is believed to be on a 4.6 litre MGBV8 Conversion but a GOV.UK
website check does not show "MGV 88" or "MGV
888", simply reporting "vehicle details could
not be found".
8" seems to be on a grey 2.96 litre Audi but there
is no sign of "MG 8" however "MG 88"
seems to be on a 2.75 litre Toyota. There is no sign of "MG
888" on the GOV.UK check website but "888 MG"
seems to be on a 1.5 litre MG buit in 2018 and "88 MG"
seems to be on an Aston Martin built in 2006.
DVLA Live Auctions
of Personalised Numbers is good business for DVLA
The DVLA made more
than £110m from personalised registration sales in 2017
Example of a personalised
plate for an MG sold for £25,500.
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with personalised registrations are being warned that they could
lose the right to use them if they dont ensure their paperwork
is up to date by the end of this year.
An article on the Honest John website released on 18th September
2019 reports "millions of motorists in the UK have personalised
or private number plates on their cars but many others hold
the rights to use them without actually having them on a vehicle.
But while many people buy private plates to give their car a
personalised touch, with the most desirable plates estimated
to be worth as much as £500,000 some people view them
as an investment or simply want to hold onto them for use in
the future without displaying them on a vehicle. In this case,
it's possible to put the plate on retention.
DVLA changes are coming
DVLA changes could see motorists lose the right to these investments.
Currently, anyone who owns a registration plate without using
it on a vehicle must renew the V750 certificate of entitlement
or V778 retention document every 10 years. For those who bought
a plate before 2015, it might need to be renewed more often
- check the document for details.
If you let the certificate expire, it's currently possible
to pay a fee to renew it and retain your entitlement to
the plate. But that's set to change, with the DVLA not accepting
any applications to renew expired certificates from December
If you got the V750 or V778 before 9th March 2015 and it's expired
since May 2011, you can buy the right to use the private registration
again until 18th December 2019. It costs £25 for each
year the certificate has expired, with the DVLA charging the
same as a full year for time periods less than this. For
example, if your certificate expired two years and one month
ago, you'll have to pay £75 to cover three full years.
You can renew
your personalised registration certificate by filling
in the V750 or V778 and sending the fee to the address on
the form. If you've lost it, you can send a letter to the
DVLA detailing why you do not have the certificate, along
with proof of your name and address.
After 18th December
retention certificate is straightforward
Anyone who has let their private plate retention certificate
expire will lose the plate - however the DVLA says
it will not reissue the plates. A spokesperson has said"DVLA
only sells previously unissued registration marks and there
are no plans to sell the rights to previously issued marks
where the rights have been lost". This
means that, if a valuable plate is allowed to lapse, the DVLA
is adamant it will not be reused by anyone. The original keeper
will no longer be able to use it, nor will it ever be offered
on the market again.
You can do it by filling in the V750 or V778 certificate and
sending it to the DVLA at the address on the form along with
the fee. Each portion of a year counts as a full year, so if
it expired 13 months ago youll have to pay £50.
If you have lost the certificate you can still reapply to retain
the right to the registration. Youll need to write to
DVLA Personalised Registrations explaining why you do not have
your V750 or V778. You will also need to include the fee, your
private number and proof of your name and address, for example
your driving licence or both your passport and a utility bill.
See the Honest John article. More