I'm sure you've heard of cherished number plates for cars. Majority of us would certainly want to personalise our car number plate with the initials and numbers we prefer. Maybe not so much the desire. But then again, I'm sure I speak for the Chinese when I say we would not want anything to do with number 4 but everything to do with numbers 8, 6 and 9.
If you're thinking of migrating to the UK (maybe not anytime soon, but as a future plan), or you're already staying in the UK, you can search for your desired cherished number for your vehicle via Northumbria Numbers, a member of The Cherished Numbers Dealers Association (CNDA) in the UK.
There are apparently two searches available on the site; the prefix style and the current style. The search will be presented as a list of number/letter combination which are closest to the combination you keyed in. Once you decide on a number plate you like, you have the option of letting the site carry out the transfer administration and changing your vehicle documents into the registration for the new number, or buying the number but asking your local car dealer to set up the number once you purchase it from the site.
Northumbria Numbers also purchases from you if you have a quality private number to sell. All you have to do is submit the required information, and the site will handle all the paperwork for transfer and send you the agreed sum on the number.