Number Plates

Number Plates Halloween

Happy Halloween

Halloween also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve is a celebration in several countries on 31st October every year on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows Day. It is the start of a 3 day observance of Allhallowtide remembering the dead including saints (hallows) martyrs and the faithfully departed.It is widely believed that Halloween traditions originated from the Celtic Harvest Festivals. Most people celebrate with Halloween Parties involving trick or treating, apple bobbing dressing up in costumes such as witches, ghosts, clowns, spooks and the like, and we carve pumpkins into jack ‘o’ lanterns, watching horror movies and playing pranks as well.

We have compiled a small selection of cherished car number plates that we think are suitable for Halloween. They are all genuine issued DVLA number plates and most are all ready for immediate transfer. All prices are shown on our huge database and will show vat and transfer fee.

If you cannot see anything you fancy then please browse through our huge database of personalised number plates we have various ranging from the cheap bargain number plates £116 all inc to ££££.

Have a Happy Halloween from all of us at Motor Marks

Apples cherished number plate APP 13S
Beat cherished number plate BEA 1T
Bolt cherished number plate BOL 7T
Carves cherished number plate CA12 VES
Clowns cherished number plate CL10 WNS
Dress cherished number plate DRE 5S
Eve cherished number plate EVE 393
Ghost cherished number plate GHO57W
Ghost cherished number plate GHO 57Y
Gobble goblin cherished number plate GOB 81L
Mummy cherished number plate MU17 MMY
Rags / bandages cherished number plate RAG 55S
Web cherished number plate W38 BBB
Savage cherished number plate SAV 49E
Who soul cherished number plate WH05 OUL
Trick cherished number plate TR10 CKK
Treat cherished number plate TR11 EAT
Yell / scream chersihed number plate YEL 754

Number Plates – Top 12

Whether or not you are a fan of Cherished Number Plates there is no getting away from the fact some people will pay top price for their ultimate number plate.

We have been trading for over 30 years now and have seen numbers fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds. We have compiled the list of the Top 12 selling number plates that have been achieved at Auctions over the years. The prices are the what they fetched on the hammer so do not include all the extras.

We have millions of cherished number plates to view on our online database and as well as having many top price number plates we also have cheap bargain number plates that are from £116.00 all inclusive.

If you would like us to search for your desired cherished number plate or would like to ask a question please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 235 0116

£400,000 NOVEMBER 2014
£285,000 MARCH 2009
£222,000 JULY 2019
£201,000 APRIL 2006
£196,000 NOVEMBER 2008
£185,000 DECEMBER 1993
£180,000 MAY 2015
£170,000 JANUARY 2009
£160,000 DECEMBER 1989
£156,000 APRIL 2006
£115,000 MARCH 2009
£101,700 SEPTEMBER 2008

Cherished Number Plates

Cherished Number Plates – What are they?

Typically cherished number plates are usually dateless registration numbers that are dated pre 1963 and were usually found on vintage and classic vehicles. Nowadays a cherished number plate can be anything! You have the names, the dateless, the prefix and suffix registration numbers and now the newstyle number plates, not forgetting the Northern Ireland registration numbers it can mean absolutely nothing to you but to someone else everything. You can even get your full name.. example NGO 1D if you are called Nigel Gold. Cherished Number Plates are an investment!!

Years ago Cherished Number Plates as they were coined could cost tens of thousands of pounds and many still do just take a look at some of the recent sales in the auctions some numbers fetching over half a million pounds…. but you can get a Cherished Number Plate for you for as little as £116 all in see our cheap page

The ‘Term’ Cherished /Personalised number plate was coined because for these registration numbers to remain in circulation for such a long time ie their ownership had to be passed along, sometimes the registration number remaining in a particular family for generations.

The best example of one such Cherished Number Plate was the renowned A 1 number plate which was one of the first registration numbers given out by London County Council. The number plate was secured by Earl Russell who queued outside their offices in 1903 to acquire the registration number for his Napier and he had it until 1907 when he sold his Napier car with the A 1 number plate on to a gentleman called George Pettyt who was the chairman of the London County Council. He kept the number is his possession and had it transferred onto various vehicles. When Mr Pettyt died in 1950 the number plate was on a Sunbeam Talbot and was left in his will to a Mr Laker who in turn kept the registration number (this was stipulated in the will of Mr Pettyt that he had to retain the number plate until his death) until his death in 1970 .

After Mr Lakers death, Dunlop purchased the number plate for a staggering £2500 which on today’s market would probably be a million pounds plus’ and the money was donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind as Mr Laker had stated it was his wish for a dogs charity to receive the money from the sale of the registration number A 1.

In the early 2000’s the registration A 1 was sold again and Prince Bolkiah a member of the Brunei Royal Family became the new owner and it was paired with 1 A to be displayed on matching white Bentley Azures. Quite a history !!!

How do I assign a Cherished Number Plate ?

If buying from a number plate dealer, this is usually done for you by them. If the number you are buying is on a retention certificate then the documents required are the current V5C for the receiving vehicle which has to be currently taxed and MOT’d. Most of these transfers can now be done instantly using the online facility via the DVLA website upon cleared funds, however if the application cannot be processed online then it will have to be posted to DVLA Swansea cherished number plate section and the transfer can take up to 10 days.

If the number you are buying is already on a vehicle then this will have to be posted and on most occasions is all processed within 14 days, however this can take longer if the donor vehicle needs to have a DVLA inspection (most pre-1963 vehicles need to be inspected by DVLA and the odd newer vehicle, however we cannot determine which ones).
The DVLA usually send an appointed inspector to come and check the vehicle and its identity. The cost incurred in transferring a cherished number plate is £80.00 which is made payable to DVLA Swansea.

How do I retain a Cherished Number Plate ?

The cost to Retain a cherished number plate is £80.00 which is made payable to DVLA Swansea. When you retain a number plate the certificate will show that the assignment fee has already been paid so you would not pay any further fees when you come to transfer the cherished number plate off the retention certificate at a later date.
A retention certificate is also now valid for 10 years from the date that the number plate is retained by DVLA Swansea.

How do I sell my number plate ?

If you have a cherished number plate that you want to sell, if this is on a retention certificate then all we require is the valid V750 or V778 document which can usually be transferred online using the DVLA website facility. If the number is on an existing vehicle then the rules require that the donor vehicle must have been taxed by yourselves when it had a current MOT and then you have 5 years to sell the number. If it goes over the 5 years then in order to sell the number plate you would have to get the vehicle re-taxed and MOT’d. All MOT’d exempt vehicles however do require a voluntary MOT to take part in the cherished number plate’s transfer rules set out by DVLA.

So a little bit of history for you and some common questions answered.

If you would like any information on a number plate you wish to sell or would like us to find a number plate to suit you then give our Sales Team a call we are always happy to help 0116 235 0116

Alternatively why not browse our huge database of cherished number plates.

ENGLAND Number Plate

Well tonight sees the semi -final of the Fifa Women’s World Cup and it see’s England play the USA. We are wishing our girls the Lionesses’ all the best and hope they can carry on their latest winning streak.

We have the ultimate number plate for the Squad ENG 147D obviously spelling ENGLAND.

This is a genuine issued cherished number plate and is stock and for sale and ready for immediate transfer.

Not a fan of the Lionesses’, then if you are a fan of the USA we also have some great USA cherished number plates.

If you would like to speak to one of our sales staff regarding any cherished number plates or for any general enquiries then call now 0116 235 0116.

C’mon England !!!

Royal Ascot – Number Plates


This week sees Royal Ascot. Ascot Racecourse is a British Racecourse located in Ascot, Berkshire which is used for thoroughbred horse racing. The course enjoys close associations with the British Royal Family and is approximately 6 miles from Windsor Castle. The Royal Meeting is held in June and its highlight is The Gold Cup.

Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. The first race ‘Her Majesty’s Plate’ with a purse of 100 guineas was held on 11 August 1711. Seven horses competed, each carrying a weight of 12 stones. This first race comprised three separate four mile heats.

In 1813 Parliament passed an Act to ensure that the grounds would remain a public racecourse. A new grandstand was opened in 1839. A further Act of Parliament of 1913 (Ascot Authority Act 1913 c.lxxxiv) establishing the Ascot Authority which entity manages the racecourse to this day.

From its creation until 1945 the only racing that took place at Ascot was the Royal Meeting, a four day event. Since that date, more fixtures have been introduced to the grounds, notably steeplechase and hurdles in 1965.

Every year Royal Ascot is attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family, arriving each day in a horse drawn carriage with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day and the raising of the Queen’s Royal Standard. It is a major event in the British social calendar, and the press coverage of the attendees and what they are wearing often exceeds the actual racing. There are three enclosures attended by guests on Royal Ascot week

Over 300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s best attended race meeting. The Gold Cup is on Ladies day on the Thursday.

We at Motor Marks have compiled a short list of personalised and cherished number plates that we think are suitable for Royal Ascot and have listed them below.



Don’t forget if you would like your own cherished or private number plate please contact one of our experienced sales staff on 0116 235 0116 and they will be happy to help.
Alternatively go to our home page on the website where you can search through millions of personalised number plates online.

Liverpool European Champions – FAB 805S perfect Number Plate

Well what a weekend that was we just had. Liverpool Football Club are the European Champions of 2019. What a win!

We have the perfect number plate for the Liverpool Football Club Manager Jurgen Klopp, FAB 805S which of course reads FAB BOSS and no doubt I am sure all the Liverpool players would agree.

This cherished number plate is a genuine issued registration number and is owned by us.

We have millions of cherished number plates so if you would like to view the database then go to the homepage where you view all our cherihsed number plates along with their prices.

If you would like to talk to someone then please call our sales staff on 0116 235 0116 where we will be happy to help.


Congratulations Liverpool !


Number Plates Easter


Easter this year is late and Good Friday falls on Friday 19th April meaning Easter Sunday is on April 21st. Easter Monday is April 22nd and then it is St Georges Day on the 23rd April 2019 so all very close together this year.

Whilst Christmas Day and Valentines Day are on fixed dates, Easter can fall anywhere between the dates of March 22nd and April 25th.

As well as being a religious festival Easter is also a time when we traditionally give and receive Easter Eggs. It is also associated with spring and the flowering of daffodils and with the newborn spring lambs and easter bunnies.

We at Motor Marks have some cherished number plates that are Easter related. Give the gift of a personalised number plate as your easter gift this year instead of chocolate eggs and with prices starting from as little as £116 all inclusive they are also cheap too.

Browse online through our extensive database or if you would like to speak to someone then call our sales staff on 0116 235 0116.

Happy Easter from all at Motor Marks














easter egg

DAVID Number Plates

Today is the 1st March and we also celebrate Saint David’s Day.  What is Saint David’s Day you may ask, well Saint David’s Day is the feast of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1st March the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD. The feast has been regularly celebrated since the canonisation of David in the 12th century, though it is not a national holiday in the UK.

So we at Motor Marks thought why not have a blog post celebrating today being Saint David’s Day and offer you some DAVID cherished number plates to mark this day.

Below we have selected some personalised number plates that we think are suitable DAVID number plates for today. The prices can all be found on our home page.

All the numbers listed are genuine issued number plates and are all plus vat where applicable and the £80 DVLA transfer fee. Quick transfer also.

Also not forgetting that Saint David was the Patron Saint of Wales here are a few for you from Wales too…Wales Number Plates




Don’t forget if you would like to browse through our huge database click here

We have millions of cherished number plates for sale, all genres for you including name, car, bike, occasion, fun, cheap and bargain number plates.

Please call us 0116 235 0116 if you would like to talk to one of our sales staff, always here and happy to help.





Valentines Number Plates

Valentines Day will soon be upon us, but what is Valentines Day?

St. Valentines Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.

Each year on February 14th people exchange cards, flowers and chocolates with their special valentine. Lots of people choose this day also to propose to their loved ones or buy them something extra special.

Why not get them a totally different gift this year of a Cherished Number Plate. Not only will it be personal to them it will also be a future investment unlike the chocolates and flowers.

We at Motor Marks have a huge database of personalised number plates and also bargain number plates and cheap number plates depending on your budget.

We have compiled a list below of number plates that we think are suitable for Valentines Day and some which we think are quite funny/rude.

All the number plates are genuine issued number plates and are all for sale at Motor Marks where you can view the prices online.



Happy Valentines Day

Number Plates New Year

Well 2018 seems like a distant memory and we are now into the 3rd week of January 2019. How many of you have kept your New Year Resolutions?
Usually we make these resolutions and they are generally to do with eating healthier and keeping fit.

We at Motor Marks have many fitness and healthy related cherished number plates so not only get motivated for the new you, you can also invest in a personalised number plate as well.
Whether a gym bod is what you are wanting or you play tennis, football, golf, rugby or like to do your keep fit in the garden we have various car number plates to choose from.

All the numbers plates listed below are genuine issued car number plates and are all ready for immediate transfer. Prices are all available on the home database.

You can also view all of our number plates including cheap and bargain number plates via the home database.

If alternatively you would like to speak to one of our sales staff then please call 0116 235 0116

Below are a  few examples of some of the fitness and healthy related cherished number plates.



Here’s to a healthy you and a great cherished number plate.

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