Cherished Number Plates

Cherished number plates are often referred to as dateless registration plates issued before 1963. They are one of the most sought after plates and can be found mostly on classic vehicles.

How To Transfer Cherished Number Plates?

Cherished number plates can exist in either of two states:

• On a vehicle;

• On a certificate of entitlement which designates the legal owner.

Depending on your needs, a cherished number can be transferred from a certificate to a vehicle or vice-versa. A transfer can be made either through the post or online. The only paperwork you will require is the V5C logbook of the vehicle in question. Furthermore, an £80 fee will be payable to the DVLA for the transfer to go through. If you require further assistance, please give us a call on 0203 600 1234, and our team of experts will be more than happy to help.

Dvla Cherished Number Plates

Click4Reg is a recognised reseller of DVLA registrations without any affiliation to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. You can use our number plate search below to find your cherished plate online! Once you have found the registration you want you can buy your perfect private number plate.

What are Cherished Plates?

Cherished plates are so-called because, for them to remain in circulation until the present day, they had to be passed along from one owner to another. Thus, they were often passed down from generation to generation as a sort of family heirloom or remained on a classic vehicle as it saw one owner swapped for another again and again.

Cherished plates are cultural artefacts as well as objects of fascination for many. The plethora of collectors, scholars, clubs, societies and just sheer information available concerning cherished numbers begs the question: how could something as prosaic as a car registration plate become the locus of such preoccupation? Put simply, cherished number plates are imbued with meaning; they are symbols which command respect, inspire awe, or, in onlookers, conjure up fewer noble emotions such as envy.

Changing Attitudes Towards Cherished Plates

Because of their cherished status, these plates are often quite expensive. The most expensive cherished number plate ever sold was bought for £518,000 in 2014. Ferrari dealer John Collins purchased the 25 O registration and now adorns the front and rear bumpers of a £10 million Ferrari 250SWB.

However, attitudes within the motor trade are changing. Those working in this field have realised that the term 'cherished number plates' should perhaps not apply strictly to dateless registrations. A number plate can be cherished by its owner and can hold a special place in their heart even if it's not extremely expensive and registered before 1963.

Private registration plates, which are much less pricey than dateless ones, can still be personalised in a way which pleases their owners and adds another layer of meaning to their beloved vehicle. There are millions of combinations available to personalise your registration plate. At Click 4 Reg, we strive to help vehicle owners find a plate that suits their budget - however big or small!

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Suffix Number Plates

Suffix DVLA registrations cover the date ranges of 1963-1983 and include three letters, one, two or three numbers followed by one letter. These private plates are best for customers with shorter names or older vehicles.

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Dateless Number Plates

Dateless registrations can be applied to any vehicle of any age and are often the most rare and sought after private number plates in the market, they often appeal to customers with shorter names/nicknames or initials.

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