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private reg plates

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by swamper, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. swamper

    swamper Zorg Guru (V)
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    well theres some spot on ones about for me...but how do you get one thats allowed on a 98 car?
    never looked at them before and have no knowledge of how its done...but all the ones iv seen are only allowed to go on more modem cars.
    any tips please
     
  2. Freds Dad

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    Basically you can't. You're not allowed to put a reg on your car that makes it look newer than it is but you can put any reg that is not year generic.

    Most popular are initials and a number(s) or the other way round.
     
  3. swamper

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    cheers Keith....it seems like i keep running into red tape here.
    i dont know what im doing...i'll keep bashing on :))
     
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    As long as your middle name doesnt start with a T you should be fine looking for your full initials ;) , for example 3letters 3numbers are cheaper than 2letters 2(or1) numbers - initials first on the plate are dearer than numeric first, ie: GLP 100 or 100 GLP, so that can make a difference in price too. I would go for your initials though, the plates which are cheap and only mean part of something dont look like private plates anyway.

    Have a look at the DVLA Auction site - they have four auctions every year, some are newly released numbers but might have what you want, but be aware of vat, buyers premium ect. Transfer fee is £80, but that is usually added to the price. Also to bare in mind, if your car fails an mot, there is a possibility you could loose your plate if it isnt put in a state to pass, so keep that in mind, although your car should be great for a few years yet.

    Or, If you find a number you like, hunt around as a few dealers may have the same number and they can vary alot in price. If you find one, let us know and we can help you with the next bit. Usually takes about 2/3 weeksish to transfer.

    I keep having a look now and again, and sometimes MY plate is shown as for sale with POA, if a dealer has an enquiry about it they can find out who owns it and put a price to them - cheeky sods!

    Here are a few for you :ymhug:

    http://www.regtransfers.co.uk/main/sear ... esults.asp
     
  5. Snoops

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    Have a word with Duncan, I'm sure it was Duncan who recommended a site which is far cheaper than DVLA... post up the name if you get it we can all have a look :D
     
  6. swamper

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    thanks ladys....im after "SWAMPER" :))
    some of the newer ones are very close...but to get it on a 98 im struggling.

    Gill that search link doesn't show anything luv
     
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    It didnt work again for me, but put your initials in the search box on the right hand side :D
     
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    The only way you would get that would be
    S111AMP
    SWA111P
    Cant think of any other way to do it
    bill
     
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    them are quite good Bill.....im still messing about with the numbers and letters (knew i should have paid more attention at school) :))
     
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    I cant find them available on the net so looks you like being out of look on them. Checked mine, i can get 8iLL for a measley 58k :(
    bill
     
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    58 grand... @-)

    it looks like mines to hard to do.....i'll just stick with the show plates ;)
     
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    this would look better
    WAY11E
    CO11ET 0 £450
     
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    S50 SWP would be good... About £300
     
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    some good ones but i'd like swamps or close to......bloody mind field :-\
     
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    Blimey swamps, you've broken the DVLA =))
     

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    its the badness that makes me do it Gaz! :ymdevil:

    SWA111P ....is that doable :-\
     
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    P155 POT - is available

    :eek:)

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  18. swamper

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    very good :))
     
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    Sorry Wayne couldn't resist that one :ymblushing:

    Just stick your Zedfest plates on :D
     
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    i do like the show plates.........thats what got me thinking.....but obviously i would pay stupid money...but the restrictions on it being a 98 car makes it hard work :-\

    see i like this one but cant have it SW02 PER
     

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