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Cherished Number Plates

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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

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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!

Cherished number plates is a term that is traditionally used by the motor trade to describe dateless registration marks issued before 1963. You may be more familiar with the terms private registrations, personalised car numberplates or even just private plates. The truth is that the older number plates certainly look more distinctive but they always have higher prices to match their desirability!

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.

  • ABH 483C
    £135.00
  • AFG 715S
    £135.00
  • AFG 725S
    £135.00
  • AFG 739S
    £135.00
  • SIG 8236
    £133.00
  • SIG 8237
    £133.00
  • SIG 8238
    £133.00
  • SIG 8240
    £133.00
  • UWV 796
    £845.25
  • XER 278
    £896.50
  • YPW 649
    £896.50
  • WSY 684
    £1,117.35
  • 184 UXC
    £794.00
  • 770 EOV
    £1,036.49
  • 346 HPA
    £896.50
  • 603 UYV
    £896.50
  • KSE 7
    £5,569.60
  • HPS 5
    £5,937.10
  • MHD 6
    £5,937.10
  • KBS 7
    £6,549.60
  • 4 XVY
    £2,430.99
  • 4 TXP
    £3,037.00
  • 9 UYF
    £3,037.00
  • 3 CHG
    £4,667.50

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The motor trade is nowadays coming to realise that this term also applies to any more modern car registration mark which is loved by and personal to their owner. There are many ways that less distinctive (and less expensive!) plates mean an awful lot to their owners.

For example the three letters on the registration may be those of the owner, the numbers on the plate could just be their lucky number or show the date of birth eg. J18 for January 18th. Likewise, the whole plate may relate to a word or phrase which is important to the owner. The car registration marks could spell out the owner’s job, their hobbies, their interests or their business. Football fans are increasingly showing their allegiance to their favourite club by displaying football –related registration plates, such as M60 UTD for Manchester United Football Club.

You can now see that whereas the older cherished number plates may give a strong message to everyone who see them, these more modern and less expensive ones are more versatile. You can now add much more information than before, relating directly to you and your own social group.

The great thing about these DVLA prefix, suffix and current style plates is precisely that they are more subtle. After all who cares if strangers know that it’s you that’s coming down the road, it’s the people who know you that matter!

Many of our customers start off by asking for their dream plate which may be something like AJS 1. When we tell them that such a registration mark can command a value between £28000 and £45000 they are stunned! Once they’ve recovered from the shock we explain that such plates have existed for 50 or 70 years and because they have such a strong following, their owners can ask almost any figure they like. Even numbers like AJS 178 command figures well into the thousands.

Of course we do sell such desirable numberplates, but the trick is to get the job done for far less money, for the majority of our customers. With many years experience our customer advisors are experts at helping you find a great plate that you will cherish for far less than you expected to pay. Then once it’s on your car you can happily pretend you paid thousands of pounds for it (because it’s so personal,) and that it took you years to find it!

Every time you change your vehicle all you need to do is pay the transfer fee to move your cherished number plates to your new vehicle

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