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Famous Plates and Faces

Top footballer's best private plates

George Best Mini with private number plate G18 EST

NB: We show George's plate here in its misspaced format for historical accuracy but we strongly advise readers not to display number plates with any spacing except that approved in the regulations. The regulations are vigorously enforced and penalties for non-compliance are substantial.

The history of number plates

Earl Russell's Napier with registration A1

Private number plates have become a popular feature on UK roads, with drivers willing to pay significant sums of money for personalised registrations that reflect their names, interests or businesses.

Celebrity Choices


What kind of private plates do celebrities choose? Words? Initials?

Doddie Weir

Doddie Weir event photograph

We were very sad to hear of the passing of Scottish rugby legend and Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Doddie Weir.

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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