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Cherished Number Plates

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Cherished number plates make a perfect gift, whether that’s for a family member, friend, partner or even yourself! As an official DVLA Registered Number Plate Supplier, we are fully authorised to buy and sell cherished plates, and have our own exclusive database which we can search for your perfect cherished plate!

What are cherished number plates?

A cherished registration contains a sequence of characters which forms a registration mark of significant age, and typically have some sort of value to their owner. When number plates were first introduced in 1903, prior to the suffix system coming into play in 1963, all cars displayed a registration number which contained an area marker and a randomly assigned number, which meant that there was no way of identifying the age of the vehicle it was assigned to.  For this reason, cherished reg plates are otherwise known as dateless number plates. 

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Cherished Number Plates

Cherished registration plates can appear in a number of different styles, with either 1, 2, 3 or 4 numbers, followed by 1, 2 or 3 letters, or the reverse, with the letters coming first prior to the numbers. For example, DAD 1, RW 25 or 702 TCR could all be considered as dateless or cherished registrations. 

One of the benefits of a cherished number plate is that it really does make your car stand out from the crowd, with it impossible for anyone to identify the age of your vehicle just by looking at it. This makes cherished numbers popular with classic and vintage car enthusiasts and owners who want to hide the age of their vehicle or make it a little more personal to them. If this sounds like you, then once you’ve purchased your cherished reg, then you may be interested in a vintage style plate to have it printed on, although this can only happen if your vintage car was manufactured prior to 1980!

Cherished plates can also make a fantastic opportunity too! Although they are typically more expensive than suffix, prefix or current style plates due to their rarity, sometimes it’s possible to grab yourself a bargain, particularly at auction, and reap the rewards in years to come!