DVLA reveals welsh related private plates
By: Click4Reg Team
Last updated: 13 June 2014
With the World Cup now officially underway, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DLVA) has revealed a number of Welsh and football related personalised number plates have been sold or are still for sale for enthusiasts to snap up. Both football fans and motoring enthusiasts might like to take advantage of the opportunity to get themselves a plate which speaks volumes about their personality and can be enjoyed for their rest of their lives.
On Thursday 12th June, the World Cup Opening Ceremony was held in Brazil, and over the coming weeks, millions of people from around the world will be watching as the football matches get underway. For those who want to celebrate the occasion, particularly Welsh supporters of Swansea City, there are some great personalised number plates up for grabs. These include SW64 ANS and SW04 ANS; both of which will be available for sale in an auction to be held this November in Vale Resort. Welsh number plates have come up for sale before, with V3 TCH selling for £590 in 2013, and W4 LES reaching £6,000 in 2002. There will be additional plates at the November auction, all for £399 each. These include NE64 PRT, CA11 RDF, WR64 XHM and CY64 MRU.
The £399 price tag is exceptionally low considering the prices of football number plates to have formerly gone under the hammer. The highest ever paid was £57,000 in 2007, when someone bought WE57 HAM. The second most expensive is AR53 NAL, which was purchased in 2004 for £36,000. Meanwhile, HU11 CTY sold in 2013 for £36,000, whilst V1 LLA reached £35,000 when it went on sale in 2000.
The DVLA’s personalised registrations manager, Damian Lawson, said, “Personalised registrations are really popular with the public and weve found that more and more football fans are choosing to show their support this way. Weve sold more than 4 million numbers since we started selling them 25 years ago and theres millions to choose from our website from just £250.” He also revealed that the most expensive plate ever sold was 1 D, which reached £352,411 in 2009.
For football fans in the UK, now is the ideal time not only to enjoy the sport, but to think about branding their vehicle to show their passion. And, with several great plates up for sale, individuals have the chance to get a plate they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.