Sir Geoff Hurst - celebrated World Cup hat-trick hero - is selling his personalised registration WC66 ENG.
For the true England supporter, what could be better than owning a plate that not only celebrates English football's greatest victory, but was also pre-owned by Sir Geoff Hurst – the player who scored a hat trick at the 1966 World Cup? This is a chance to celebrate English football's greatest achievement - winning the World cup for the first time beating Germany 4-2 in front of a crowd of 97,000 people.
Sir Geoff Hurst purchased WC66 ENG as “a bit of fun” and went on to trade in his vehicle so he could put the plate on an appropriately aged car. He now owns the plates WC66 SGH and GH66 CUP and has asked National Numbers to be the exclusive agent selling WC66 ENG on his behalf.
Sir Geoff is also known for being the most recent British- based player to score a double hat-trick in an important league match. In 1968 he scored 6 goals for West Ham in a game against Sunderland at Upton Park. He also shares the record (with Ian Rush) for the most goals (49) scored in the League Cup.
What else happened in England in 1966?
- The World Cup Jules Rimet trophy was stolen from a stamp exhibition two months before the World Cup tournament and was later discovered by Pickles the dog in South London.
- Parliament announced that the BBC would broadcast in colour for four hours per week.
- The first British credit card was launched by Barclays Bank.
- The Action Man toy figure was launched in Britain by Palitoy.
- Harold Wilson's Labour party won the general election with a majority of 96 seats.
- The first Cross Channel hovercraft service was launched by Hoverlloyd.
- The first drive-through safari park outside Africa opened at Longleat in Wiltshire.
- The Beatles played their final full concert at Candlestick park in California.
If you would like WC66 ENG - a plate with a great back history that celebrates an iconic year in English football, contact National Numbers, exclusive agent for this plate.