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Old English plates

  • 29-01-2021 10:50am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ Notch000

    Who happens the old English number plates after a car is imported into ireland ? Does the car owner have the rights to them or do they go back to the DVLA. The plates in question still show up as the same car on the MOT checker so i guess they were never repurposed. The plates do have a significant value on the number plate market if transferable to a new owner


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,891 ✭✭✭✭ CJhaughey

    Depends on whether the car is listed as being exported or not.
    I notice that my old reg from 13 is no longer on the system presumably as it was delisted or marked as exported.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard

    the plates have no value unless the number was put on retention prior to export. To re-use the number on another vehicle both would need to be MoTd . The DVLA wont want the actual plates.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ Pinch Flat

    I kept mine when I Swapped for an irish plate

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard

    Pinch Flat wrote: »
    I kept mine when I Swapped for an irish plate

    i have a wall full of them in my garage....