UK Number Plates

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Here is a selection of personalised UK car number plates. Try to decipher them before looking at the tips below. Note: the UK examples use the old system, not the current one.

1 UCY

5 TAN

50 NGS

7 ONY

8 ECA

80 BBY

APP 1E

B1 RDY

B12 UCE

B3 NNY

BO51OCK

BOO800

C1LLA

C14ANG

C5 ALY

CHA 1N

CLA 55

CLA 5S

COL 1N

D7 SCO

DAV 10

DI5C JY

E112TON

ELL 7E

F1 LLY

F4 TSO

G1LLY

G1RLY

G2EAT

G4RYY

GAR37H

GE02GEO

GEE 5E

HAR 12Y

HUT 6H

J4 MES

K1 NGS

K4NE B

L3 OSS

L4 RGA

L888NEY

LE51LEY

LMO 11E

RPH 1L

S4 NDY

S1 NGH

SAT 4N

LUS 7Y

M4 TCH

ME51

N50PHY

NEA 1

NO51

NUT 5

P1 LOT

P110TOS

P4 ULA

P44TTY

P9YCO

R4 NDY

SAU546E

T11YME

T110MAS

T124CEY

T3 LLY

T6 NYA

TI7TTS

UNC 1E

V18 LET

W3 LSH

W8 MEN

WE51LEY

Y1 UNG

Y1 VES

Y4 NKY

Y6 LLO

Tips for choosing a number plate

0 looks like D: DAV 10
1 looks like I: F1LLY, S1 NGH

1 looks like L: APP 1E, LMO 11E

1 looks like T: BO51 OCK

2 look likes R: G2 EAT

3 looks like E: GAR 37H

4 looks like A: F4 TSO, 
SAT 4N

5 looks like S: CLA 55, 5 TA

6 looks like A: T6 NYA

 

6 looks like A: E: Y6 LLO

  TI7TTS

7 looks like T: LUS7Y, 7 ONY

7 looks like I: D7SCO

8 looks like B: 80BBY, 8 ECA

8 looks like O: W8 MEN, 
V18 LET

9 looks like S: P9YCO

88 looks like OO: L888 NEY

11 looks like H: T11 YME, T110 MAS

12 looks like R: HAR 12Y, B12 UCE

14 looks like H: C14 ANG

A sounds like ER: L4 RGA

Ignore letters that don't fit: 
RPH 1L, LMO 11E, 
G4 RYY,

The resemblance of a number such as 8 or 9 to a letter such as O or S is sometimes enhanced by a strategically placed fixing nut.

See the current range at the DVLA

           
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