DVLA's personalised plate auction sees DAM144N and DOR11S among 1600 for sale.

If you’ve always wanted a personalised number plate but haven’t dipped in yet, now could be the time. Prices have fallen in line with those of cars, meaning there are bargains waiting at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority’s next big sell-off next week.

Bidding begins for 1600 registrations at an auction staged by the DVLA. Many are perfect for those wishing to put a personal ‘stamp’ on their vehicles, such as CO57 TAS and DAM 144N, to name but two. Each carries a reserve price – below which they can’t sell – of £900 but bidding may carry the sale price higher. Similarly, EA57 ERN will cost at least £1000, while HAM 155H and OUR 70Y are also set at a £900 minimum. If you want to pay less, DOR 11S will go for anything over £500.

But a highlight of the lots to pass across the salesroom will be a piece of history. The number 1 O is reckoned to be one of the last plates harking from the age of the first cars and has its reserve set at £10,000.

The plates will sell over three days at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire over three days, beginning January 28. The plate 1 0 will be auctioned at 9am on the final day.

Stephen Jury


January 20, 2009

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