6-Digit Number Plates


What Are 6-Digit Number Plates?

A 6-digit number plate is a dateless plate issued by the DVLA. In most cases, dateless number plates have between 1 and 4 numbers followed by 1 to 4 letters.

Hence, they are sometimes called three-by-one plates.

Why Are 6-Digit Number Plates Special?

Number plates with six digits are usually only available at auctions. However, many drivers throughout the UK sell their 6-digit plates to us at Absolute Reg, meaning you can use our site to find the perfect plate for you.

6-Digit Dateless Number Plates

A registration mark was first affixed to every vehicle in 1904 by the DVLA. Our wide variety of affordable plates is what sets Absolute Reg apart from the competition.

The first dateless private number plates were issued in 2 batches. The ordinary dateless number plates, and then the reversed dateless number plates.

How Do I Buy 6-Digit Number Plates?

1. Search For A 6-Digit Private Number Plate

Use our search bar to search our catalogue of 50 million DVLA number plates. Finding a 6-digit number plate that suits you has never been easier.

2. Check To See If It’s Suitable For Your Vehicle

The next step is to find out what private registrations would be appropriate for your vehicle after choosing your 6-digit personalised number plate. (Except for Northern Irish registration numbers), the registration number cannot be older than the vehicle itself.

3. Click “View and Buy” and Checkout

Click the “View and Buy” button when you've found the perfect 5-digit number plate for you.

Other Plate Styles

A variety of styles of DVLA number plates are available alongside our 6-digit number plates. You can explore a variety of styles and prices when trying to purchase a private plate. 

From a wide range of number plate styles, choose the one that best suits you and your car.

Current/New Style

Current style number plates are also known as new-style number plates. They were first issued by the DVLA back in 2001. There are thousands of current or new style registrations for you to decide from that are affordable.

Current style number plates use 2 letters at the start, representing the area of the issuing plate. At the end of the plate, there are 2 numbers (either a 0 or a 5) and the year date.

Suffix Style

Suffix-style registration plates were first introduced in 1963 and ran up to 1982. In this registration type, the letter at the end is used to identify the age.

For example, registrations that ended with an A represented 1963, and registrations ending in Y represented 1982.

Prefix Style

Prefix DVLA number plates were issued for the first time, after the expiration of the suffix registration marks, in August 1983.

Prefix registrations are most popular across the private number plate market.

Prefix registrations are very similar to suffix plates in that the first character indicates the year of the plate's issue. For example, if A is the first letter of the registration, it represents the year 1983.

Northern Irish

You can conceal the age of your vehicle with Northern Ireland registration marks. In general, these number plates are among the cheapest on the market, as such it is not uncommon to pay almost nothing for them.

All Northern Irish registrations are also dateless. Thanks to this, they are often highly sought after and usually soar in value as time goes on.

Why Should You Buy Your 6-Digit Plates From Absolute Reg?

Largest Stock

We have more licence plates than anyone else - including the DVLA!

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that you are getting the best deals on the best selection of private registration plates at Absolute Reg.

Lifetime Customer Service

It doesn't matter how much time has passed since your purchase, our friendly after-sales team is always happy to help.

Rated Highest On-Time Delivery In 2020

Find out why our private number plates are so popular by ordering yours online or by phone today! You can also find our accolades on reviews.co.uk.

Certificate Of Entitlement

When you purchase a brand new DVLA number plate from us, you will receive a V778 or V750 certificate of entitlement from the DVLA.

For the first time, you receive a V750 certificate when you register a new number plate.

6-Digit Number Plates As Gifts

Whatever the format, personalised plates are always a good gift idea.
6 digit plates offer a multitude of options, which means you are almost certain to find one that is perfect for your special someone. Whatever the car, a perfect 6-digit plate will make a huge impact. If you're unsure where to start, read our number plate gifting guide.

6-Digit Number Plates FAQ

Can The DVLA Create A Number Plate?

Number plates with six digits are created by the DVLA for all registered vehicles in the UK. However, only UK taxed vehicles can use DVLA number plates.

Can I use A 6-Digit Plate Straight Away?

To use a new number plate, you must submit an application so that your plate can be approved for use. You are good to go once your application has been approved.

Do You Have To Pay To Put A 6-Digit Plate On Your Car?

Changing your number plate is completely free. It's just a matter of filling out the application and sending it. 
You won't be able to replace your old number plate if you don't remove the old number plate though, otherwise it won't be considered valid.

Can I Put My 6-Digit Plate On Any Car?

In order to comply with the format established for all registration plates, registration numbers must be issued by the DVLA. Vehicles with DVLA number plates, for example, cannot appear newer than they actually are.