Prefix Style Number Plates
Prefix style number plates were first introduced back in 1983, when the old suffix style registrations came to the end of their issue. Like their predecessor, the prefix registrations contain a letter which indicates the year that the vehicle was registered in Great Britain. The initial letter is followed by up to 3 numbers and an additional 3 letters.(See sample registration below)
This year identifier is the first character of the number plate, therefore giving it its name, "prefix". Interestingly, prefix number plates beginning with I,O,Q and Z were never issued . Furthermore, the prefix style registration numbers were issued up until 2001, when all numbers had been exhausted. As a result, the current style number plates were introduced. The combination of letters and numbers in prefix registration marks, mean they produce some interesting personalised number plates. Eagle Reg have a large stock of rare, unique and sought after personalised number plates. Browse the pre-owned number plates to view our range or contact us for more details.