Private number plates inspire a Marmite state of mind – you either love ‘em or hate ‘em.
No matter where you stand on private number plates, one thing’s for sure, a small minority of motorists are shelling out an absolute fortune to get their hands on them.
The DVLA has been selling cherished number plates since 1989 and in that time they have knocked out more than six million and raised in excess of £2 billion for the Treasury.
Here the team at Adrian Flux provide the answers to some of the questions you have been asking about private registration plates.
How much will a private registration plate cost?
Every year the sale of DVLA registration plates brings in more than £100 million, most of which comes from the thousands of more affordable registrations which cost from as little as £250.
However, some people are prepared to spend much, much more. The 10 most expensive personalised registration plates sold on the DVLA site are:
- 25 0 – £400,000 in November 2014
- 1 D – £285,000 in March 2009
- DEV 1L – £240,000 in December 2021
- 1G1 – £222,000 in July 2019
- 51 NGH – £201,000 in April 2006
- 1 RH – £196,000 in November 2008
- K1 NGS – £185,000 in December 1993
- KR15 HNA – £180,000 in May…