What Is Your Plate Worth?

What Is My Plate Worth?

It's the six million pound question – and it's only fair to remind yourself of two popular adages:

“How long is a piece of string”, and

“It's worth what people are willing to pay”.

The first thing to understand when valuing your plate is that there is no defacto figure. Plates have a very different perceived value to different people. ABI123 would have a lot of value to someone called Abigail. It might have a similar value to the director of the Association of British Insurers. It also might have little value outside of these two groups of people, and selling your plate requires that one or more people from these interested groups comes forward in some capacity and makes you an offer.

Please note: At the end of 2013 all 39 local DVLA offices closed and the DVLA transferred all dealings to its national centre at Swansea. If your vehicle was registered before the end of 2013 then the street view map shown on the car registration page will point to the original office despite the fact that the office has closed.