Although there are numerous terms, DVLA Number Plates are not to be confused with Cherished registration numbers. DVLA number plates are the car registrations that are issued by the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA for short). They usually cost a few hundred pound although some of the more sought after combinations that are very rare or desirable or read a word or name can cost many thousands of pounds. Nowadays, some of the earlier marks are changing hands around 10 times their original cost.
These registrations have not been around for quite as long as the Suffix registrations or cherished numbers. They made their first appearance in August 1983 when the system changed from what were then the Suffix number plates to the Prefix number plates.
DVLA Prefix Plates
The first number plates from the DVLA that were available for sale were the "H" prefix registrations that were put on sale by Select Registrations in October 1990. These ranged from number 1-20 but no higher. After the successful launch of these personalised registrations, the DVLC, as they were known then, then issued the "A" prefix range of registration numbers on 16th August 1991. Again only 20 combinations from each range were issued. Number plate dealers and savvy investors bought thousands of these DVLA personalised registrations, as up until this point they were so difficult to find and of course there was a great demand developing.
DVLA New Style Plates
These prefix car registrations continued to be issued up until March 2000, but added more combinations to the range such as 111, 200 and 222 for example, at which point the new style DVLA registration plate system came into circulation. The current style of number plate, which look like AG53 DFG for example, will be around until 2050 when another system for registering new cars will have to be dreamed up.
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