How to sell a registration in 3 easy steps


Read the quotation

The figure we will quote you will have been personally calculated by our Valuations Director who, with more than 30 years’ experience, prepares all our valuations and who appears for litigants in Court as an expert witness regarding the value of personalised registrations. The figure shown is the sum of money that will be paid to you on completion of the transfer.

A year–related replacement registration will be allocated to your vehicle free of charge. You will not have to pay anything towards the transfer; the fee for the Department of Transport being paid by the person who buys your registration (where the registration is transferred from a vehicle).

Our terms of business are printed on the reverse of the quotation – please read them. It is important that you understand the agreement between us before you proceed further.


Return the authorisation

If you are happy to proceed when you have read the quotation, simply print it, fill in the authorisation slip, making sure you have answered every question, fully and that you have signed it.  You should then scan/email it to us at or post it back to us.  If the registration mark is held on a certificate please also enclose a photocopy or a scanned copy.

Provided your vehicle is roadworthy, you may use it throughout the advertising and transfer period.

We cannot advertise your registration without your permission, so the sooner we receive your authorisation to sell, the sooner it will be sold – and if you return the authorisation within seven days, we will enter you into a Free Prize Draw!

What could be simpler?


Respond promptly

When we have sold your registration, we will write to you to request the vehicle documents or certificate we need. To ensure a swift and trouble–free transfer, it is important that you respond promptly to our requests and send precisely what we have asked for (we will only ask you for the documents we need, when we need them).

If you are selling a registration mark that is held on a vehicle, sometimes, the Department of Transport will want to see the vehicle so that they can verify the chassis/frame number.

This only takes a few minutes and will be arranged to take place locally to you. If your vehicle is not roadworthy, you will have to take it for this inspection on a low–loader (your local Yellow Pages or a search on the internet will provide a list of vehicle recovery operators).

After they have processed the transfer application and carried out an inspection (if required) the Department of Transport will approve the transfer and completion is evidenced by the issue of a new V5c registration document for the receiving vehicle bearing the new mark.  Alternatively, it will be evidenced by our receipt or our purchaser’s receipt of a V750/V778 showing the amended details.

When we have received the appropriate documents to confirm the transfer has taken place we will send you a cheque for the agreed amount. Click here to sell your reg and submit the form!

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How does British Car Registrations give your registration the best chance to sell?

National Media Advertising

Our single largest area of expenditure is on advertising. We advertise in the national media including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Auto Trader, Top Gear etc.

Extensive Mailing List

We do not buy lists of names from a mailing house. Our sales brochure (On your bumper) is sent to tens of thousands of people all of whom have contacted us and expressed an interest in purchasing a registration mark – some of them may be looking for your registration!

Our Website

Our website is the most up to date in the industry. Also, (and probably most importantly) we give generous discounts to clients who buy on-line. The discount is at our expense rather than yours and is a valuable incentive to buy. More than ever before, the internet is playing a very important role in selling registrations – 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. For your peace of mind, our website has been approved in all aspects of the Safebuy code of practice.
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BCR flagsWe have been at the forefront of our industry for the last 25 years. In all that time we have not rested on our laurels but have striven to continually provide the best service we can.

This explains why, back in 1996, we were the first company in our industry to attain ISO 9001:2000 accreditation and why we were also recognised as “Investors in People”. We also remain the only registration company to have exhibited at the London and Birmingham British Motor Shows.

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width="300"Whilst many registration companies operate from anonymous PO Box addresses, we are happy to invite potential buyers (and sellers) to visit us so that they can discuss their requirements in person. Click here to sell your reg and submit the form!

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