It seems many of us do, as more and more motorists are purchasing personalised car number plates

 

More and more motorists in the UK are looking to stand out in a crowd by paying for a personalised number plate to fit on their car.

Last year, a record 404,000 registrations were sold, generating £116million – an increase of 6% on the previous year’s figure of 381,856.

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Sales of personalised number plates increases by 6% in just one year. © Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

According to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), motorists in the UK have so far spent around £2billion on personalised number plates since they were first started to be auctioned off back in 1989, with the proceeds from these sales going to the Treasury.

During this time, a grand total of 5.9million registrations have been sold, with the highest sale currently standing at £400,000 for the number plate 25 0 which sold in November 2014 to a classic car dealer. It’s believed to decorate a £10million Ferrari 250SWB that was previously owned by Eric Clapton.

The second highest registration sale was £285,000 for the number plate 1 D which was bought by a Lebanese businessman for his wife to adorn her Bentley with.

Twice a year before the new registrations are due for release on March 1 and September 1, the DVLA must go through every possible number/letter combination and ban any that could be classed as rude or offensive. If a registration does happen to fall through the net, it can be confiscated from the owner by the DVLA and this includes personalised registrations.

 

 

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