Motor Marks
Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates

The premier site for private number plates, cherished number plates and reg transfers.

About Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates.

Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates are a Leicester based family business and one of the market leaders in the country for private number plate sales and transfers. We have been trading in the sale and purchase of private number plates since 1984 and are now delighted to be able to offer a new online order and purchase facility.

We buy and sell DVLA personalised registrations as well as our own stock and commissioned personalised registrations. and are local to Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. As well as selling our own stock of personalised registration plates we also sell DVLA unissued Government Stock cherished numbers, clients' registrations and also registrations owned by other number plate dealers.

Reg Transfers

As a DVLA registered dealer of cherished numbers, Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates provide a full service, from your initial enquiry through to the completed number plate transfer. If at any time you require a progress report please call us on the number at the top of the page and one of our sales staff will be able to help with your enquiry.

Cherished Numbers Search

This site has a searchable database of over 40 million prefix, current and cherished numbers. Our super-search is probably one of the fastest and most effective available for both prefix and current style number plates as well as older style, antique cherished numbers. It allows you to use whatever search terms you choose; numbers, letters or a combination of both.

All our personalised registration plates are clearly priced there are no hidden extras with this site but all reg transfers are liable for either an £80 or £105 DVLA fee and some incur a VAT charge as marked.

Valuations of Personal Plates

Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates will send you a no obligation, free of charge written or online valuation upon request. Our professional valuations manager with over 20 years trade experience will make the valuation and will provide you with a realistic quotation on your personal number plate. To apply either call the number above or use our Cherished Numbers Valuation Form.

Reg Plate Auctions

Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates attend all the various cherished number plate auctions, DVLA Auctions, DVLNI Auctions  and any independent private reg auctions that take place throughout the year. If you would like Motor Marks to act as a representative and bid for a DVLA cherished registration number on your behalf please contact us either by telephone, email or letter.

If Motor Marks are successful in purchasing your chosen cherished number we charge a fee of £200 plus VAT for our services. If however we are unsuccessful with your bid we will of course make no charge. When placing a bid on a particular Lot No. there will be a buyers premium, 20% VAT and £80.00 DVLA transfer fee to pay on top of your bid price. If your bid for a DVLA personalised registrations plate is successful, payment is required in full immediately by bankers draft.

Buying Cherished Numbers

By choosing Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates to purchase your chosen DVLA cherished number plates you will have peace of mind. We deal with all necessary documentation and also with the government office to ensure that your cherished registration transfer is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our number plate prices start from as little as £50.00.

Selling Cherished Numbers

Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates will make every effort to sell your own cherished number plates, and will endeavour to reach the agreed selling price. We handle all relevant documentation and will liaise with the DVLA Swansea CPU office to ensure that the number plates transfer is proceeding. Once we have received notification that your car registration number plate has been successfully transferred we will send payment out to you.

Different Types of Car Registrations

The Suffix Style Car Registrations are registration numbers that were issued between 1st February 1963 and 31st July 1983. These registrations all end with a single letter which denotes which year they were issued. The letter 'A' denotes a car registration which was issued during 1963 and the letter 'B' would be a registration issued during 1964. Each year a new letter was issued through the alphabet excluding the letters, I, O, Q, U and Z until 31st July 1983. Some examples of a suffix style car registration would be WES 57T or CWA 7T etc.

These types of registration numbers can only be transferred to vehicles registered from February 1963 onwards.


From 1st August 1983 until 31st August 2001 only Prefix Style Car Registrations were issued. During this period the letter denoting the year of registration was moved from the end of the registration number to the beginning in a similar manner to that applied to the suffix style registrations. Some examples of the prefix style car registrations would be: S10 AMS, E81 AKE or E5 PAM etc.

These types of registrations can only be transferred to vehicles registered from August 1983 upwards.


Current Style Number Plates are registration numbers that start with 2 letters at the front - the area identifier - followed by two numbers which denote the year of registration. These are updated every 6 months beginning with 51 which were issued in September 2001. The next issue was March 1st 2002 with the number 02, and then every six months thereafter each September and March respectively. Some examples of the current style car registrations would be SP09 NCE or DV53 XFF.

These types of registrations can only be transferred to vehicles registered from September 2001 onwards.


Dateless, or 'Antique' and Irish Cherished Numbers do not contain a suffix or prefix letter and are considered to be the original Cherished Number Plates. Examples of this style of registration would be: 72 TOM, 2196 PH or 215 T. Also available from Motor Marks Personalised Registration Plates and Cherished Numbers are Irish registrations such as TIL 3 or SZ 5650 which are issued with two or three letters followed by between one and four numbers. Irish registrations always contain an I or a Z as well as a number between 1 and 9999.

These types of registrations can be transferred to any year of vehicle as they have no dating letter.


Please Note: All cherished number plates shown within this site are subject to a DVLA fee of either £80 or £105 and VAT where applicable and are also subject to availability and price check, prior to us sending you written confirmation of purchase. Prices shown may be subject to change without prior notification. Motor Marks reserve the right to withdraw any numbers from sale.

Motor Marks cannot be held responsible for price errors or non-availability.

'DVLA' is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Motor Marks Cherished Numbers and Personalised Registration Plates is in no way affiliated to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. The use of the term 'DVLA' is only for the purposes of describing the goods/services being offered. Motor Marks is a registered frequent buyer of DVLA Personalised, Cherished Registration Numbers.

Motor Marks is a DVLA registered number plate supplier No. 13844

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