We have a wide variety of customers, so there is no typical one. We supply registration plates to the general public – anyone from Britain who wants to get their hands on one and turn it into an affordable gift for any occasion. It might start with a business owner who wants to spruce up their company car, but next time it’s the proud dad who just wants to give his child an excellent gift on their 18th birthday.
However, some of our clients are classic car enthusiasts. They love collecting, restoring and selling classic cars. Having spent countless hours giving their vintage motor the TLC it deserves, a customised reg plate is often the finishing touch that makes all the difference.
We know you’ll love classic cars, and we want to let you know a few things before starting your journey.
Choose the right vehicle
It sounds obvious, but many people buy a car that might not suit their needs, and it becomes frustrating to deal with. Make sure you buy one that suits your style & is practical enough for you, such as the size and conditions. It should be within your budget but primarily out of convenience. Purchasing a cheaper one is a risk that you should be wary of if you won’t do the restoration work on it later because the other model might cost more.
Take your time. Don’t make any rash decisions, and definitely do your research before buying anything. You should feel so happy with the place you pick that it feels like it was 100% meant to be
You’ll benefit from a garage
Many people will buy a first classic car and think they can just park it on the street or in their residential driveway. But if your vehicle needs restoring, you’ll find it hard to fix with limited space. Even if you keep it in great shape, your car is still at risk of being damaged if you don’t take precautions! For example, you have to make sure your parking spot is safe and that the weather doesn’t cause any issues. Also, make sure no one can easily break into it and never leave anything valuable in sight.
A garage will give you space to tinker with your car on a rainy day. It’s a great and rewarding activity to do in your spare time.
Join a club
It’s a great idea to find an owners’ club and join. With information like newsletters, videos, and events, you’ll be increasing your knowledge about your car in no time.
The people who own classic cars can be super helpful, so if you’re new to car ownership, expect to get advice. You might also get discounts on spare parts at club warehouses, which can offset the cost of membership.
Expect the unexpected
Classic cars can come with some quirks, and you might not be expecting them. But, it’s all part of the experience. Fixing it either yourself or with the help of a fellow classic car owner can be very rewarding.
Learn the history of your car
It might not seem like much at a glance, but classic cars are full of history. Learning about their manufacturer, production time, and discontinued is excellent because it can give you exciting stories. In addition, we think it’s worth looking into your own car’s background if you get the chance! Cars hold a lot of memories. For example, you can get a feel for the type of person who owned it before by their specific driving behaviour and the milestones they reached while driving.
Speaking of roads…
Owning a classic car might be obvious, but some people don’t even drive them. So don’t let your Grandfather’s Ford Model T gather dust in the garage – go drive it and enjoy it!
We suggest you take your car on the open road as often as possible. It’s what it was built for and deserves to be seen in action! After all, other drivers will see it out there, so why not make a good impression?
Get your personalised reg plate
Ready to get your personalised plates? Check out our vast range of private number plates and find one that suits your vehicle perfectly.