Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
This post truly confuses me, because it sounds as though it is ask the cost of automobile registration, which would vary widely depending on the state it was registered in. Since others seem to understand better than I do, I must assume that it is asking something else, but have no idea what?
In the UK, every new car or second-hand imported car has to be registered with the Driving Licence & Vehicle Agency (DVLA).
The car has to have the same registration number fitted to the front and rear of the car and an annual road tax has to be paid to the DVLA.
The amount of road tax is determined by the CO2 emissions from the car exhaust (muffler to you lot!).
DVLA will sell personalised number plates for some quite astronomical sums.
Number plate formats explained; UK car registrations | National Numbers
I live in Peterborough and the first car registered in my area many years ago was given the number plate EG 1. EG referred to the geographical area where the car was sold and 1 because it was the first car sold in the area.
EG 1 can now be seen on the Mayor's official limousine - a Bentley the last time I saw it.