Car registration dating
is a question that we have been asked by many people, many times, over many years…
The two numbers are called the ‘age identifier’, which tells you in which six-month period the car was first registered.
So a car registered from September 2019 until February 2020 will have the number 69 (=19 50).
A car registered in September 2006 – February 2007 has the number 56 (=06 50), and so on.
Personalised number plates are a whole different story and are not covered here, but again the DVLA will censor anything it considers inappropriate or offensive.
It is possible to have an ‘old’ number plate on a ‘new’ car, as the DVLA sells number plates that it thinks have a high commercial value.