What are Prefix Number Plates?

Prefix number plates were introduced in the UK In 1983 and used until 2001. This increases their value as no new ones are being made and you will need to purchase an existing one. If you have one, selling It could fund your next holiday.

Prefix number plates have a letter that represents the year of the registration followed by three letters, and then three numbers. For example, “A123 ABC”. The letter that represents the year changes each year and follows a specific sequence, starting with “A” and ending with “Y”. The prefix number plate system was replaced by the current “current style” registration plate system in 2001.

The Benefits of Owning a Prefix Number Plate

Prefix number plates are some of the most valued because they can identify a car’s age as the prefix letter dates the year the registration was created. If you are a collector or lover of vintage cars, you know how much this ability to date the car adds to the value of the vehicle as a whole.

For example, the best-selling car in the UK in the 1980s was the Ford Escort. If you are selling a Ford Escort in excellent condition, you could make a few thousand pounds. If you sell a Ford Escort with a rare prefix number plate that dates the vehicle back to the 80s it is considered a rarity and may boost it’s resale value significantly.

The added sense of nostalgia awarded by the prefix number plate allows the owner to connect to the past in a way that is no longer available. This is amplified by their rarity, and in turn, the high-value prefix number plates have come to hold for car aficionados, collectors and enthusiasts.

If you have any questions concerning how to go about getting your own prefix number plate, please contact us.