Snooker ace Ray Reardon is an old hand when it comes to potting a great number plate. As long ago as 1974 he appreciated the kudos afforded by a really distinctive registration and, after winning the World Championship in that year, immediately rewarded himself by pocketing 1 PRO.
After about 30 years of enjoying his prize plate, Ray eventually passed the number on to a private buyer. Its current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is now offering the registration for sale on the eBay online auction site for £59,995.
Because of its timeless and instant appeal to anyone with a sporting connection or in any wider context, there has been a lot of interest in the ultimate ‘professional' plate, and 20 firm offers have been lodged already.
1 PRO dates back to 1953, when it was originally issued by Hertfordshire County Council.
Personal gifts from Regtransfers
We all know that a personal number plate makes a great gift, but some situations call for a slightly different kind of present. Regtransfers offers a range of number plates
Our selection of private number plates books has been written by some of the UK 's leading autonumerology specialists, including Regtransfers' own team of expert writers.
Order your faithful, highly-detailed miniature reproduction car complete with your personal registration! Depending upon the model, these miniatures boast many outstanding features including opening doors, boots and bonnets; authentic engine detail, steerable wheels and more.
Quality number plate cufflinks are the ideal gift for any occasion and make wonderful wedding, anniversary and birthday presents. They can be personalised using up to 10 characters (including spaces) to create that dream registration, name, set of initials or special date.
For full details, please see our Personal Gifts page.
Want to sell your number plate?
Our weekly listings are featured every weekend in the motoring sections of some of the nation's top newspapers. We are, therefore, delighted to offer a spectacular new opportunity for you to feature your plate for sale in The Sunday Times and the Saturday editions of the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph from just £40 a week.
The outlay is considerably more affordable than placing an advertisement yourself, which could cost more than £170! And you won't have to deal with the response yourself, because our sales team and administration department will handle the transaction for you.
To give your plate ultimate exposure through our website and press advertisements, call us on 01582 967777.