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  • Bidders Can Now Register for the September Live Auction

    July 28, 2017

    Following the completion of the July Live Auction, all eyes are now on the fourth Live Auction of the year. 1,250 registrations with reserves from £250 are included in the auction which runs from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd September 2017. The auction is being held at The Cambridge Belfry Hotel in Cambourne near Cambridge.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/live-auction/72-2/

    Bidder registration is now open.

  • DVLA Basks in the Glory of Super Summer Sale

    July 26, 2017

    Our summer sale held at Mercedes Benz World proved yet another resounding success with all but four of the 1,250 lots on offer falling under the auctioneers’ gavel.

    The three-day event raised a little over £5 million total sum and, incredibly, attracted more than 10,000 registered bidders.

    The auction’s so-called headline registration – MCL 720S – deemed perfectly aligned to the latest McLaren supercar the 720S which was going through its official launch at the time of the July event, lived up to all expectations, selling for a mightily impressive hammer price of £20,200 after the YouTube ‘celebrity’ – Vlogger MrJWW – introduced the mark as part of his feature video he produced during the event.

    The sale’s highest seller, however, yet again came from the phenomenally successful O-series with 45 O swiftly falling under the gavel for £51,000. In all, more than 35 registrations sold for more than £10,000, 16 sold for more than £15,000 and five changed hands for more than £20,000.

    At the other end of the pay scale, about 15 sold for their £250 reserves, 12 sold for their £300 reserves and 10 sold for their £350 reserves.

    The four unsold lots were 124 FE, 2014 KJ, 411 UJ and 122 YT.

    Philip Evans claimed to have the “bargain” of the day when he arrived on the second morning from his home in Merthyr Tydfil home in South Wales and bought HOT 400T for a £1,300 hammer price. His delight was fuelled by the fact he was prepared to spend more than £5,000 to acquire lot 434 because it reflects his long-held nickname.

    Shortly after the hammer came down, the carpenter proclaimed: “I couldn’t be happier. I’ve wanted my perfect registration for a long time and now I have it. Obviously I was worried that the bidding would escalate but I needn’t have. Being in the auction room was a real buzz and I am so glad I made the effort.”

    Jody Davies, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “Once again we have cause to celebrate another phenomenal live auction and incredibly we’ve made a huge step forward in our bid to completely sell out the number of lots we offer for a live auction. Roll on the next sale in September.”

    Millions of other personalised registrations can also be viewed at DVLA’s Personalised Registrations Official website,  www.dvlaregistrations.direct.gov.uk

     

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Serves Up Super Summer Sale For All

    July 17, 2017

    MCL 720S

    Prospective owners of the critically acclaimed McLaren 720S supercar need to look no further than DVLA Personalised Registrations’ three-day live summer auction for the ultimate accessory.

    The Agency has once again come up with the perfect personalised registration to adorn the latest McLaren dream machine with MCL 720S, which is listed with a £250 reserve, among the 1,250 personalised registrations being auctioned during the event once again being staged at Mercedes Benz World in Surrey from Wednesday, July 19.

    It follows MCL 650S, which went under the hammer for £12,500 in May 2014 only to be succeeded by 650 S which sold for £31,000 that same year and is one of a raft of registrations closely related to range-topping sports cars available to buy during this summer sale including 488 A and A488 GTS, which relate to the Ferrari 488, and 996 GT which will resonate with Porsche fans.

    But the lots aren’t just for supercar lovers. As ever, the DVLA will be auctioning a whole series of fun-related registrations. For poker players there’s ACE 10W and fans of the phenomenally successful Lord of the Rings books and films there’s 81 LBO!

    The registrations on offer have been chosen to suit all tastes, styles and budgets and range from marks that reflect names such as BR16 ETT, 511 ENA, RUT 1H and SM17 THY through to quirkier offerings such as JU57 ASK, JE11 ANS and ST11 YLE.
    Registered bidders who attend the sale will be given free access to the Mercedes-Benz World museum and will be entitled to free ‘hot lap’ passenger rides in some of the most powerful and glamorous cars currently produced by Mercedes.

    Jody Davies, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “We are returning to Mercedes Benz World because of its popularity with our customers as it offers so much for the entire family to enjoy and experience. But our sales are all about personalised registrations and I’m delighted to say we have again managed to unearth another phenomenal array to suit all tastes and budgets.”

  • Free AMG Passenger Rides for Bidders Attending the Next Live Auction

    June 26, 2017

    If you’re thinking of bidding at the next DVLA Live Auction from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July, then you really should come along and bid in person. All registered bidders will have the opportunity to enjoy a passenger ride in an AMG Mercedes-Benz. An experienced driver will take you on a 10 minute high speed, high thrill ride around the race track at Mercedes-Benz World.

    Please note that AMG Hot Laps are subject to availability. Bookings must be made on the day at the auction. No advanced reservations are possible.

    If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the DVLA Auction Team at BCA on 0300 123 3500.

  • Interest Builds in July Live Auction

    Following the completion of the June Timed Auction, all eyes are now on the third Live Auction of the year. 1,250 registrations with reserves from £250 are included in the auction which runs from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July 2017. The auction is being held at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/live-auction/72-2/

    Bidder registration is now open.

  • Timed Auction Achieves 93% Conversion Rate and £1.13 Million Hammer Price

    June 22, 2017

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2017 closed yesterday. 93% (1,631) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,130,000 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £690.

    1,750 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with prices starting from £70. The 3 highest prices were GOP 1S (£7,010), ABR 8L (£6,530) and B41 NSN (£6,340).

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 16th to Wednesday 25th October 2017.

     

     

  • DVLA Timed Auction Opens

    June 12, 2017

    The 3rd DVLA Timed Auction of 2017 has opened this morning at 10am. 1,750 never previously issued registrations are available with reserve prices from £70. Bidding can take place 24/7 and will close on Wednesday 21st June from 11am.

    To view and search the full list of registrations, please follow this link:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/view-registrations/

    To view the current bid prices, please follow this link:

    http://public.dvlaauction.co.uk/A/

     

  • DVLA Timed Auction Registrations On View

    June 5, 2017

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2017 opens next Monday 12th June and is open for 10 days until Wednesday 21st June. 1,750 registrations will be available with reserves from £70.

    The full list of registrations is now open for viewing on this website. Please follow this link to view the registrations:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/view-registrations/

  • DVLA Live Auction Delivers 97% Conversion Rate and Average Hammer Price of £3,200

    May 23, 2017

    The second Live Auction of 2017 concluded on Friday and raised a total of £3.9m at hammer price. The top 5 registrations were JSK 1 (£56,200), 35 O (£45,000), 8088 Y (£31,200), 488 SPY (£26,000) and POG 8A (£23,000).

    The registrations included in the next auction at Mercedes-Benz World on 19th, 20th & 21st July are ready to view by following this link:

    View Registrations

  • Interest Builds In May Live Auction

    March 31, 2017

    Following the completion of the March Timed Auction, all eyes are now on the second Live Auction of the year. 1,250 registrations with reserves from £250 are included in the auction which runs from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th May 2017. The auction is being held at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel, Brockworth in Gloucestershire.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/live-auction/72-2/

    Bidder registration is now open.

  • DVLA Timed Auction Sells 98% of All Lots

    March 30, 2017

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2017 closed yesterday. 98% (1,714) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,099,1100 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £641. A record number of bidders (4,644) also registered for the auction.

    1,750 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with all prices starting at £50. The 3 highest prices were 244 RAS (£8,510), EES 4S (£8,020) and PLU 61N (£7,500).

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 12th to Wednesday 21st June 2017.

  • DVLA’s Timed Auction Gets Underway

    March 20, 2017

    The DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2017 is now open.  1,750 registrations are included and the auction runs from today, Monday 20th March, until Wednesday 29th March 2017.

    Bidding starts at £50 on each Lot and continues in £10 increments.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/view-registrations/

  • Registrations Published for DVLA Timed Auction

    March 16, 2017

    The registrations included in DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2017 have been released today. 1,750 registrations are included in the auction which runs from Monday 20th until Wednesday 29th March 2017. All registrations have starting prices of £50 and bidding will progress in £10 increments.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/view-registrations/

    As in previous Timed Auctions, the auction features Maximum Bids and Sliding End Times. See website for more details:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/maximum-bids-sliding-end-times/

    The auction will open to bidders on Monday 20th March at 10am.

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Sales Success Story Continues

    March 9, 2017

    111 G

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ impressive sales success continued from where it left 2016, with the Agency’s first live sale of the year once again proving a phenomenal success.

    For the fourth successive live auction, the Agency recorded a sales conversion of more than 99 per cent during the three-day event held at The Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, raising a staggering £5.2 million total including fees.

    With a hammer price of £40,000, 111 G and 72 O ended up as the event’s highest-selling personalised registrations while 400 O, 500 M and 1 KUL completed the sale’s Top Five high sellers table, fetching £30,500, £30,000 and £27,500 respectively. There was something on offer to suit all tastes and budgets, with the vast majority of the 1,500 registrations available selling for £1,500 or less.

    With more and more people registering to bid, it appears that the record-breaking success of 2016 continues. Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “Last year was our most successful since the Agency began selling personalised registrations in 1989 and this has been a really great start to 2017.

    “To once again auction all but a handful of registrations is nothing short of remarkable but, in truth, is a direct reflection of the just how popular personalised registrations have become with the British motorist.”

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations 2017 Live Auction Programme Set to Get Underway

    February 20, 2017

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 2017 live auction programme gets underway this week with the Agency’s latest three-day sale being held at The Casa Hotel in Chesterfield.

    The event – which commences on Wednesday 22 February – will see a total of 1,500 personalised registrations being auctioned to members of the public.

    The registrations on offer have been chosen by DVLA to suit all tastes, styles and budgets and range from plates that reflect names such as EL17 OTT, HA15 RRY and PA14 ULA through to quirkier offerings such as OUR 848Y, OLD 800K and YOU 105E.  For the child who never grew up, there’s the chance to pay homage to the much-loved comic The Beano with BE11 ANO, while fans of Harry Potter could find themselves spellbound by POT 110N which features in a wide mix of highly distinctive and collectable registrations.

    The Agency will be aiming to build on the success of its live auction programme in 2016, which raised £25.6 million through five sales – setting a new record for a second consecutive year.  Last year, the total sales of personalised registrations by the DVLA surpassed £147 million, taking the total amount amassed since the sales commenced in September 1989 to £2.4 billion. Incredibly, the Agency has witnessed a 150 per cent increase of registered bidders for its live sales since 2011 with, on average, 9,500 customers vying for lots per auction.

    Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “It’s been nearly three months since our last live sale, and I am really excited by our first sale of 2017 where some really great registrations are available to bid for.  We have experienced two successive record-breaking years and, when you look through the catalogue at the registrations we have compiled for this sale, I am very hopeful that this success will continue.”

    He added: “Bidding in person is by far the most popular way to buy a registration and it is at the auction where you will find the real atmosphere – it’s a great day out and we make the experience as enjoyable and friendly as possible. If you can’t make it to the auction we offer free telephone, internet and absent bidding facilities”.

  • DVLA February 2017 Live Auction Gains Apace

    February 2, 2017

    Following the completion of the January Timed Auction, all eyes are now on the first Live Auction of the year. 1,500 registrations with reserves from £250 are included in the auction which runs from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th February 2017. The auction is being held at Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/live-auction/72-2/

    Bidder registration is now open.

  • DVLA Timed Auction Raises Over £1million

    DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2017 closed yesterday. A record 99% (1,486) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,024,000 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £689. A record number of bidders (4,600) also registered for the auction.

    1,500 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with all prices starting at £50. The 3 highest prices were YAA 114H (£13,250), AMV 12S (£8,800) and MON 576R (£7,140).

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 20th to Wednesday 29th March 2017.

  • DVLA Timed Auction Now Open – Bidding Starts at £50 on Every Lot

    January 23, 2017

    The DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2017 is now open.  1,500 registrations are included and the auction runs from today, Monday 23rd January, until Wednesday 1st February 2017.

    Bidding starts at £50 on each Lot and continues in £10 increments.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/view-registrations/

  • Registrations Published for DVLA Timed Auction

    January 16, 2017

    The registrations included in DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2017 have been released today.  1,500 registrations are included in the auction which runs from Monday 23rd January until Wednesday 1st February 2017. All registrations have starting prices of £50 and bidding will progress in £10 increments.

    To view the registrations please click here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/view-registrations/

    As in previous Timed Auctions, the auction features Maximum Bids and Sliding End Times. See website for more details:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/maximum-bids-sliding-end-times/

    The auction will open to bidders on Monday 23rd January at 10am.

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