New DVLA private plates heading to auction
By: Click4Reg Team
Last updated: 18 July 2014
Anyone who has a keen eye on private plates will be interested to hear that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have a new auction planned later this month, providing people with a great chance to get themselves a unique and memorable purchase for their vehicle. The sale will give people across the nation an opportunity to grab a personalised registration which can be enjoyed throughout their lives.
Private plates are very attractive to many motorists, and though some registrations go for extremely costly sums, there are others that can be gained for a few hundred pounds; meaning that they’re not out of reach for the everyday consumer. In the past, plates, such as F1 and 1D have reached staggering sums of money, with the former being on the market for £10m, and the latter bringing the DVLA a sale price of over £10,000. However, not all registrations are this costly, and the latest sale has some great pieces on offer.
Included in the DVLA’s sale are the plates 13 RPM, AV14 TOR, SAD 13M, SUV 1T and 12 SEP. The latter is ideal for anyone who has a birthday on the appropriate day, and could make a great gift. Meanwhile, the auction, which is running for three days in Wantage, Oxfordshire, has the ideal numerical and alphabetical combination for someone in public relations. The 7000 PR plate is expected to sell for around £2,600, however, so a little investment will be required. Other plates of note are LAW 5A, OWE 2A, JAG 44A and SC13 NCE, the latter of which might be particularly suitable for anyone who loves a little science. Many of the plates are expected to sell into the thousands, with 6000 GP and 666 JF having a proposed price of £2,500, whilst 911 TOW has £1,800 and 4444 GB is expected to make £2,400.
One of the great things about private plates is that they can be transferred between vehicles, so when motorists decide it’s time for an upgrade, there’s no need to lose their beloved registration. Most of the time, all that’s needed is a simple form to be sent to the DVLA so the plate can be officially and legally swapped from an old car to the new one. It means that anyone paying out for a special plate can keep their purchase throughout their lives and even pass it on to their loved ones if so desired.