Dateless Number Plates

Due to the fact that dateless number plates can be assigned to any vehicle, it is easy to argue that they are the most ideal number plate when it comes to adding the finishing touch onto your vehicle. Prices range from as low as £50 for a dateless Irish cover number up into the millions with the infamous F 1 number plate. Whether you looking to hide the age of your vehicle or find a stylish initial plate, a dateless number plate can be transferred from car to car and is certainly an accessory for life. If you can’t find what you are looking for, our experienced team are always on hand to help your find the dateless number plate of a lifetime.

What is a Dateless Number Plate?

Dateless number plates are the oldest and rarest registrations available. Originating in 1903, the first ever number plate to be issued was in fact A 1, issued in London at the time. Dateless registration numbers range from one letter and one number to three letters and four numbers leaving plenty of room for creativity when it comes to finding your ideal plate.

The reason they are called dateless number plates is because a vast majority of the records from the early 1900's are missing or incomplete. Add to this the fact that many councils issued car registrations at different times, it makes it almost impossible to determine an accurate date for these plates.

As well as this dateless plates are a lot rarer than the other styles of registrations as many of them were scrapped in the past and also because they are not for sale through the DVLA's website meaning they can only be purchased from dealers or private sellers where available. Add to this the fact that a dateless number can be assigned to any age vehicle, it becomes easy to see why dateless registration numbers are still so popular today.

For further information on other number plate formats, please click on the following links:

Prefix Number PlatesSuffix Number PlatesNew Style Number PlatesIrish Number Plates Current Style Number Plates

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Finding your perfect plate! NetPlates personalised registrations have over 45 million registrations available to buy online, so finding your ideal number plate might seem daunting at first, but the process is very simple. What's the total cost? The all-inclusive price of VAT(If any), the compulsory £80 DVLA assignment fee meaning there are no hidden charges other than the optional £30 set of plastic plates. What Happens Next? Once you have purchased your chosen registration number, we can send you the registration on a certificate or we can handle the entire transfer process onto your vehicle free of charge.
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