Dateless number plates
A dateless number plate is the perfect choice for an exclusive, unique and distinctive finishing touch on any new or classic car.
What are dateless number plates?
Dateless number plates are the first number plates issued by local councils in accordance with the Motor Car Act 1904.
A dateless registration consists of a simple letter region code with a unique number to identify the vehicle. Dateless plates are special due to the fact that they don't contain an age identifier and can be assigned to any vehicle.
There were different variations of dateless registrations released from 1903 to 1962. See our number plate formats page to learn more.
Are dateless number plates a good investment?
Private number plates used to be an affluent status symbol. They have become much more accessible and can be found at many different price points.
However, dateless number plates rank top in exclusivity and rarity and still command high prices. To the extent that they occupy the entire top 15 of the UK's most expensive number plates.
Dateless registrations represent a shrewd yet lucrative investment opportunity. As they often appreciate in value and still remain very desirable among buyers. Thus, it is no surprise to see dateless plates sell for staggering amounts at auctions.
Read our number plate investment page to find out how private number plates can fetch you a nice profit.
How to sell your dateless number plate
Dateless number plates are desirable among buyers and can be very lucrative for sellers.
You can sell your number plate with us more efficiently, as we will use our expertise and resources to ensure you receive the best possible price.
1. Get your dateless registration valued
It is a good idea to know exactly how much your number plate is worth in today's market. You can do so by receiving a free no-obligation valuation from Regtransfers by simply filling out our form. Our team of experts will manually assess all influencing factors to provide a comprehensive, accurate valuation. An accurate price estimate can increase your chances of selling your dateless number plate faster with a greater return.
2. Sell it with us or list it in auction
After you have received your free valuation, you will also have the option to list your dateless registration in our number plate auction. As a result, your registration is liley to attract thousands more potential buyers. Otherwise, you can also have us advertise your dateless plate online, including featuring your number plate in relevant searches on our website.
Once we have received an offer or bid that you're prepared to accept, we will oversee the transaction to assure that it is completed securely.
How to transfer a dateless plate
Once you purchase a dateless number plate, you can apply for one of three different types of transfers.
You can transfer a registration number from vehicle to vehicle, from retention certificate to vehicle and, lastly, vehicle to retention certificate. We have created a DVLA transfer guide to explain transferring your dateless registration.
With our fully managed transfer service, we will handle all the important paperwork and ensure your transfer is completed without any hassle.
Dateless number plate FAQs
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We are Regtransfers, the UK's largest independent private number plates specialist. The company was established in 1982 and our headquarters are in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. We are registered with the DVLA as a supplier of both personalised registrations and acrylic number plates. We buy and sell private registrations for our own stock and on behalf of clients throughout the UK.Read more about us
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