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“The best things in life are free.” “Money can’t buy you love.” We tend to accept these clichés as truth, but some might question them.

Here at Regtransfers we appreciate that a perfect number plate is worth a near limitless amount. We’ve sold 68% of the 50 most expensive ever purchased in the UK, so we know a thing or two about the very high end of the plate spectrum.

Selling for well above half a million pounds, ‘25 O’ sits proudly as the most expensive plate ever sold in the UK. In all fairness, it now sits atop a multi-million pound classic Ferrari 250 once owned by Eric Clapton; but half a million pounds goes a long way, and it got us thinking about some comparisons that show just how valuable the very best private number plates have become. To help readers to grasp the sums involved, we’ve created an infographic to show the value of these top car registrations in relation to some of the other finer things in life.

After the initially silly suggestion of ‘a million Mars Bars’ came up (Please write in if you know where to find a Mars Bar for under 50p!), we came to the realisation that the purchasers of the top twenty car registration have all paid more than the cost of a property in some parts of the country. So, having crunched the numbers, we present a striking illustration of the value of the UK's record-breaking personal number plates.

We’d like to stress that these are the very extreme end of the premium spectrum: the crème de la crème of the number plate world, if you'll pardon our French. Many of our plates are surprisingly affordable, and we even offer finance arrangements on those just out of reach. Find your ideal number plate today with our online search service!

Click the following link to check out our full chart of the UK's most expensive number plates.

Gold-plated number plates

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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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