After the plate ‘250 C’ sells for a shockingly little price, here’s a look at Britain’s most expensive private number plates.
The world of private number plates is a puzzling place, with an assortment of characters on a reflective plastic strip imposing huge interest and, occasionally, eye-watering expenses too. While some might not see the charm, private number plates can have great meaning to many UK drivers who see them as an indispensable style accessory for their car.
The UK’s affection for private number plates has seen prices of principally interesting or valued plates go through the roof in recent years. The DVLA approximates that over £2billion in tax revenue has been received at its various plate auction sites in the UK over the last 25 years.
The DVLA pointed out that it only takes one or two individuals to pay particular attention to a specific UK licence plate for bids to blow up, with strongminded fanatics letting their hearts rule their heads at the auction. Many risk-takers and traders even make a living from exchanging valued number plates as the list of fought over private number plates below shows.
A guide to the UK’s most exclusive private number plates:
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