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Cherished Number Plates

Cherished Number Plates is just one term to describe a private number plate. Usually when someone refers to cherished number plates they are describing dateless number plates. Dateless number plates were the very first vehicle registration numbers issued in the United Kingdom.

Please use the search box above to find your perfect Cherished Number Plate. You can search for anything, but try entering two or three letters for best results!
If you�re looking for a specific cherished number plate, then please don�t hesitate to contact us or call us on 01746 783500 (8am -10pm 7 Days).

We have a large number of Car Number Plates available, including Private Number Plates and Personalised Number Plates.

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A History of Cherished Number Plates

The First Cherished Number Plates

The first vehicle registration number was A1 issued in 1903. This mark was originally allocated in London and is believed to me amongst the most valuable cherished number plates today. Indeed single letter and number combinations are the most cherished number plates available.

The record price for a private number plate sold at auction was broken when Essex County Council sold vehicle registration number F1 at auction in January 2008. F1 sold for an eye watering �375,000. The registration was the first one ever issued by the council in 1904 and had been with them ever since. The money earned from the sale of this cherished number plate essex council said would be used to fund a young driver training program.

Valuable Cherished Number Plates

Other County councils also have very valuable cherished number plates originating to when they issued vehicle registration numbers. This was prior to the Driver and vehicle Licensing Agency, DVLA, taking over the role. Many councils have been put under pressure to dispose of these valuable assets however they have been reluctant to do so claiming they are part of there heritage.

Mr Khan, the purchaser of F 1, is said to be a self man Bradford business man who owns �Khan Sport� a bespoke car design company that caters for the rich and famous. When he first bought F1 he said the number plate was not for sale and if it were it would be in the Millions. Since then he is believed to have turned down an offer of �5,000,000. This highlights what excellent investment opportunities cherished number plates are.

Record Selling Cherished Number Plates

The previous record for a private number plate that sold at auction was set when M 1 sold for �331,000 in 1993. Other key cherished number plates that have sold at auction are K1 NGS bought by the Sultan of Brunei for �231,000 & S 1 which was sold by auctioneer Bohams in 2008. The S1 cherished number plate was the first ever to be issued in Edinburgh. It originally belonged to judge Sir John HA MacDonald, who was one of the first Scots to own a car and became the first president of the Scottish Automobile Club.

Search for your Cherished Number Plate today

Please use the search box above to find your perfect Cherished Number Plate. You can search for anything, but try entering two or three letters for best results! If you�re looking for a specific cherished number plate, then please don�t hesitate to contact us or call us on 01746 783500 (8am -10pm 7 Days).

We have a large number of Car Number Plates available, including Private Number Plates and Personalised Number Plates.