Number Plate enthusiasts know that there’s big money in personalised registrations, and from September 1, the eagerly anticipated ’61′ range will go on sale.
Some of the 61 range have already been reserved several months ago at auction.
There are some other excellent number plates that have yet to go on sale, including EN61AND which will have a reserve price of £5,000, and other fantastic registrations such as LU61NDA, CH61SEA and TA61THA.
Number Plate sales have turned over a staggering £1.68 billion during the past 20 years and public interest is rising by the year.
“There is a huge demand,” explained the DVLA’s Damian Lawson.
“The March release of the ‘11’ numbers was our most lucrative launch in 22 years because you could make lots of different names, like AL11SON. We sold a record-breaking £16 million worth of private plates on the first day.”
A system is also in place to prevent obscene words from being included in number plates.
“A computer does a lot of the checking, but we have a committee which decides what is and what isn’t acceptable,” Mr Lawson added.
The most recent DVLA event in July saw 1,500 number plates sold for over £3 million.
National Numbers devote a great deal of time trying to get people the number plates they want, and even provide an expert bidding service for those who can’t attend.
Eric Craggs set up National Numbers in 1981 and has seen big changes in three decades of business.
“Back then, the DVLA did everything they could to stop transfers happening,” explained Mr Craggs.
“You had to buy a vehicle for the number plate.
“At one point I had 1,500 motorbikes in three pig sheds, just so I could keep the number plates!”
National Numbers even have the accolade of selling the registration 100 EX for £100,000!
Collecting number plates can be like an addiction for some, with Live columnist Chris Evans clearly hooked on owning unique personalised registrations.
“Private plates are an investment. I’ve got 11 and I wouldn’t buy them if they weren’t,” revealed Mr Evans.
“I actively go looking for good plates – the best place to find them is in a posh car park. I leave a note on the windscreen asking the owner to get in touch!
“I bought FAB 1 and 1 FAB first, because I thought they were the coolest plates in the world.
“The best plate I have is FER 1 because I am mad about Ferraris.
“I buy private plates because I hate the British number plate system. British plates are random, ugly and annoying.”
National Number can guide you to the personalised registration you’ve always wanted, so just call 01642 363738 to speak with the number plate experts today!