Article Posted 14/08/2009
Private number plates have become very popular since they arrived on the market years ago. Originally they became popular amongst the rich and famous but now they are very popular with the general public, who are wanting to make their own mark on their vehicles to make them look individual and stylish.
There are many different styles of private number plates, such as Suffix Style, Prefix Style, Current Sytle and Dateless plates.
A few examples are:
Suffix Style: (3 letters then 1,2 or 3 numbers then a letter at the end) for example CAT 11E, MER 11T or MCK 1S
Prefix Style: (1 letter then 1,2 or 3 numbers then 3 letters at the end) for example E5 DDE, G1 BSS or F311 TON
Current Style: (2 letters then 2 numbers then 3 letters at the end) for example MR56 OLD, LE56 RAY or XX55 BOB
Dateless Style: (Any combination of 1,2,3 or 4 numbers and letters) for example 42 JJ, 599 TJ, DSJ 618 or 7 MTR
All styles of number plates are popular but with Suffix, Prefix and Current style number plates there are date restrictions as to what vehicle you can put them on, where as with a dateless plate you are able to put them on any aged vehicle, from very old to the latest out on the market which at present is "59" registrations.
With all Suffix, Prefix and Current style plates you are able to make the vehicle the plate is going on look older but not newer, for example you are able to put XX55 BOB on a vehicle that is a "55" plate originally or newer. Whereas you would not be able to put MR56 OLD on a "55" plate as you can not make the vehicle look newer than it is.