2019 yielded a spectacular series of auction results for the UK’s top number plates. In July, DS 1 became the chart-topper, commanding an astonishing £324k. Close on its heels, however, was AJ 1 with a price tag of £315k in June. A trio of top plates was completed in July by IG 1 just behind at £287k.
The market for quality registrations shows no sign of diminishing and here’s a rundown of the other top sellers last year.
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It’s easy to see why number plates are fast becoming a real alternative to conventional luxury asset investments such as classic cars, wine and jewellery. In percentage appreciation terms, private registrations have actually out-performed them all.
Couple this with the absence of maintenance and insurance costs and we are likely to see more of the same at the auction houses this year.