This article is an overview of the ten most expensive number plates ever bought in DVLA auctions. This is an article that has been done before, but the ones previously written by other bloggers did not provide very much information other than the price of the plate and who bought them. In this article, I added some external links resources that have information about the plates’ buyers and why they would want a certain number plate enough to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to get it.
There are over 35 million vehicles licensed by the DVLA in Great Britain. Over the past 25 years the DVLA has raised over £2 billion pounds from the auctions of private registrations. Some vehicle registration plates are so popular that they are purchased for hundreds of thousands of pounds. The collection of number plates has become quite the hobby for celebrities and other motoring enthusiasts. Below are the 10 most expensive number plates ever auctioned by the DVLA, now let’s look at some plates!
Mobile phone mogul Mike McCoomb bought this plate in 2006 for his 10 year-old son… Makes me wonder what McCoomb spent on the vehicle to go with that plate. McCoomb’s son is now 19, and I’m sure he takes plenty of models for rides in his fusion of a few hundred thousand pounds worth of automobile and number plate.
This plate was purchased in 2006 by Nabil Bishara, a Lebanese businessman in Warwickshire. Mr. Bishara bought the plate as a present for his wife, it now graces her Bentley. This auction can also be seen on Youtube!
The most expensive number plate ever bought in the UK was bought by John Collins, a Ferrari dealer, in 2014. The plate now resides on a Ferrari 250SWB formerly owned by Eric Clapton. The car itself is estimated to be worth £10 million!
So there you have it, the United Kingdom’s most expensive number plates! If you would like to model your dream plate then head over to Plate Trader’s number plate generator, which is surprisingly addictive! If your number plate auction fix is not satiated, I would recommend looking into the most expensive number plate in the world!