Cherished term harps back to when proper plate ruled the roads. Then the government in 1963 introduced the suffix year letter and then the prefix in 1983. So, Cherished Personalised Number Plates really belong to a forgotten era. Dec 1903 was when the first registered vehicle was done and by 1962 the state had run out of options and hence suffix plates.
I (Eric Craggs) often liken this cherished personalised number plates to antiques because, in my opinion they are. My advice would always be that if you can afford one of these plates then buy it. In my 25 years in the business I just see them going up and up in price. I would always be willing discuss what I class as a good investment so feel free to give me a ring.
National Numbers realise that buying a private number plate is not cheap and therefore we are the only DVLA Number Plate business to offer 0% Finance on most of our 30 million cherished plates. A few other companies have tried to copy our approach but usually give up after a few months. This is because it is not simple to offer 0% financ on such a vast quantity of Cherished Number Plates that you can buy securely online; we use the latest encryption possible. It is the same standard used by main banks.