Between 2009 and 2018 when he semi-retired, Graham Shelton of Spanish Number Plates wrote a fortnightly column for the Costa News Group which covers most of the towns and cities of the Mediterranean coastline. Many of these are included in this section of posts having been updated in April 2020. Some cannot be included now because the rules and regulations are constantly changing.

Although this information is correct as of this date, if you are unsure about what has been said, especially if this contradicts other information that you have been given, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

The ones in the “archived files” section are old and out of date, but are shown for historical reasons.

Green number plates

Many of you may have noticed a sudden proliferation of green Spanish number plates, by which I mean white letters and numbers on a green background. These are not displayed by members of the political party of the same name, energy efficient cars or even greengrocers, but are plates provided in only two sets of […]

What does that mean?

We have all had daft thoughts as well as done silly things, but I still cringe over my thought process when first coming to Spain in that I couldn’t work out what “SP” meant on the back of trucks. To me it seemed like an abbreviation of “Spain”, but why so when the natives call […]

Nationalist cars

Many years ago whilst serving in the Royal Navy I rode a bus in Malta. On the dashboard was a shrine to Jesus. It didn’t take long to realise why it was necessary on this very Catholic island. The tyres were bald on the ramshackle vehicle and the driving was truly frightening. I’m certain that […]

Personalised number plates

Many people, myself included buy a car and do not change the interior or exterior at all. It’s a tool, gets me from A to B, is kept serviced and clean, but that’s it. Boring, impersonal, characterless and the same as all the others? Yes all of the above Other people see their car as […]

Number plates and car bits

Spanish Number Plates is the name of our business and our primary roles is re-registering foreign vehicles so that they end up with, well, Spanish number plates Some people however take the name literally and calls are often received from people asking me where to get replacement plates and even UK plates (?) An English […]

Number plates

Satisfied customers have told us at Spanish Number Plates more than once that we do exactly what it says on the can. Of course, some people take it literally and think that we are a supplier of number plates. Well we are when a vehicle is re-registered, but that is the end result of our […]

Why Spanish Number Plates?

Customer service that's why! We put our customers first, and get the job done fast!

  • 23 years of combined experience with 3,000 successful registrations
  • Fast, professional service
  • We are legally registered
  • We work in conjunction with legal experts, mechanics, engineers and insurance companies
  • Cars, motohomes, motorbikes, caravans and trailers can all be registered
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