Selling a Car with a Private Registration Plate

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We strive to help our customers sell any car to us, no matter what the make, age or condition. One question that we commonly receive is “can I sell my car with a private reg?” and the answer, as always, is yes! You can sell your car along with the private registration plate to and avoid all of the hassles of swapping the plates over or putting them onto retention.

To get an instant quote for your car, begin by entering your reg number into the box below. From there, you can book a suitable appointment at one of our 200+ UK branches to meet our friendly car buyer who will take you through the selling process without any pressure to sell!

Can I keep my private registration plate when I sell my car?

Yes, you also have the choice of keeping your private plate, switching it over to another vehicle or putting the reg plates on retention so that you can sell it or add it to another vehicle at a later date.

Doing this is all a very simple process but it must be completed with the DVLA beforehand. You will need to fill out a form to inform the DVLA whether you already have a car for the reg plate to be transferred to or not. If not, then the reg will need to be transferred onto a retention certificate. To find out more about personalised registrations and what's involved, visit the DVLA website

Sell a car with a private reg plate the easy way!

When it comes to selling a car with a private reg plate, it can be a little trickier than you’d expect.

Firstly, a private registration plate is a personal ‘stamp’ on a car from a previous owner, especially when the private reg features their name or initials. While some buyers may not mind, it’s fair to say most would rather have a regular registration plate or one of their own.

Secondly, there are occasional payments to renew ownership of the private registration plate, a further additional cost that some buyers won’t want to fork out for. While these may not seem like obvious issues, it could be more than enough to put off a prospective private buyer. However, with, you can sell any car with a private registration plate quickly, easily and without any uncertainty. Enter your reg number for a FREE and instant online car valuation.

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