How To Value Your Registration Plate

Is Your Plate Valuable?

It's an indisputable fact that many number plates are valuable. At one end of the spectrum we have the most expensive plates ever sold in the UK. Roman Abramovich paid £285,000 for VIP1 in 2006 and Afzal Khan coughed up £440,000 for the enviable F1 in 2008.

VIP1 registration plate for Roman Abramovitch

Most plates however won't command anything like this premium, with the average plate costing from two hundred and fifty to perhaps several thousand pounds.

If you are however fortunate enough to own a cherished plate, you might want to either sell it or obtain a value for your own peace of mind. Often you can tell that your plate is valuable simply by gut instinct – in other cases you'll need to employ some lateral thinking to realise its prospective value.

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.