What are cherished number plates?


Cherished number plates, personal car registration numbers, private plates, and personalised car registration numbers are all terms commonly used to describe the same thing — car registration numbers.

The term ‘cherished number plate’ or ‘cherished registration number’ is used specifically to describe number plates with a dateless registration. These sought-after plates are usually from before 1963, or simply lack a year identifier.

The first registration number was issued in 1903, A1. Originally, registrations were issued by county councils. These days, the DVLA in Swansea is in charge of the register. Car registration number formats have changed several times as demand outstripped supply. As of 1963, car registration numbers included a year identifier.

What are the benefits of a cherished number plate?


As previously mentioned, this type of registration plate has no year identifier. Therefore, these are particularly desirable for use on older cars.

Plus, some cherished number plates increase in value based on trends, so they make great investment pieces. For example, a cherished number plate broke records at the time when it sold for £440,000 in 2008. Just ten years later, it was offered for sale for £14.4 million!

Personalised registrations can also be used to represent your name, nickname, initials, football team, company, hobby, make of car, birthday, and much, much more. They are a great way of adding a personal touch to your car.

How much is a cherished number plate?

Search millions of personalised number plates for sale and private number plates for sale here at Platinum Plates with our search box. There are personalised number plates available to suit every budget. Cherished number plates can cost as little as a few hundred pounds to as much as hundreds of thousands.

A cherished car registration number or private number plate is an ideal way to personalise your vehicle. We can even handle the transfer process for you, free of charge. If you have any queries or need help choosing a personalised registration, call our sales team on 01746 783 500 who will be more than happy to offer advice and assist you with any cherished number plate queries. Alternatively, you can email us at sales@platinumplates.co.uk.

Looking to sell your personalised number plate or cherished number plate? The first step is to obtain a fair market appraisal of its market value. We are happy to provide personalised and cherished number plate valuations free of charge.

We can even help to find a buyer for your private plates. There are no upfront fees and your cherished number plates would be promoted within our extensive marketing campaigns. Contact us today for more information.