The very first collection of dateless number plates ran for 28 years before 1932. From 1932 onwards a three-letter series were issued on a regional basis using the next pair of letters used to identify the area of issue.
These dateless registrations formed the basis for the very first private plates along with the low number combinations that are the most sought after by fans. From 1950 onwards the mixtures were reversed because the amount of combinations with letters were exercising. In certain popular areas, the 3 number mixes were subsequently added to with 4 number combinations.
If I buy a registration, can I change my mind?
No. Immediately on the fall of the hammer at a DVLA Auction or at the close of a Timed Auction a legally binding contract is formed between the purchaser and the Secretary of State for Transport. The exception is in the case of an “Unsold Lot” being purchased after a DVLA Auction has closed.
Registrations are not sold for less than the Reserve Price.
Registrations cannot be purchased before the auction.
Bids are submitted on a “Maximum Bid” basis. “Maximum Bids” are not visible to any other bidder
Bidding starts at the reserve price. If there is competitive bidding, bids will automatically be taken in £10 increments up to your Maximum Bid
We strongly recommend you place your Maximum Bid early as there is no advantage to leaving your bid until the last minute
We do not recommend bidding using internet access from a mobile phone or similar device due to the reduced visibility of the website
Each Lot in the DVLA Timed Auction has an End Time which is shown on the website
Please note that this will be extended in the event of any last-minute bidding activity
No bids will be accepted after the Lot closes
Any unsold Lots will remain with DVLA. They are not available to purchase after the auction
You cannot use a registration number to make a vehicle look younger than it is
Warning: It is an offence to alter, re-arrange or misrepresent a registration number
There is a maximum fine of £1,000 and the registration number can be withdrawn without compensation
You will be liable for all bids made using your bidder details
If you are successful, the price you will pay will be your winning bid price, plus VAT on the bid price, an 8% buyer’s premium (minimum £40), VAT on the buyer’s premium and an £80 Assignment Fee
Your credit or debit card details must be provided in order to register as a bidder
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