Choose a format to filter number plates by and search by keyword or character position. All and Dateless searches allow you to type any group of characters. Current, Prefix and Suffix allow searching by exact character placement. As you select a character, the remaining boxes will auto-update to reflect available registrations. Alternatively, click here to view all number plates.
Enter keywords to search our number plates for sale. You may disregard spaces, and feel free to use common letter-number substitutions (3 for an E, 4 for an A, etc) to find your ideal numberplate. Alternatively, click here to view all number plates.
Dateless number plates do not conform to a typical number plate format or layout and, as the name suggests, they can be applied to a vehicle of any age. You’ll often find the most high-value number plates are dateless, but there are still bargains to be had.
Prefix number plates were traditionally fitted to new vehicles between 1983 and 2001. They follow the format of one letter, followed by one to three numbers and ending in three more letters – a total of five to seven characters. A great choice for a short number plate
Current number plates are the seven-character plates you’ll find fitted to all new cars from 2001. These contain two letters, followed by two numbers and ending in three more letters. Additional year identifiers on these plates are released bi-annually by the DVLA.
Suffix number plates were fitted to new vehicles from 1963 to 1983 and consist of three letters, followed by one to three numbers and ending in one letter. As with Prefix plates, they are five to seven characters in length and a great choice to spell short words.
Discover our expert-written articles where we uncover the latest number plate releases, auctions, guidelines, prices and all the information you need about UK number plates.
That’s a wrap on the May 2021 DVLA auction, the fourth of 2021. There were 2,500 number plates available, 19… continue
That’s a wrap on the March/April DVLA auction, the third of 2021. There were 2,500 number plates available, 26 of… continue
Our sole purpose at Plates VIP is to bring you, and thousands of other personalised number plate buyers & sellers, the greatest selection of number plates for sale in an easy to search format.
We collate private plates for sale from a variety of providers, add formats and filters to make them incredibly easy to find, and present them on our website as soon as they’re listed, 24 hours a day, every single day.
Our advanced number plate search filters allow you to find number plates filtered by keywords, the price, format, the date, the lengths and even amount of letters and numbers on the numberplate. That makes it super easy to find the exact type of registration plate you’re seeking for your vehicle.
We also have a selection of expert-written guides and articles covering the number plate industry, from DVLA auctions, new plate release schedules, legal guidelines and number plate sale prices. We’re your ultimate free resource for the latest number plate news.