"The No.1 Resource For History On South Australian Historic Number Plates"

About SAplates.com

  • Welcome to Australia's "Premier" & most reputable Historic / Numeric Number Plate web site, www.SAplates.com

  • SA Plates have proven with our exceptional sales and extensive mailing list of "Genuine" purchasers, that we are "The No.1 Web Site in Australia to Buy and Sell South Australian Historic Number Plates", which were the very first registration number plates issued in South Australia, 1906.

  • SA Plates has been up and running since August 26th, 2010 and in that time, we have found ongoing and proven success with some exceptional SA Historic Number Plate sales for both sellers & buyers within days of being listed for sale through SAplates.com.

  • SA Plates will list your Historic Plate for sale, handle all negotiations, process all transactions to protect both buyer and seller, and most importantly, will ensure that both parties are more than happy with their Historic Plate sale and purchase.

  • SA Plates has exceptional rankings on www.google.com having organic (not paid for) links on the 1st page of over 97% of all searches relating to South Australian,SA Historic, Numeric, Heritage Black & White Number Plates. Our unique visitors and page views have increased by over 700% the since November 2010 and continue to increase every day.

  • SA Plates has recently also started to promote our professional services in very successful magazines and papers, such as SA Life Magazine, Adelaide's most well known & read lifestyle magazine. This has immediately proven successful for our clients, sellers and buyers alike.

  • SA Plates currently has hundreds of clients on our mailing list database, many of whom are highly respected, well know business, sporting and public identities ready to purchase any 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 digit SA Historic Number Plates. When a new Historic Plate is listed, these clients receive the very first notice of it being available for private sale, prior to it going live to the public on the web site. Registering to be on our email database is FREE and it will give you the first option on a Historic Plate you may have been after for years. 80% of our sales have been to our mailing list clients, which proves that we have the buyers ready to purchase!

  • More and more people are realising that these types of number plates are not just for registration purposes, but also have huge investment potential and this has been seen consistently over the past 25 years since The SA Great Plate Auction in 1985. After the D.T.E.I. stopped offering these types of Number Plates for sale over the counter, Historic Plate prices have gone through the roof by up to 1500% & some plates even more, of the original purchase price a few years ago.

  • If you or a family member have been thinking of selling your South Australian Historic Number Plates, there has never been a better time or a better web site to get top dollar for your SA Historic Plates.

  • If you have any questions or queries about how SAplates.com can get "The Best" result for your South Australian Historic Number Plates, or you are looking for a specific Historic / Numeric Number Plate to purchase, please feel free to contact sales@SAplates.com & get a reply.
  • "We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the easiest & most professional sale or purchase of your SA Historic Number Plate available, & our clients feedback proves that ....."


    History on SA Numeric Number Plates

  • The 'Motor Traffic Regulation Act' of 1904 was the first legislation issued in South Australia and it was administered by the Treasury. Its Primary objective was to impose speed limits but also included requirements for lamps, instruments to warn passers-by of approach and a prohibition on driving on footpaths.

  • Futher regulations were introduced in July 1906 requiring all owners to register their vehicles and for drivers to obtain a driver's licence. Penalties and disqualification criteria were also outlined and a minimal age of 17 years was set.

  • Registration fees were 2 shillings and 6 pence for motorcycles and 10 shillings for all other types of vehicles. Registration was valid for the period of vehicle ownership. In August, Frederick Cornish, at that time Chief Clerk of the Treasury, was appointed as the first registrar and commenced his new duties on 22nd August 1906.

  • On Sunday October 13, 1985 at 1pm, South Australia held its Great Plate Auction at the Hilton International Hotel in Adelaide.

  • The Auction was conducted on behalf of the South Australian Government and provided investors and motoring enthusiasts alike with an opportunity to secure a piece of South Australian motoring history.

  • 329 lots were auctioned off on the day including historic plates (which will be uploaded very soon), a special jubilee series as well as many special numbered plates never previously issued. As well as adding great prestige to the purchaser's car, they could be sold at any given time for a tidy profit.

  • Proceeds from the auction were used to assist Motoring Authorities to conduct road safety campaigns throughout South Australia.