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Your car, when new, would have been first registered as an 05 or a 55 plate. That's official. THEN, after that initial registration, any registration number can be supplanted in it's place, as long as it comes from a source that is older that a 2005 Yr registration. That's what's happened with your car. Your current registration number dates from between 1st of August 1998 and the 28th of February 1999. The fee for the DVLA to transfer a registration number is only £80. I would say that your registration number is worth £800 - £1000, because it has 7 characters, but that is just my opinion. You can search on the Internet to see what other "SLK" plates are valued at.

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Hi

I have recently purchased an SLK 350 with the number plate S122 SLK. Any idea why it was registered with that number plate. Looking at the V5C it looks as though it has always had that number plate since it was first registered in 2005.
How do you know that it has 'always had that plate'?

Not disputing what you say but :nerd: 'S' denotes 1998? as far as I know so I would say that it is a 'personal Number' 'private plate' or whatever you call them???

???????
 

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Welcome from Canada :smile:

First please update your location and vehicle (Put Looking!)(year?: 1996-2018, model?: 32, 43, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300, 320, 350, 55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.

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my car has cp05slk and that has been on since new, i would think yours is a private plate as there is no prefix year on there
 

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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK. I am sure I have seen your car several times recently on the Island when I have been out walking the dogs. Apologies if I am wrong.
 

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Premium Member 2012 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from Gloucester UK
As already stated, the registration can be replaced with a personal plate before the car even hits the road for the first time.
That is why it had looked like it has been on from new.
The original owner had the right to keep the number but obviously left it with the car as it is more car model related than someone’s name.
As soon as the car was sold the number became the property of the new owner.
 

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Welcome from North Hampshire :tu:

As @Mugs stated, if You purchase a brand new car, a DVLA "Select Number plate" can be allocated to a brand new car from day one, as I did on My Renault Laguna, way back in 1996....!!

You just purchase the "Select Number Plate" from the DVLA website and give the car dealer the V750 document to register the new vehicle.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

First please update your location and vehicle (Put Looking!)(year?: 1996-2018, model?: 32, 43, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300, 320, 350, 55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.

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smarttop

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clear side markers
shorty antenna
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Your car, when new, would have been first registered as an 05 or a 55 plate. That's official. THEN, after that initial registration, any registration number can be supplanted in it's place, as long as it comes from a source that is older that a 2005 Yr registration. That's what's happened with your car. Your current registration number dates from between 1st of August 1998 and the 28th of February 1999. The fee for the DVLA to transfer a registration number is only £80. I would say that your registration number is worth £800 - £1000, because it has 7 characters, but that is just my opinion. You can search on the Internet to see what other "SLK" plates are valued at.

David
Not entirely true - the car could have been first registered with S122 SLK and never had an 05/55 plate - as long as the original first owner had S122 SLK on retention the car can be first registered with that number.
 

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If you take the SLK number plate off of the car it will receive an '05' registration. Think that even when you buy a new car and give the dealer a personal plate it first receives an age correct plate that is then replaced with the personal plate. When taking off the personal plate it reverts to the original plate. Causes a little confusion to MB for a while when a personal plate is put on.
 

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If you take the SLK number plate off of the car it will receive an '05' registration. Think that even when you buy a new car and give the dealer a personal plate it first receives an age correct plate that is then replaced with the personal plate. When taking off the personal plate it reverts to the original plate. Causes a little confusion to MB for a while when a personal plate is put on.
Again not entirely true - when you buy a new car you can put whatever plate you have the retention for on it and it will then never have a 05/55 plate on it as said above.

However, you are correct, in that if you remove the personal plate it will get an 05/55 plate. If it had one originally, it will usually get that number back (it may have been assigned elsewhere...) or a new number will be assigned.

I have done this a number of times as I have a few personal plates that I have moved to both new and second hand cars.

Carzana used to give you number plate history for free (so would show plate swaps and the original number) but unfortunately you now have to pay for this.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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