If you have bought another vehicle, and you still own your current vehicle, you can transfer your private registration directly from one vehicle to another.
The DVLA allows you to transfer a private registration number from one vehicle to another. This is the DVLA Cherished Transfer Scheme.
If you’re selling your existing vehicle before you’ve obtained a replacement vehicle, we advise you to retain the private registration before you complete the sale.
Beware! The registration number belongs to the vehicle. So if you sell the vehicle before retaining the registration number, ownership of the registration number transfers to the new registered keeper of the vehicle!