What are Suffix Number Plates?

Suffix number plates were introduced in the UK in 1963 and used until 1983. Suffix number plates have three letters followed by a letter that represents the year of the registration, and then three numbers. For example, “ABC 123A”. The letter that represents the year changes each year and follows a specific sequence, starting with “A” and ending with “Y”.

The suffix number plate system was replaced by the prefix number plates system in 1983. This means that no new suffix plates have been made in the better part of the last 40 years. This rarity and nostalgia are things that prove difficult to put a price on, one thing is guaranteed, the re-sale of a suffix number plate will be a cash cow of note.

The Benefits of Owning a Suffix Number Plate

Suffix number plates are a rare commodity as they have not been newly issued since the early 80s. This means they are historically significant as living examples of British motoring history.

Owning a piece of history is an asset that can appreciate in value, meaning it is an investment in your future while being a desirable collectable.

Suffix number plates come with some responsibilities, including ensuring that the plate is always legible and conforms to legal requirements.

If you have any questions concerning the purchase or sale of suffix style private number plates in the UK, please contact us.