get plates for less, if you buy from us. MarkHunt is one of the leading dealers of car reg number dealers in the UK. We will give you a wide choice of private plates to pick from. We have a huge selection of numbers that we have purchased into stock, so if you pick one from our list, we can facilitate a speedy reg.
When you buy private plates from us, the number plates transfer process will be easy and smooth. We will be able to provide you with a range of choices which will enable you to get just the cherished plate you want - your initials, a car brand, your birth date, or even a combination that represents a slogan or statement. We will be able to offer the plates for less, as we have a varied stock to choose from. We can also locate other sources, like private sellers, or DVLA auctions. Let MarkHunt make it easier for you to get your cherished number plate!
Sell A Car Reg Number You Own Through Markhunt
If you have a car reg number to sell, you can approach us for a number plates valuation. In fact, when you sell a car, you can approach us for help with the number plates retention procedure. We can then sell your number plate for you, to ensure that you get the best price for it.