Selling your car number


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Has anyone done it? or know how to? Have tried a search but all I can seem to find is firms who want to do it for me and take a large percentage of the price, As I understand I can sell myself and pay a fee to DVLA, but what happens next? do they give you a new "log book" with a new number in it and you just buy new plastic plates? and will the new number have same year letter? reason I'm asking is been offered a bike, more than I want to pay, however has a number plate similar to ones said firms want over a grand for, if I can clear 250 it'll make the bike realistic

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DVLA sell them and might give you an idea of its worth?

DVLA Personalised Registrations - Buy private number plates direct ...

Ebay is a possible, and there are online dealers, I was on a business course with one.

As you say probably high commission.

Exchange & Mart used to have a big section at the back?

You should be able to arrange 'Cherished Transfer' yourself through DVLA

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You see a lot of dubious cars around nowadays with the front number plate removed.

I suspect it's to evade capture on the ANPR system.

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Unless he is from one of the American states that only requires rear number plates (I jest). I have katyjay's old Arizona front number plate on my garage wall.

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I have done a few, provided it is transferable then get a V317 form from DVLA or big Post Office or download one.

Follow instructions and you then have the number for a period of time.

You do not need to involve any dealers or brokers.

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You see a lot of dubious cars around nowadays with the front number plate removed.

I suspect it's to evade capture on the ANPR system.

I've noticed them. Always the same type of car driven by a certain type of person.

What they often do is have the number plate lying loose across the top of the dashboard; then, if they are questioned about it, they can say "it fell off and I haven't fixed it back in place yet".

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Most unusual reg I saw was on a Rolls Royce at the cattle market, just one number, I think it was 8, had a look at the tax disc and that too said 8 so no joke or whatever, I always fancied a private no. plate but so expensive, it's far cheaper to change your name by deed poll, Ashley YV06CYA

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Dave Hill, the Slade guitarist had at one time YOB 1. Nice one!

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