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Personalise your pride and enjoy with a plate to match the make and model of your car.

There are several ways to choose a personal registration number that reflects the make or model of your vehicle. Most obviously, you can try to find a combination that represents the letters spelling out the make or model’s name. For example, H1 LUX would be the perfect registration for a Toyota Hilux; JEN 553N would be excellent for a Jensen Interceptor and SAA 8S for a Saab Sonett.

It can be quite hard to find good representations spelling out the make/model names - especially for popular cars - as the demand is high and the number of available combinations is limited. Where the brand consists of initials, such as BMW, MG and the like, there are often many more examples still available and a larger pool to choose from.

The limited pool to which we alluded above is not necessarily a bad thing. For those with an eye on investment, snapping up the very best examples can provide profitable resale opportunities later on. Our magazine, The World of Personal Number Plates featured Ferrari dealer John Collins, who paid more than half a million pounds for the registration 25 O. When one considers the prices paid for classic Ferrari cars, and the fame achieved by that registration when it became the UK’s most expensive auction number, it is very likely that Mr Collins could find a willing buyer for 25 O at a much higher price than he paid. All it needs is one determined and wealthy Ferrari 250 GT owner with money to spare.

NB: Trademarks shown are copyright of the respective owners. Inclusion is provided solely for the supporters of the brand. No relationship, association or endorsement is inferred or implied.

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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