Famous Registration Plates

Famous Registration Plates

There have been all sorts of number plates on the roads of the UK that have become famous over the years. The registration ‘A1’ is now thought to be the most famous private number plate in the UK. This registration number is highly sought after and has been on many cars over the years. The Dunlop Rubber Company were the owners in the sixties and […]

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Unusual Registration Plates

Unusual Registration Plates

Keen private plate drivers will have been on the ball with securing their special plate or unusual registration plate when the latest series of number plates came out on the 1st September – the ‘61’ plate. Unusual private registration plates are becoming more and more popular therefore the DVLA have reserved some for auction as they are likely to raise large sums of money. Take for […]

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High Priced Plates

List of  some of the highest price paid ever for a plate 1 1 Abu Dhabi, UAE AED 52.2m £7.25m Feb 2008 2 5 Abu Dhabi, UAE AED 25.2m £3.5m Feb 2008 3 7 Abu Dhabi, UAE AED 16.5m £3.0m Feb 2010 4 9 Abu Dhabi, UAE AED 10m £1.72m Sep 2010 5 7 Abu Dhabi, UAE AED 11.4m £1.58m Feb 2008 6 18 Hong Kong […]

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Auctions – DVLA Personalised Registrations

Auctions – DVLA Personalised Registrations

DVLA will try to make the auction experience as enjoyable and as friendly as possible so that you get a great day out as well as the opportunity to bid for some highly distinctive and collectable registrations. Bidding in person is by far the most popular way to buy a registration and it is at the auction where you will find the real atmosphere. If […]

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First DVLA Auction of 2012

First DVLA Auction of 2012

First DVLA Auction of 2012 The first auction of 2012 was held at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwickshire. Unfortunately, the auction was very poorly attended yet again by members of the public, despite it being in a central location. This could be due to the fact that a large percentage of bidders now use the Internet facilities provided by SMA – The Scottish Motor Auction […]

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Private Number Plates As Advertising

Private Number Plates As Advertising

Registration plates as advertising is a great way to show off a company or business. One of the benefits is that the cherished plates can be used on company vehicles when they are changed. That means, unlike a sign written car or van that need re-branding each time the vehicle is sold, the personalised number plates can be used again and again. Over the years, especially with the […]

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Self Confessed 6EEK (GEEK!)

Self Confessed 6EEK (GEEK!)

An Essex Businessman is a self-confessed geek. A computer geek to be more specific, and in fact he is so proud of it that he has bought a private number plate reading 6 EEK to prove it. The cherished plate cost him over £10,000 so he must be proud. The Essex based Businessman, who has built some of the most complicated software systems for London […]

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March is the biggest month for dealers across the UK

March is the biggest month for dealers across the UK

March is the biggest month for dealers across the UK with September traditionally the second busiest. Motorists will spend £5 billion on new cars in March which will generate over £1 billion for UK economy. Industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) expects around 350,000 new cars to be registered during March. There are more than 300 technology-packed models currently on the […]

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A1 – The UKs Most Famous Number Plate

A1 – The UKs Most Famous Number Plate

A1 accredited to the Sultan of Brunei. Originally allotted to Earl Russell in 1903. He sat up all night to be the first in the queue for this private registration plate (Cherisher number Plates), for which the competition was naturally very keen, and he secured the cherished plate by only 5 seconds from his nearest rival. The ‘Car Illustrated’ of 23rd December 1903 states, ‘There has been […]

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Businessman paid £210,242 for the car registration plate

Businessman paid £210,242 for the car registration plate

The secret phone bid was made at an auction of plates held by the DVLA at Towcester, Northants. Despite the credit crunch, motorists forked out £3million in three days of bidding. Other buyers included Spencer Gay, 38, of Surrey, who paid £94,000 for “3S”. On Thursday a businessman shelled out £113,815 for “1 HRH”. The number plate 1 HRH is expected to sell for a […]

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