Why do people still buy personalised number plates?
2nd Dec 2013
At Kahn Design you can buy personalised number plates for every individual and occasion.
It was recently revealed that the UK\'s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency raised £67m from the sale of personalised number plates.
For the thousands of drivers who actually have personalised number plates, they are regarded as a statement of individuality or an investment.
Until fairly recently, buying personalised number plates was seen to be something only done by the rich and famous. That no longer holds true. Those who wish to make a statement or see them as an investment are now buying private registrations.
From dedicated parents who purchase number plates as ‘investments’ for their young children to everyday people who purchase number plates to sell to their friends for twice the price, more and more people are joining the rush to buy up desirable number plates.
When asked about cherished registrations, Journalist Quentin Willson says plates fall into two distinct groups: “The number plate market is polarised between the cheesiest, chosen by people with the literary sensibilities of vampire bats, and those that look really quite good, hide the age of your car and can look really quite classic.\"
\"It really is about being visually pleasing. They are great fun but much abused. It seems to have caught the nation\'s psyche. For a motoring-obsessed nation they are a suburban trinket. A number plate is a form of automotive jewellery. You can either change your car or change your number plate, and changing your number plate is cheaper.\"
People can buy an individual plate online from A. Kahn Design at any time, and there are 61 registrations currently available. Our collection holds some of the most sought after registrations in the world including F1, 4 HRH, 0077, 4 AK, 180 and many more.
You never know, with the likes of ‘TA55 MYN’ up for just £1,250 and ‘S70 LED’ up for £1,250 they could just be the bargain you are looking for.