A show plate is a number plate or licence plate for any kind of vehicle that is only intended to be used for display purposes. In other words it’s a custom number plate that can’t be used legally on the road. Either the number itself is not registered with the DVLA or the spacing, size and graphics do not comply with the legal requirements. Check out our standard plates to understand what makes a legal number plate.
Auto Plates Direct provides the highest quality and best priced show plates and custom number plates online. Starting from just £8.88 let your imagination run wild and create your own number plate as unique and interesting as your vehicle.
Classic car collectors, sport car owners or car enthusiasts from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester and throughout the UK use show plates to customise the look of the cars they love. The licence plates are often used at track days, motor shows, sales showrooms and classic car events where cars and motorcycles don’t need to comply with road rules.
Shows plates allow you to be as creative as you want with both the numbers or letters on your custom plate as well as the look and feel. Whatever colours, size, font, badges or branding that you can think of can be used to create a show plate. Try out the Auto Plates Direct plate builder to see all the ways you can customise your show plate. If you have any questions or a design or idea that doesn’t fit in our plate builder thenget in touch via email or phone. We love interesting custom plates!
WHAT TYPES OF SHOW PLATES CAN YOU MAKE?
Because they don’t need to comply with the legal requirements for standard number plates, show plates can look however you want them to. Maybe you want a plate that says ‘JOHNNY’ or ‘WE ARE CHAMPIONS’ or any other letters and numbers that aren’t registered with the DVLA. This can be a good alternative to expensive private plate numbers that are very limited. You could also use whatever slogan, border or font you can think of. Get creative with our plate builder.
ARE CUSTOM SHOW PLATES LEGAL?
Show plates are purely for novelty and decoration. You can’t use them legally on the road instead of a number plate, which is registered with the DVLA and used to identify a vehicle in the event of an accident or crime.
On the other hand you can also customise a road legal number plate. As long as your licence number is registered with the DVLA and follows the spacing and visual guidelines, you can create a custom number plate with unique badges, different colour borders and of course a whole range of different styles including 3D gel domed, 4D laser cut and pressed metal. All of these styles are completely road legal.
WHY BUY YOUR SHOW PLATES FROM US?
Auto Plates Direct has the experience to build whatever number plate you can imagine and we provide the most competitive price for high quality show plates starting from just £8.88. Whether you want a completely custom show plate or a standard number plate that stands out, use our plate builder and see why we are the best.
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