Personalised Number Plates Going Strong
Today, I was pleased to see yet more uncontrollable, and most understandable, enthusiasm over personalised number plates. So far this year, sales for private registrations have been phenomenal. Who could forget the record-breaking sale of F 1 in February for £440,625? And, more recently, the purchases of S 1 and 6 B? And then there is, of course, the ambiguous story about Lewis Hamilton buying LEW 1S for £200,000. Even if it is a hoax, it just goes to show what lengths people will go to to write about the fascinating world of private number plates, and also shows just how much interest they attract. Oh, and I mustn't forget the release of the last 'F' registrations earlier this month. They made number plates enthusiasts positively crazy! Love it! (Blimey, I barely stopped for breath there!)
Anyway, to get to my point, the reason for today's post, an upcoming auction by the DVLA, which will take place next month, is expected to produce even more great sales of number plates. Hurray! Car model-related plates are being given a great deal of attention, with 36 JAG, 78 MG and BMW 1A, among others, expected to do tremendously. Also, another non car-related but splendid dateless registration, 1 RH, will be fought over by eager bidders.
I'm looking forward to hearing the results! (I would go there myself but, as I reported not too long ago, women do not go to number plates auctions due to fear of being up against men. I will stay at home and knit booties instead.)