Re-register your car...?

TimR

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Im considering selling what I believe is a Belfast plate to someone who sees a personal significance in it that I ido not... WLZ 767
The governments site isnt that forthcoming in the immediate sense and i could be reading around the whole subject before getting to the substance of what I want to know- so my questions are.... :)

Presumably I will need to apply to the DVLA for the car to be given a new number ( or even the old number it was first registered with, if they do such a thing ? ) ?
Will the car be allocated an age appropriate registration by default ?
Does it need a current MOT and Tax status to be allocated a number ?
Is it a relatively straightforward process and voila..?
Am I right in thinking its about £55 plus the cost of the new plates once the number has been allocated...?

Does anyone have a minimum sum in mind before the hassle is worth it ?

Thanks for reading !
 

Wanderer

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Think it's £80 for the transfer, you get age-related on change, doubt you'd get the original plate, unlike in Ireland where if I go back with car I'll get 06-WD-3 back which is a pretty cool Irish reg. (you can't transfer them), given normal Irish plates are like 15-D-12345.

Mines now on NI plates, KXZ4221, but I have S555SVK to put on (my initials) but I kind of like the NI plate for no particular reason.
 

Scaf

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I would agree it’s an £80 fee to put the plate on a retention certificate so you can sell it, the fee includes putting it on the other car when the time comes.
When ever I have removed a private plate (including NI plates) the original number get allocated back to the car.
 

Wanderer

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Same here original number goes back on it.
Never knew that! What if it was an 'interesting' plate tho and DVLA sold it? Or do they keep previously registered plates aside irrespective? I should know really, did two stints at DVLA Morriston in Swansea on EVL and TachoNet....
 

zagatoes30

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Never knew that! What if it was an 'interesting' plate tho and DVLA sold it? Or do they keep previously registered plates aside irrespective? I should know really, did two stints at DVLA Morriston in Swansea on EVL and TachoNet....
You get the original plate if it still available but most are
 

TimR

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Thanks for the replies...!
I now have a clearer understanding of how it works, so I can read through the appropriate sections on gov.uk

:)
 

Wanderer

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Pretty cool. That's the 3rd car registered in Waterford in 2006; shame you missed 06-WD-1 ;)
Well it was owned by Robert Finnegan, the head honcho at Three Ireland, guess he chose the 3 to reflect his position.

I don't know for sure but I believe you can pay extra to reserve the early number plates in Ireland to NDLS or whoever does it, that's the only path to a private (ish) plate in the Republic.

There's a pic when I blu-tacked the IE plate back on in UK for reason. Not the full IE experience tho, you have to show the NCT (MOT), Insurance and another thing I forgot (reg doc I think) in the windscreen, takes loads of space. Nice in UK now, nothing stuck on windscreen at all, I hate that, even the main dealer sticker bottom rear window, hate that too! And on numberplates!IMG_0299.JPG