Until a few years ago, the personal number plate was only for the very rich; however, today, it is now possible to obtain a good cherished number plate quite easily. Personalized number plates have become very popular, particularly with young people. There is no top limit on what you might pay, it all depends on what you want, but unless you want something really special you should be able to buy a very basic plate for around £250.
So, how would you go about choosing a number plate for yourself? A lot depends upon you yourself and what your personality is. You might like to have one with your name, either Christian or surname. It may be that you want a hobby related plate, or you may be an avid sports fan and want a plate that represents your favorite team or sport. There are many themes you could choose from, and there is bound to be one to suit your personality.
As a general rule, the rarer and the fewer letters or numbers on the plate, the more expensive it will be. However, it could also turn out to be a very good investment as it will be in demand. For instance, the name Bobby is popular, and there is currently a number plate reading 80 BBY with a price tag in excess of £100,00. However, if you didn’t mind shortening Bobby to Bob, you can buy one of those with a combination of other letters and numbers for around £1,000. It is up to you what other letters and numbers appear on the plate as there are several to choose from, and you will have your own personal preference here.
Buying a cherished or personalized number plate is not only for the rich, the vain, or those just wishing to have yet another status symbol, they are also for those who want a little fun and perhaps even a little nest egg. They are easy to buy and to have registered to your vehicle. There is no time limit on owning them and not using them on a vehicle, but you will need to pay a yearly retention fee to the DVLA. So what are you waiting for, go and search for your perfect number plate today.