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What Are Private Number Plates?


Private number plates, personalised number plates and cherished number plates are those with a distinct combination of numbers and letters. These private plates will have replaced the original registration mark given to the vehicle when it was first registered with the DVLA. National Numbers specialise in dealing and selling these special private plates, and we've been expertly doing so for years.

How to buy a private number plate

  • You can buy a private plate with us online in seconds, with a range of 0% finance plans available.
  • For upcoming registration releases such as the 20 plate series, you can register interest and place advanced orders.
  • We can also help you pick up a previously unreleased plate from a DVLA auction.

Whatever you choose, always be sure to use an accredited private number plate dealer such as National Numbers. To discuss more, give our friendly and experienced sales staff a call on 01642 363738.

How to find your perfect personalised number plate?

Find Your Perfect Number Plate

The National Numbers website has over 61 million registrations for sale and new plates are added every hour. With our state-of-the-art search engine finding your ideal car registration number couldn't be easier. Simply type in the letters or number that you are looking for and we will show you all the registrations for sale.

Some private plates are on sale from £136 and you can sort them by price, with many of our personalised number plates also coming with the option of 0% finance payment plans.

And if you still can't find your ideal registration online, or if you have any questions, we have friendly sales staff available 7 days a week to assist you. They will guide you through choosing the right car registration number, finance, legal considerations, paperwork and administration to make sure that buying your chosen car registration plates is a simple, painless process.

Please don't hesitate to call on 01642 363738 and they will be happy to help.

How do private number plates work?

We have a huge selection of registrations available. There are lots of formats, but the golden rule is you can make a vehicle look older with a private plate, but you can't make it look newer. So that's a no-go for putting an 18 reg plate on 15 reg vehicle.

Where to get personalised number plates made?

National Numbers supply the highest quality road and MOT legal acrylic plates with a large selection of shapes, flags, borders, 3D effect fonts and other options. As you've bought the number plate from us; you do not need to provide any further proof of entitlement/identity documents that are usually required.

If you simply want the plastic plates and aren't interested in buying a private registration, then we recommend where you can order your plates online and collect them locally.

Start your Search

We have been in the private registration plate business for more than 38 years, and our friendly sales staff have guided thousands of clients through their first venture into choosing a private registration plate.

If you can't find what you're looking for online, please don't hesitate to give them a call!

You can phone us on 01642 363738 and we'll be happy to help you find your ideal mark.

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Proud Members Of

Proud members of ALL number plate dealership trade organisations.

Cherished Numbers Dealers Association
Retail Motor Industry Federation
Cherished Numbers Guild
Institute of Registration Agents & Dealers

We're also DVLA recognised - meeting the terms and conditions of the DVLA's ethical trading practices.

We're also DVLA recognised - meeting the terms and conditions of the DVLA's ethical trading practices.
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