Prefix Number Plates

Prefix number plates were first introduced in 1983, after the suffix number plates had reached Y and had therefore expired. Essentially, the suffix pattern was reversed to produce the following format:

  • Single letter prefix
  • One to three numbers
  • Space
  • Three letter sequence (these indicate the area of issue)

Prefix registrations are known for being the most popular format in the number plate market, ranging from £89 to £250,000. Plate Finder offers over 7 million prefix style number plates for you to choose from, giving you the best chance to get your dream plate. Whilst your car may decrease in value once bought, prefix number plates work in the opposite way, and can increase significantly in value as time goes on.