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Try your name, initials, vehicle, anything.

This unique system generates all the private number plate searches possible, based on your input and then checks our huge database of over 40 million plates for matches.

The system does all the work so that you don't have to. However, if you don't see anything you like online, you can always fill in a short enquiry form for one of our expert staff to do more searching for you!

Prefix Style Search

Our biggest seller, millions to choose from at reasonable prices.

D12 SAM
P3 TER
1983 - 2001

Click 2 or more ANY tabs to choose your letters and numbers, click SEARCH. The more tabs you fill in the more focussed your search will be.

L4 URA
LAURA
E12 ROR
Computer Developers
G3 MMA
Gemma
M155 GEG
Miss Grace Elizabeth Gallagher
K155 AJS
Kiss, Amy Jane Smith
J46 UAR
Jaguar
X999 ROB
Kiss, For Rob who works in emergency services
N16 GKM
Nov 16th (Date of Birth), George K Moore
X40 JHD
Kiss, 40th Birthday, Janet Hannah Davies
K8 KLX
Katherine (Kate) Lambert, X for a kiss

Current Style Search

The same structure as registrations being issued on new vehicles.

VW05 BUG
GA12 ETH
2001 - Present

Click 3 or more ANY tabs to choose your letters and numbers, click SEARCH. The more tabs you fill in the more focussed your search will be.

OO07 RAY
For Raymond, A James Bond fan
AN63 LAJ
Angela Jones
YU11 MMY
Tasty Plate!
LO12 RYS
Haulage Firm
AN11 MAL
Sports Car Fans/ Vets
SH12 LEY
Best Plate for Shirley
SA12 AHJ
Sarah Jayne
BO55 RPJ
Boss, Rhys Paul James
JE55 GAZ
Jessica and Gary
MR52 DVS
Mrs Davies
XK03 JRC
XK Jaguar, John Robert Clark
JD04 CPD
Mr John Dawson and Mrs Claire P Dawson

Dateless Style Search

Browse or search through these desirable plates. Complete with guidance.

A1
123 ABC
1903 - 1963

Type into the box above and click SEARCH.

A1
The Ultimate Registration Mark
25 JR
Janet And Ronald’s 25th Anniversary
999 ROB
Rob The Fire-fighter
TOY 5
Ideal For Toyota or Toy Store Owners
AJL 33
April Jeanette Lee
4 CMP
For Christopher Michael Parkinson
ALF 45
Alfred
XMA 55
It’s Christmas!

Suffix Style Search

The first UK “dated” number plates, great value and ideal to cover the age of a vehicle.

JON 3S
ABC 123D
1963 - 1983

Click 2 or more ANY tabs to choose your letters and numbers, click SEARCH. The more tabs you fill in the more focussed your search will be.

ANG 314D
Angela Davies
KEN 1X
Kenneth, Number 1, Kiss
JON 3S
Jones
EDW 412D
Edward
GHO 5T
Ideal For Rolls Royce Owners and Supernatural Believers!
RAC 3R
Racer
JAC 1P
Jack or Jacqueline, Number 1, Peters
CAB 846E
Cabbage, For Vegetarians!

Northern Ireland style

Great value & are fine for all UK vehicles, they always contain an I or a Z

GIL 123
1903 onwards

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SHZ 40
Sharon’s 40th Birthday Present
BAZ 101
Barry
BIG 8055
Big Boss
GIL 2068
Gillian
GAZ 6468
Gareth
LNZ 12
Lyndsey
OIL 999
Petrol-head
MIG 6857
Cover Plate, Ideal for hiding vehicle age!

Registration plates have changed many times over the years since the UK vehicle registration system began in 1903 and it was not until the late 50's and early 60's that the idea of having a transferrable personal registration plate on your car, was born.

The first sequence of registration plates 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 personal reg plates are dateless as 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 not the most popular choice of our customers as they command prices well into many thousands of pounds.

Bargain Number PlatesThe Cover Plate Hotlist

Simply Amazing Value - the Perfect Way to hide the age of your vehicle - from only £58 (£138 inc. £80 govt transfer fee)
These distinctive “cover plates” can be transferred to any age of vehicle. Prices shown include vat and government transfer fees.

  • UFZ 727
    £327.00
  • FGZ 5875
    £133.00
  • FGZ 5876
    £133.00
  • FGZ 9303
    £133.00
  • FGZ 9304
    £133.00
  • UWS 723
    £607.00
  • 594 FOH
    £651.00
  • 403 CRV
    £771.00
  • 567 UYJ
    £686.38
  • UWS 723
    £607.00
  • 8 GOW
    £7,237.00
  • 2 TPO
    £8,557.00
  • JNP 6
    £10,357.00
  • 294 TE
    £3,057.00
  • UWS 723
    £607.00
  • ON 4530
    £1,047.00
  • 839 DOC
    £1,957.00
  • 6553 NW
    £2,357.00
  • 550 MPC
    £2,557.00
  • TL 8872
    £2,557.00

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The less expensive alternatives can be searched using the search systems on the FIND NUMBER PLATES link above. These include DVLA Prefix number plates, DVLA Current style number plates and dvlni 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 plate sequence) they can be transferred to any age of UK registered motor vehicle, not just those registered in Northern Ireland. The only drawback with personal Irish plates may be that they always have an I or a Z in the letter combinations but you’ll find this isn’t the case for the other British plates.

It’s possible to choose your initials or a three letter word of 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 plate for someone else, as a gift perhaps, then you might like to visit our Ideas and Suggestions pages by clicking here . These have been designed with the personal number plate novice in mind to help them 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 personal registration plates and you may like to see these by clicking here

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