Ibby Number Plates
Why Buy a Number Plate from Absolute Reg?
We stock over 50 million number plates at Absolute Reg, which is even more than the DVLA! You have so many combinations to choose from, meaning you can personalise your plate based on your name, hobby, location or anything in between.
With our price promise, if you find a cheaper plate elsewhere, we’ll match the price (or sometimes even beat it).
Lifetime Customer Service
If you have any questions about your number plate – before, during or after your purchase – our customer service team are on hand to help you, every step of the way.
Certificate of Entitlement
When you purchase a new number plate for your vehicle, the DVLA issue you with a V750 certificate of entitlement.
Spread the cost of your plate over 12, 24 or 36 months with Payment Assistant, giving you more control over how you pay.
What Number Plate Styles Are Available?
The new/current style of number plate was introduced by the DVLA in 2001. This is because, with prefix plates, you can more easily hide the age of the vehicle. With these plates, it’s the first two letters that denote the area. Then, the next two numbers reveal the car’s age.
Prefix style number plates were introduced in the 80s after the DVLA started to run out of suffix combinations. As the name suggests, it’s the letter at the start that reveals the car’s age. For example, ‘A’ refers to 1983 and so on.
Demand for vehicles grew in the 1960s and, as such, the DVLA had to introduce suffix style plates. Again, as the name suggests, it’s the letter at the end of the plate that denotes the age, so ‘A’ refers to 1963.
The DVLA introduced dateless number plates in 1903. They were issued so that they could track the vehicles that were on the road. There aren’t many restrictions when it comes to the order of numbers and letters. As a result, you can be more creative with your combinations.