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Private number plates: The ultimate status symbol? 6 reasons to treat yourself in 2021

By LLM Reporters  |  January 11, 2021
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Have you ever considered treating yourself to a private number plate? These unique customisations make the perfect partner for your most prized set of wheels, and will elevate it to elite status whilst adding a good dose of personality, too.

The ultimate symbol of luxury and sophistication, they have become increasingly popular over recent years, with more people than ever choosing to put their own stamp on their favourite motors so that they can drive around in them with pride – so if you’ve always been tempted to have your name or a meaningful word represented on your registration plate, then now is a great time.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons why a personalised private number plate could be the icing on the cake for your beloved or brand-new car, and these are just for starters.


A personalised registration number can feature any characters you want, from your own name to that of a family member or a pet, or simply another word that is meaningful to you.

These unique, customised plates can make for a thoughtful and meaningful gift for someone close to you, too, so if you’re surprising one of your offspring with a new car as a reward for passing their driving test or gifting your spouse the latest upgrade, just because, then having their name or nickname inscribed on the plate will make for a much-appreciated addition that shows them how important they are to you.

Not only that, but it’s a sure-fire way to make whoever is driving the car be seen as a trend-setter, so if you’re used to being the leader of the pack then there’s another reason it might appeal.

A private number plate is surely the ultimate symbol of luxury and sophistication


Many people buy private number plates as an investment, as they can add significant value to any car. The more unique and one-of-a-kind a drive is perceived to be, the greater the appeal, and a personalised plate can leave you with additional money in the bank should you decide to sell later on.

Of course, with this in mind you might want to choose your plate carefully and opt for something that might be likely to appeal to a wider net of people, for example, something related to a popular sports team, celebrity or meaningful place, all of which will make your car a more coveted vehicle.

A more meaningful ride

When is a car more than just a car? Well, for starters, when it’s one of the most incredible models money can buy – but beyond that, it’s when you add a personalised private number plate. Why? Because it adds a new kind of sentimental value to your set of wheels that it wouldn’t have otherwise had, and the same can be said if you are gifting them. A car is an incredible present to give someone, but with a well thought-out choice of plate, it’s likely to be something they will remember for years to come.

Hide the age of your car

When you’ve embarked on a mission to take great care of your vehicle, a personalised number plate can be a great way to hide its age. If your car is well maintained, then it may well appear brand new, and you can uphold this illusion with a set of dateless plates. Of course, you could always just treat yourself to a shiny new set of wheels to add to your collection, either way goes.

A personalised registration number can feature any characters you want – from your own name to that of a family member or a pet, or simply another word that is meaningful to you


There are few things more infuriating than having to waste time seeking out your car in a carpark filled with similar rides to yours, and a private number plate is the perfect way to save yourself the effort. Even if you’re at a high-end event where your wheels are surrounded by others of a similar calibre, you’ll still be able to spot yours with ease. And, while it may set you back thousands of pounds for the privilege, the time and stress it could save you will be priceless.

It’s all yours

Since these number plates are licensed, you can retain them for as long as you wish, which means that once you’ve chosen yours, you can keep it for life, transferring it from car to car each time you upgrade. A private number plate will see you through years of epic drives without you ever needing to memorise a new registration number, will become your personal brand, and will upgrade your drive to a whole new level.