The number plate of your car is an essential aspect of the vehicle but personalisation of it has been popular for a long time, with varying effects.
Registrations are very popular when you want to customise your car and really make it stand out from the crowd. Some of these manage to add an outlandish quality though and here are 20 of those examples.
MAG1C – WHICH BELONGED TO PAUL DANIELS
R8 8LUD – IRONICALLY ON AN R8
RM 10 MEN
Customised car registrations are available to any of us if we have the money to part with, so how are they priced?
o Old plates tend to be the highest price as there were less of them and they can also be put on a lot more cars
o The fewer numerical digits, the more expensive they are, with the number ‘1’ being the most expensive because it is so popular
o If you happen to have very popular initials or would like a popular word this will also prove costly
o The shorter the overall number of digits, the more money it will cost
Here are some of the most expensive registration plates ever sold:
3 S £94,000
MN 1 £100,000
MR51 NGH £101,050
1 HRH £113,815
6 B £130,000
2 0 £142,249
I F £144,500
CEO 1 £154,100
1 A £160,000
VIP 1 £285,000
M 1 £331,500
I D £352,411
S I £404,063
F I £440,000
Personal registrations seem to hold value and they are shown to only increase in value with age so how can you transfer your new registration?
1. Complete a V317 form that you can get from the DVLA
2. Send it into your local DVLA office with:
o V5 / V5C certificate( must be the original)
o MOT certificate
o A photocopy of your tax disc to avoid error
You will not be able to change over the registration the same day though as this process can take days or weeks.
If you are putting a registration on retention you would follow the same details as above but would select to retain and not to transfer. If the car the registration is coming off does not have another registration to go on you will need to also apply for a replacement which is issued by the DVLA. All you will then need to do is get the plates made up and on the car, so investing in a private registration, holding value and becoming better with age are certainly desirable benefits.
Article written by Ian Collins representing www.britishcarregistrations.co.uk who sell and transfer private vehicle registration in compliance with the DVLA.