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Buy Private Car Number Plates


A Private Number Plate - also often referred to as a Personalised Number Plates, Private Registrations, or Cherished Number Plates - is a personalised DVLA registration number issued to your motor vehicle. The Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency, or DVLA, is a government agency tasked with assigning car registrations.

We at Absolute Reg are a recognized reseller of DVLA Registrations, and we pride ourselves on our outstanding stock of over 50 million registrations, accessible through our state of the art search functions. So, let us help you find the perfect private plate for you and your car!

Why Should I Buy a Private Number Plate?

  • Personalised number plates are a great way to add a touch of identity to your vehicle without breaking the bank. 

  • Great investments, as personalised registrations usually only appreciate in value as time goes by. 

  • Certain styles, such as Irish Number Plates, are fantastic ways to hide the age of your vehicle. 

  • They make incredible gifts for loved ones on birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, weddings, Fathers/Mothers Day, and other special occasions!

Absolute Reg offers a huge range of private plates for you to buy. You can search through our massive stock of private plates to find the perfect match for you and your car. Whether you are looking for your initials, a nickname or just something unique, we have a cheap number plate for you in our stock of over 50 million car registrations.

How do I buy a Private Number Plate?

Step 1: Find Your Dream Number Plate Using our Super Search Bar

With over 50 million registrations to choose from, we have more registrations to choose from than there are drivers in the whole of the United Kingdom. This means that you are guaranteed to find a cherished number plate that is as unique as you, and perfect for you too! 

Whether it is for your business, to match your name, or to simply make whatever you’re driving look more exclusive, whatever you’re looking for, our huge selection of affordable private registrations has something for everybody.

You can be as creative as you like with your personalized number plate. 

Head over to our Super Search Bar (found here) and enter your name, the name of a loved one who you intend to give a number plate as a gift to, the name of your business, or anything else! Thousands of options will pop up for you to choose from!

Step 2: Check to see if it is Suitable for Your Vehicle

You cannot attach a registration number to your vehicle that is younger than your vehicle (other than Northern Irish registration numbers).

Are you unsure what registrations are suitable for your vehicle?

Check here with our useful tool.

Step 3: Click “View and Buy” and Checkout

Once you’ve found the private plate of your dreams, simply click the “View and Buy” button and checkout.

That’s it! Buying with Absolute Reg is a simple, effortless process!

You can also apply for finance online if you wish. Learn more about that here.

How do I Sell a Private Number Plate?

Absolute Reg is constantly looking for fresh new registrations to purchase into stock or to sell on a commission basis.

Absolute Reg will take a proactive approach to finding you a buyer for your personalised number plate. You can expect your registration plate to be advertised across our social media platforms, national newspapers and magazines, and our other advertising platforms, making Absolute Reg the best place for you to find a buyer for your number plate.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Here is what you need to do:

  1. Fill out this form

That’s it! It is a simple 1 step process and you can expect your private plate valuation emailed to you in just 24 hours.

You will also receive a confirmation email stating that we have received your private plate valuation request, and are working on this to give you the most accurate, realistic price possible.

Once your number plate is sold, you will be paid via a BACS Transfer, usually within 3 working days of the sale.

Absolute Reg conducts a vast amount of market research before determining the valuation of your private number plate. As a result, we won’t be able to provide valuations over the phone. However, if you do have any questions regarding our valuation service, please call us on 0207 205 2347 or email us at

Please note: by submitting a registration to our website you are agreeing to the selling terms and conditions which can be found here.

How Many Styles of Private Number Plates are Available at Absolute Reg?

At Absolute Reg, we offer all types of number plate styles such as:

Current / New Style

Current registration plates, also referred to “new style registrations”, were introduced in September 2001. These number plates identify the year of issuance with a number. For example, 01 = Mar 2001, the first month of issuance.

Prefix Style

Prefix number plates were launched in 1983, and contain a letter at the beginning of the registration to indicate the year in which the vehicle was registered. For example, A = August 1983, the first month of issuance.

Suffix Style

Suffix number plates were introduced in 1963, and contain three letters and three numbers. The last letter indicates the year in which the vehicle was registered, for example, A = August 1963.


Dateless number plates can be used on any vehicle regardless of age. Often a prized collectors item owing to its rarity, a dateless reg plate contains a combination of 1, 2 or 3 numbers/letters. For example, A1, 123 A, or 123 ABC.

Northern Irish

Northern Irish registration marks have never changed over the years, and are now used across the UK and Northern Ireland for private number plates. Northern Irish registration marks will always contain I or Z, to represent the area of Northern Ireland in which they were first issued.

We even stock acrylic number plates, so all you have to do is screw them in place, and away you go!

Why You Should Buy Your Private Number Plate from Absolute Reg

Largest Stock

With over 50 million registrations, we’ve got more plates than any other dealer – including the DVLA!

Price Promise

At Absolute Reg, we refuse to be beaten on price - our price promise guarantees that you will get the best deal on the best selection of private registration plates. 

Found a cheaper number plate elsewhere? Absolute Reg will be sure to match it or even beat it by £5 wherever possible. Simply fill out this form.

Lifetime Customer Service

Whether it is 2 weeks after the date of your purchase, or 2 years, our friendly after sales team will be more than happy to help.

Rated Highest On-Time Delivery in 2020

Absolute Reg has been awarded the highest on-time delivery 2020 by Buy your private number plate online or over the phone today and find out why!

Get Finance Online

Private Registrations can often be quite expensive. Luckily, we at Absolute Reg allow you to purchase your dream private number plate without paying everything upfront. At Checkout, you can select the option to Finance your number plate following anywhere between 2 and 48 months, with 0 deposit and low credit rates. 

Meaning that a private plate is always an affordable present for a loved one. It also means you never have to compromise on your dream personalised plate for your car!

To find the perfect private number plate for you or your loved one, head over to our search engine page by clicking this link here.