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  • Christmas Comes Early as Inverness Grandmother Scoops DVLA’S Star Prize

    December 23, 2014

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    Christmas certainly arrived early for Alison Flockhart of Inverness after she became the winner of a brand new Mini One car presented as part of DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th Anniversary celebrations.

    The three-door hatchback car worth £13,750, provided by SMA Vehicle Remarketing, the official auctioneers for the DVLA, will be heading to Scotland after Mrs Flockhart’s name was randomly selected out of the 12,000 registered bidders automatically entered into the free prize draw after signing up to bid at the Agency’s final two auctions of the year.

    Indeed, the prized car more than made up for the 56-year-old’s disappointment after she was outbid on AL14 SON, the personalised registration she had registered to bid for during the record-breaking auction held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff. AL14 SON eventually fell under the gavel for £7,600.

    A delighted Alison, said: “I can’t quite believe it. I am absolutely stunned. I’ve never won anything really in my life so to win a brand new car, just before Christmas, is just incredible.”

    Oliver Morley, the Chief Executive for the DVLA who broke the news to Mrs Flockhart, said: “I was delighted to be able to give her the good news. It’s not every day I get to tell someone they’ve won a brand new car. I wish Mrs Flockhart many years of happy motoring.”

    Jody Davies, Head of Events for DVLA Personalised Registrations, added: “I congratulate Alison. The free prize draw proved to be hugely successful and I’m absolutely delighted for her.”

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Sets a New British Record as 25 O Sells for £500,000

    November 28, 2014

    25 O

    DVLA Personalised Registrations has set a new British record for a personalised registration sold by the Agency after 25 O was bought for more than £500,000.

    Incredibly, John Collins, who, as owner of Talacrest, is regarded as one of the world’s leading collectors and dealers of classic Ferraris, bought 25 O for £518,000 less than three hours after successfully buying 250 L for a staggering £130,320. Both sums include fees and take the total amount paid by the businessman to £648,320.

    Both are among the 1,600 registrations being auctioned by the Agency as part of its 25th Anniversary three-day auction – and also 150th live sale – currently being held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff.

    Both registrations will be placed on two of the world’s most exclusive cars; 250 L will head onto a rare 1964 Ferrari Lusso, while 25 O will sit on the Ferrari 250 SWB once owned by the rock singer Eric Clapton.

    Moments after his success, Mr Collins said: “I was just determined to own them, it was just a case of how much I was going to have to pay for the privilege.”

    Asked just how much he was prepared to pay for 25 O, Mr Collins replied: “I’m not too sure, it could possibly have been the first £1 million personalised registration!”

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “What a spectacular way to mark our 150th auction during our 25th Anniversary year. While we had high hopes for both registrations, we never dreamt they would be so successful and enable us to make history for the DVLA.”

    The other highest sellers so far in the sale include CU11 ENS (£26,648),   FU11 ERS (£23,202) and 1 HJW (£21,084).

    David Hawes 25 O

  • This Week’s DVLA Auction Could Prove to be a Supercar Showdown

    November 24, 2014

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    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th Anniversary Auction later this week could prove to be a battle of the supercar brands in terms of which particular lot comes out on top as the historic sale’s most expensive.

    While there are 1,600 lots aimed at all tastes and budgets listed in the three-day sale being held at The Vale Resort, near Cardiff, from Wednesday, arguably two with clear links to McLaren and Ferrari could well generate the greatest attention.

    First up will be MC14 REN – which has clear links to the legendary company’s name – and is listed with the auction’s highest reserve of £5,000. Its possible success is fuelled by the sales earlier this year of MCL 650S and 650 S, in relation to the McLaren 650 S supercar, which collectively made more than £56,000.

    However, it is true to say, there are great expectations surrounding 25 O, the latest in a long line from the O-series which alone has reaped millions for HM Treasury.

    The registration’s value is potentially increased because of its direct correlation to the Ferrari 250 GTO, which, at £22.8 million, became the world’s most expensive car ever sold at auction. Indeed, according to the national weekly publication Auto Express, five of the 11 most expensive cars ever sold at auction belong to the Ferrari ‘250’ family.

    As part of DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th Anniversary celebrations, one lucky registered bidder who’s signed up for this month’s live auction being held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff will drive away in a brand new Mini One car.

    The free-to-enter prize draw is being offered to every registered bidder at the three-day event commencing on Wednesday, November 26, along with those who registered to bid during the auction held at Twickenham in September.

    It is the first time such a prize has been offered and reflects the extent of the historic event being held almost  25 years to the day since the Agency started its Sale of Marks scheme which has generated more than £2.1 billion for the Treasury.

    With the auction being staged a short distance from Cardiff, there’s undoubtedly a distinctive Welsh feel on offer, arguably the most significant being WEL 55H, especially considering WEL 5H went under the hammer for an emphatic £27,200 the last time DVLA Personalised Registrations staged an auction in the country in April 2008.

    Other Welsh-themed registrations include several Cymru-related registrations such as CY58 MRU, CY59 MRU and CY60 MRU along with WA11 LES, W44 LES and    W444 LES. There’s also RHY 1L for those with a close association with the popular North Wales seaside resort. Other popular Welsh-related names being auctioned include, OW13 ENS, RH14 NNA and RH14 NON.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “While we don’t believe for a moment that either MC14 REN or 25 O will break our record for an individual registration currently held at £357,000 for 1 D, we are confident they’ll each create a commotion when they come under the hammer later this week.”

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ forthcoming auction will consist of a total of 1,600 registrations, all chosen to offer a selection to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including: 1000 A (reserve – £3,000), AL14 SON (£900), AL64 RVE (£900),          BA11 ADS (£900),   BL14 KES (£900), EVO 1T (£700), BR14 ANS  (£900),  B15 TOS (£350), 175 C (£2,900), CA11 LUM (£900), CL14 RES (£900), CRU 115E (£400), CU11 ENS (£1,000), DAM 110N (£400), DRA 600N (£400), DRA 990N (£400),    DY14 ANS (£900), EL14 NOR (£900), EN64 GED (£900), FA11 GUY (£900),       FR14 NKY (£900), FU11 ERS (£900), GR14 NTS (£900), HO11 EYS (£900),        JO14 NNA (£900),  KH14 NNN (£900), LAM 837H (£400), LE14 NNE (£900)        LE64 LLY (£900),  ME11 ODY (£900), MRO 850N (£450), NOA 4H (£500), NSX 4 (£600), NUD 9E (£450), 25 OOO (£3,000), 80 OTH (£1,800), 993 P (£2,900),       PR13 NCE (£900), 66 RAJ (£1,800), RO63 RTS 900, SA12 RAH (£1,000), SH14 RON (£1,000), S411 EEM (£500), TA11 FFS (£900), TUR 800S (£400), 60 UGH (£1,600), 750 V (£2,600), 300 X (£2,600), 888 Y (£2,600).

  • Mini One Car up for Grabs for One Lucky Registered Bidder at Vale Resort Auction

    November 13, 2014

    As part of DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th Anniversary celebrations, one lucky registered bidder who’s signed up for this month’s live auction being held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff will drive away in a brand new Mini One car.

    The free-to-enter prize draw is being offered to every registered bidder at the three-day event commencing on Wednesday, November 26, along with those who registered to bid during the auction held at Twickenham in September.

    It is the first time such a prize has been offered and reflects the extent of the historic event being held almost exactly 25 years to the day since the Agency started its Sale of Marks scheme which has generated more than £2.1 billion for the Treasury.

    The signs are looking good for the event too. With an increased number of lots available taking the total to 1,600 and featuring some heavily sought after examples such as 1000 A, 800 O25 O, MC14 REN and BE11 AMY, DVLA Personalised Registrations is hoping to capitalise on the record-breaking successes of its most recent sales.

    At Twickenham, which featured 1,500 lots, more than 96.1 per cent were converted into sales, raising a total in excess of £4 million in the process. Incredibly, the event set an “in-house” record for the Agency as only one lot went unsold out of the first 80.

    With the auction being staged a short distance from Cardiff, there’s undoubtedly a distinctive Welsh feel on offer, arguably the most significant being WEL 55H, especially considering that WEL 5H, went under the hammer for an emphatic £27,200 the last time a DVLA Personalised Registrations auction was held in the country in April 2008.

    Other Welsh-themed registrations include several Cymru-related registrations such as CY58 MRU, CY59 MRU and CY60 MRU along with WA11 LES, W44 LES and    W444 LES. There’s also RHY 1L for those with a close association with the popular North Wales seaside resort. Other popular Welsh-related names being auctioned include, OW13 ENS, RH14 NNA and RH14 NON.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “our forthcoming auction is certainly going to be one to remember, that’s largely thanks to the star prize we’re giving away.

    “But, with the introduction of the current style 14 and 64 registrations, along with a whole host of incredible examples unearthed from our archives by our team of researchers, the auction is featuring some really classic personalised registrations to suit all tastes.”

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ forthcoming auction will consist of a total of 1,600 registrations, all chosen to offer a selection to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including: 1000 A (reserve – £3,000), AL14 SON (£900), AL64 RVE (£900),          BA11 ADS (£900),   BL14 KES (£900), EVO 1T (£700), BR14 ANS  (£900),  B15 TOS (£350), 175 C (£2,900), CA11 LUM (£900), CL14 RES (£900), CRU 115E (£400), CU11 ENS (£1,000), DAM 110N (£400), DRA 600N (£400), DRA 990N (£400),    DY14 ANS (£900), EL14 NOR (£900), EN64 GED (£900), FA11 GUY (£900),       FR14 NKY (£900), FU11 ERS (£900), GR14 NTS (£900), HO11 EYS (£900),        JO14 NNA (£900),  KH14 NNN (£900), LAM 837H (£400), LE14 NNE (£900)        LE64 LLY (£900), MC14 REN (£5,000), ME11 ODY (£900), MRO 850N (£450),     NOA 4H (£500), NSX 4 (£600), NUD 9E (£450), 25 OOO (£3,000), 80 OTH (£1,800), 993 P (£2,900), PR13 NCE (£900), 66 RAJ (£1,800), RO63 RTS 900, SA12 RAH (£1,000), SH14 RON (£1,000), S411 EEM (£500), TA11 FFS (£900), TUR 800S (£400), 60 UGH (£1,600), 750 V (£2,600), 300 X (£2,600), 888 Y (£2,600).

  • Win a Mini One!

    October 31, 2014

    Win a Mini One!

    DVLA Mini Prize Draw - Small

    Register to bid at DVLA’s Live Auction in November 2014 and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a brand new Mini One, 3-door hatch worth £13,750.

    So, what are you waiting for? Click here for more details and to register for the next auction.

    Entry is completely free of charge

    Open to UK residents, aged 18+. Enter before 14:00 on 01/12/14. Disqualified drivers are excluded. No purchase necessary. Max 1 entry per person. Prize: 1 x new Mini One, 3 door hatchback, insurance not included. Promoter: SMA Vehicle Remarketing. Follow this link for full Terms & Conditions.

  • DVLA Timed Auction Achieves over £1Million

    October 30, 2014

    DVLA’s third and final Timed Auction of 2014 closed yesterday, again breaking the previous record set in June. Over 77% of the lots went under the hammer and just over £1million was raised, which is the highest hammer price achieved at a Timed Auction.

    1,580 registrations were on offer over two weeks. The 3 highest prices were DAW 1D (£5,770), ASM 4H (£5,030) and AAD 3M (£4,820).

    The most popular registrations were ASL 11M (12 bidders, £2,030), ASH 8N (11 bidders, £3,310), ASH 13A (11 bidders, £1,610), A111 STE (11 bidders, £660), EEJ 1T (11 bidders, £3,310), JAG 3S (11 bidders, £3,030) and S94 DAN (11 bidders, £1,120).

    To view the full list of prices achieved, click here http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/prices-achieved/

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will be from Monday 12th January to Wednesday 21st January 2015.

  • DVLA’s Third Timed Auction of 2014 Opens for Business

    October 15, 2014

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2014 opens today with over 1,500 registrations with reserves from £130. The auction runs from Wednesday 15th to Wednesday 29th October.

    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/

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Celebrates Most Successful Auction in Recent Times

    October 1, 2014

    26 ODVLA Personalised Registrations’ autumn auction staged at Twickenham last week proved to be the Agency’s most successful three-day sale of recent times.

    Of the 1,500 lots on offer, more than 96.1 per cent were converted into sales, raising a total in excess of £4 million in the process.

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th Anniversary Auction and, significantly, the Agency’s 150th live sale, will be held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff in November. It features 1,600 lots including 1000 A, 800 O, MC14 LEN, RH14 NON and W44 LES.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “While our sales conversions are always relatively high, we believe last week’s auction certainly hit a record in terms of the length of time before our first lot failed to make its reserve.

    “Once again, the auction has again underpinned our belief that the popularity in personalised registrations continues.”

    The most expensive personalised registration sold during the event was 26 O, bought by a mystery customer for £35,960 while HA12 VEY and 5000 S, selling for £26,440 and £23,680 respectively, completed the “top” three.

     

  • Win a Car in the DVLA Auction Prize Draw

    September 19, 2014

    Win a Mini One!

    Register to bid at one of DVLA’s Live Auctions in September or November 2014 and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a brand new Mini One, 3-door hatch worth £13,750.

    So, what are you waiting for? Click here for more details and to register for the next auction.

    Entry is completely free of charge

    Open to UK residents, aged 18+. Enter before 14:00 on 01/12/14. Disqualified drivers are excluded. No purchase necessary. Max 1 entry per person. Prize: 1 x new Mini One, 3 door hatchback, insurance not included. Promoter: SMA Vehicle Remarketing. Follow this link for full Terms & Conditions.

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Serve Up A Sale for the Ladies…

    September 15, 2014

    DVLA Personalised Registrations has cooked up an auction for the ladies… with numerous female names among the 1,500 registrations being auctioned over three consecutive days at Twickenham, the home of English rugby, commencing on Wednesday, September 24.

    Registered bidders attending the auction in person also have the added bonus of being able to enjoy a tour of the historic Twickenham rugby stadium.

    Though it’s hard to imagine that CO11 EEN – which sold for a staggering £38,850 last November – will be toppled as the Agency’s most expensive registration related to a lady’s name sold over recent times, there are several included in the Autumn sale which could well give it a run for its money.

    Heading the list of lady-related names has to be CA12 RLA, CH10 LOE, and RE63 KAH which hold reserves of £900 apiece. COR 111N, JAN 5X, JOY 1W, KYM 1H, LOL 4N and LOL 4R are among the scores of others while a mention also has to be given to VER 2A.

    The men, too, are being accommodated, especially if you’re name is Adrian, Graham and Steve with ADR 214N, GR14 HAM and ST11 EVE available with reserves of £400, £1,000 and £900 respectively.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “There’s no denying it that personalised registrations have always been popular with the ladies and next week’s sale will be no exception with the line up of lots we have put together.

    “We were overjoyed at the interest surrounding CO11 EEN and, with the way events are shaping up, next week’s sale at Twickenham looks equally as exciting.”

    So far, the three auctions staged by DVLA Personalised Registrations in 2014 – the Agency’s 25th Anniversary of selling personalised registrations – have raised a staggering £10.4 million.

    Ms Davies, added: “2014 has been yet another hugely successful year for our auction programme. The sums generated, not just surrounding our headline-grabbling high valued registrations, but also those listed with relatively low reserves, have been phenomenal.”

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ forthcoming auction will consist of a total of 1,500 registrations, all chosen to offer a selection to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including: 8000 A (reserve – £3,000), ARV 4L (£400), BA12NES (£900), BAY 111S (£400), DOB 850N (£400), ESM 177H (£400), EVO 1T (£700), FER 550X (£400), FER 612S (£400), 88 GSX (£450), HA12 LEY (£900), HA12 VEY (£1,000), HA13 RRY (£600), JE11 WEL (£500), JTR 15H (£400), KEY 106K (£350), K618 SON (£350), LAR 2A (£450), LE63 ENDS (£900), MA11 SON (£900), MAC 80X (£400), MOU 111D (£400), MRB 188Y (£400), MY11 LES (£900), M151 NGH (£350), NOL 11N (£450), 26 O (£4,000), OBR 213N (£350), 7 ORR (£1,500) 23 OOO (£3,000), POR 996X (£400), 996 RS (£2,400), ROB 850N (£400), 5000 S (£3,000), ST11 EVE (£900), TEB 881T (£400), THU 210W (£400), T111 KES (£400), 770 W (£2,600), WHE 44T (£400), 80 XED (£450), X81 ACK (£400), YRE 64N (£400).

  • New Timelapse Video of 3 Day DVLA Auction Revealed

    September 10, 2014

    140910 DVLA Timelapse VideoThanks to the wonders of GoPro we’re able to shed light on how we help the DVLA raise over £3.5 million in 3 days. Please click the link below:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dvla-personalised-registration-auctions-how-we-do-it

  • Preliminary Announcement – Win a Car in the DVLA Auction Prize Draw!

    September 2, 2014

    SMA Vehicle Remarketing is today announcing that a free prize draw will be launched later this month, with one lucky person winning a brand new car. Full details, including how to enter, will be announced on this website w/c 15th September 2014.

  • McLaren 650 S Registrations Reap Rewards for DVLA Personalised Registrations

    July 22, 2014

    Ian Short

    McLaren’s decision to name its latest supercar the 650 S reaped a £56,000 dividend for HM Treasury after DVLA Personalised Registrations auctioned two distinct registrations at back-to-back sales.

    In May, the Agency sold MCL 650S for £16,000 but that success was eclipsed last week when, during its summer sale held at the Williams F1 Conference Centre, 650 S sold for £40,250 , making it the most expensive personalised registration sold by the DVLA this year.

     

    650 S

    In total, the auction of 1,500 personalised registrations raised £3.5 million, taking the total sum raised from the Agency’s live auction scheme for the year to date to £10.4 million.

    The top five hammer prices achieved during last week’s sale were for 650 S,  AL13 ERT, 24 O, AV14 TOR and AH11 MED, selling for £31,000, £23,000, £20,500, £15,000 and £15,000 respectively.

     

     

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    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “We were astounded by the interest and the battle that ensued around MCL 650S but it was nothing compared to the level of interest we received in 650 S. 650 S not only became the most expensive personalised registration sold during our three day summer auction, but the most expensive of the year so far.”

    She added: “However, the success of our summer sale could well be surpassed by our next sale set for Twickenham, the home of English rugby, in September thanks to the likes of CH10 LOE, GR14 HAM, HA12 LEY and MO11 LLY which will surely set the sale alight.”

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ official auctioneer Ian Short during the recent sale of MCL 650S, the perfect registration for the McLaren 650S supercar.

     

     

     

  • Round 2 For McLaren Supercar Registration Being Offered by DVLA Personalised Registrations

    July 11, 2014

    650 S pix 052 Low ResSix weeks after auctioning the personalised registration MCL 650S to reflect the McLaren 650S supercar, the DVLA is offering the perfect follow up with 650 S.

    The registration, which has a reserve of £3,500, is among 1,500 that will go under the hammer during the Agency’s three day summer auction which gets underway at the Williams Formula One team’s factory on Wednesday, July 16.

    Clearly the connotations towards the £200,000 McLaren 650S supercar aided in the sale of MCL 650S, with the gavel finally coming down after a titanic tussle for a supercar sum totalling £16,000.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “We were astounded by the interest and the battle that ensued around MCL 650S during our most recent auction. Who knows, 650 S could prove equally as exciting.”

    MCL 650SVisitors to the three-day event will be given access to Williams’ museum displaying arguably the biggest collection of Grand Prix cars under one roof. The private collection belonging to F1 legends Frank Williams and Patrick Head is normally kept behind closed doors with only the privileged being allowed in.

    The priceless gathering chronicles Williams’ F1 involvement starting with the team’s first ever car, driven by Alan Jones, during the late 1970s. Others notable machines include the ground-breaking six-wheeler banned by the authorities for being too fast in 1980 and FW14 – the car which powered Nigel Mansell to his record-breaking F1 Championship crown standing alongside those driven by Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, David Coultard and, of course, the late, great, Ayrton Senna.

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ forthcoming auction will consist of a total of 1,500 registrations, all chosen to offer a selection to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including: 6000 A (reserve – £3,000), AH11 MED (£900), AL13 ERT (£900), AV14 TOR (£900), BEN 8A (£450), BR11 UCE (£900), BU12 LEY (£900), 2 CEO (£1,800), CH14 RLY (£900), CL14 RKE (£900), C444 THY (£600), 19 DAD (£1,600), D44 RTS (£400), EL11 SON (£900), FA57 EST (£900), FA12 RAH (£900), FER 512X (£450), GO11 LDE (£900), GR11 EEN (£900), GTR 1T (£700), GU12 NEY (£450), HO11 DAY (£900), HO12 TON (£900), HO57 ESS (£900), JU11 LES (£900), KN13 GHT (£900), LA14 URA (£1,000), ME11 OWS (£900), 511 NDA (£1,600), 24 O (£4,000), OL11 SEN (£900), OL13 VER (£1,000), PE64 SUS (£900), 918 POR (£1,900), RE11 LLY (£900), R144 ANA (£350) 650 S (£3,000), SC13 NCE (£900), S11 XES (£400), 4000 TH (£2,400), Y111 NGS (£300), Y444 NGS (£300).

  • The Sky’s the Limit for AV14 TOR Registration

    July 1, 2014

    AV14 TOR 1 LOW RESAV14 TOR is among the 1,500 personalised registrations which will go under the hammer during the DVLA summer sale.

    Lot 80 is being offered at around 10.30am on Wednesday 16th July with a reserve price of £900.

    Other registrations of interest include AL13 ERT (£900), 84 BEN (£1,700), 78 MEL (£1,900), 505 ROB (£1,900).

    There are 12 of the unique “1” registrations with three letters, including 1 WCT and 1 WWX.

    See what you can find!

    To view all registrations in the auction at Williams Conference Centre in Oxfordshire please click here

  • DVLA Timed Auction Breaks All Records

    June 27, 2014

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2014 closed yesterday, again breaking all records. The highest conversion rate was achieved with over 77% of the lots going under the hammer. Almost £1 million was raised, which is the highest hammer price achieved at a Timed Auction.

    1,522 registrations were on offer over two weeks. The 3 highest prices were RAG 17N (£15,010), AMR 13K (£10,010) and MDR 1X (£7,510).

    The most popular registrations were AN11 AND (18 bidders, £3,850), STE 80Y (13 bidders, £1,160), ROB 7A (13 bidders, £3,860).

    To view the full list of prices achieved, click here http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/prices-achieved/

    The next DVLA Timed Auction is planned for October 2014.

  • DVLA’s Second Timed Auction of 2014 Opens

    June 11, 2014

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2014 opens today with over 1,500 registrations with reserves from £130. The auction runs from Wednesday 11th to Wednesday 25th June.

    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/

  • Registrations Released for DVLA’s Second Timed Auction of 2014

    June 6, 2014

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2014 opens next week with over 1,500 registrations with reserves from £130. The auction runs from Wednesday 11th to Wednesday 25th June.

    The registrations have just been published. 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/

  • Registration Opens for DVLA Williams Conference Centre Auction

    May 13, 2014

    The doors have opened for DVLA’s third auction in their anniversary year. 1,500 registrations will be on offer at Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th July 2014.

    Click here to view the registrations.

     

     

  • Harpers Dance to the Tune after Securing Perfect Personalised Registration!

    May 12, 2014

    HA12 PER Winners LOW RESAn electrician from Milton Keynes added an extra bit of spark to the DVLA Personalised Registrations spring auction, by investing in HA12 PER.

    Mark Harper, age 52, seized his moment during the three day auction held at Hellidon Lakes Hotel near Daventry and bought what he believed to be the perfect family heirloom for £14,600 and, at the same time, grabbed an ideal opportunity to help advertise his family-named business, Harper Electrical Services.

    Shortly after his success, Mr Harper said: “As a family, we all love our personalised registrations and when I read that HA12 PER was being auctioned, I just knew I had to have it. That said, I really didn’t believe I would be in with a chance to buy it as I expected it to fetch a far higher premium, especially because of the rumours suggesting the Beckhams would be bidding as a plate for their daughter, Harper!”

    He added: “For me, the registration will go a long way to help support all the advertising I do surrounding my electrical business.”

    The three day event again proved a huge success for the Agency and raised just over £3.5 million for the Treasury. The top five highest priced selling personalised registrations sold during the sale were 993 RS, 23 O, 1 LLM and 250 LM, which sold for £30,000, £22,000, £20,200 and £20,000 respectively.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said; “We were all delighted for Mr Harper in his success in securing HA12 PER. He really kept his cool and again proved that if you really want to be successful in our auctions you really need to attend our sales and not dismiss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of securing your personalised registration directly from us.”

  • DVLA Offers the Perfect Accessory to the Latest McLaren Supercar

    April 29, 2014

    MCL-650SProspective owners of the critically acclaimed McLaren 650S supercar recently launched need look no further than DVLA Personalised Registrations’ three-day auction next week to opt for the ultimate accessory.

    For the personalised registration MCL 650S, which has a reserve of £400 and is close to the car’s moniker as you’re going to get, is among the 1,500 lots being auctioned during the Agency’s three-day spring sale being staged at Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel near Daventry, Northamptonshire, from Wednesday, May 7.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said; “After hearing McLaren were planning to unveil its latest supercar the 650S, we inevitably conducted our own investigations to see if we had a suitable personalised registration available.

    “Amazingly, MCL 650S – the MCL is a well used acronym for McLaren – was available so we arranged for it to be included in the first available auction.”

    While MCL 650S has roused interest, it is not the auction’s so-called “star” registration – that honour is bestowed upon 23 O which is listed with the sale’s highest reserve of £4,000.

    Other registrations being offered for sale that are proving popular include OR14 NDO, perfect for travel companies or fans of the Florida town, which has a £1,000 reserve. At the other end of the scale, there’s a whole raft of registrations with £400 reserves including FUN 805S, JOY 805S and OOH 805S.

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ forthcoming auction will consist of a total of 1,500 registrations, all chosen to offer a selection to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including: 1986 A (reserve – £3,000), ADO 850N (£400), ARU 5H (£450), AST 2N (£450), A355 FER (£350), BAD 1G (£700), BET 1V (£700), B16 BUT (£350), B116 CAT (£350), CAT 805S (£400), DAR 777H (£400), DE14 NEY (£900), 7000 DR (£2,500), 185 E (£2,800), ELL 4F (£450), 400 FER (£1,600), FER 430M (£400), GAV 1P (£700), GTR 80Y (£450), HO13 LEY (£900), JOY 80X (£450), KAT 1G (£700), KLS 9 (£1,500), LOU 1J (£700), LUC 14C (£450), L154 JAN (£400), MON 5A (£450), 150 N (£2,600), 23 O (£4,000), OOO 848E (£400), 7777 P (£2,800), RE14 XED (£900), RO13 BBY (£1,000), SCR 444P (£400), SE11 ERS (£900), TAR 64T (£400), THE 4C (£450), TUR 80Y (£400), VOC 444L (£400), V511 NGH (£400), 350 W (£2,700), W44 NGS (£400), 94 Y (£2,600), Y35 AMY (£400).

  • Interest Grows in DVLA’s Second Live Auction of 2014

    March 28, 2014

    hellidon-409x234With six weeks to go before the next auction, already over 1,000 people have registered to bid at the sale.

    1,500 registrations will be offered over three days on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May. Reserves start from £300. The venue for this auction is the Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel near Daventry in Northamptonshire.

    Feature registrations include 1986 A (£3,000), CLE 666G (£400), 1970 G (£2,800), GE11 MMA (£900), 97 JES (£1,600), 76 MEL (£1,900), OR14 NDO (£1,000), SE11 ERS (£900) and no fewer than 16 “1” registrations including 1 SXS (£3,000).

    To view the list of registrations, please click here

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Maintains Its Excellent Run of Live Auction Success

    March 4, 2014

    22 ODVLA Personalised Registrations series of live auctions in this, its 25th anniversary year, got off to a flying start with more than £3.4 million being raised in its first sale of 2014 held last week at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield.

    The registration 22 O – the latest in the Agency’s hugely successful O-series – fetched the highest price of the three day auction, finally falling under the hammer for £26,000.

     

    The surprise of the event, which attracted more than 6,300 registered bidders, was 8 AKU, one of the first of the 1,500 registrations to go under the hammer. While the DVLA had high hopes for the single digit three-letter registration, no one predicted the £25,500 it eventually sold for. The three remaining registrations to make the Agency’s top five highest-priced sellers in the sale were 98 M, 41 NDY and 81 LLA which sold for £24,000, £15,500 and £15,500 respectively.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “For the second successive live auction we have raised more than £3.4 million which is a significant sum and again emphasises the continued popularity in personalised registrations.

    “Our attention is now firmly fixed on our second live three-day sale of the year which will be held in Daventry from Wednesday, May 7.”

  • DVLA Hoping for a Swinging Success as TA12 ZAN Goes Under the Hammer

    February 24, 2014

    TA12 ZANOne lucky motorist could well be Lord of the urban jungle, thanks to DVLA Personalised Registrations who are auctioning TA12 ZAN later this week.

    The registration, which clearly resembles the name of the jungle-living hero created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, is among 1,500 personalised registrations going under the auctioneers’ hammer during the Agency’s first live sale of 2014 which gets underway at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Wednesday, February 26.

    While the three-day sale is festooned with fun-related registrations, as ever there are also numerous lots creating a wave of interest from serious buyers.

    Prime examples include CO11 ETT and 22 O which have reserves of £900 and £4,000 respectively, the two are particularly notable as CO11 EEN and 21 O sold for £39,850 and £29,500 respectively and helped the Agency to raise an impressive £3.5 million for the Treasury during its final sale of 2013.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations Events Manager, said: “2013 was another tremendously successful year for DVLA Personalised Registrations so when you consider the pedigree of registrations in this week’s auction it is easy to understand why we have high hopes for another successful sale.”

  • DVLA Hoping to Bring the House Down with BA11 ETS Registration

    February 13, 2014

    BA11 ETSDVLA Personalised Registrations’ first live auction of 2014 will have a certain serenity about it, thanks to the elegant personalised registration BA11 ETS.

    Following on from the theme, the three-day sale will also feature DA11 RCY – a perfect homage to the famed ballerina turned Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcy Bussell!

    The registrations, which are listed with reserves of £900, are among 1,500 which will go under the hammer during the Agency’s first live auction of 2014 which is being held at the Casa Hotel, Chesterfield, from Wednesday, February 26.

    The sale, hot on the heels of DVLA Personalised Registrations’ record-breaking online Timed Auction which raised £656,890, boasts a catalogue that includes an array of registrations reflecting first and surnames, initials, sports, business and car models.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager said: “BA11 ETS and DA11 RCY perfectly reflect the diversity of personalised registrations we regularly auction and our sale in Chesterfield will be no exception.”

  • Doors Open for DVLA Live Auction at Casa Hotel, Chesterfield

    January 31, 2014

    The countdown to DVLA’s first Live Auction of 2014 is now on. Interest in personalised registration numbers seems to be higher than ever as over 2,000 people have already registered to bid at this auction – and there’s still a month to go!

    The 3 day auction of 1,500 previously unissued registrations runs from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th February 2014. A broad range has been included with reserve prices from £250.

    To view the registrations on offer, please follow this link http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/live-auction/72-2/

  • DVLA’s First Auction of 2014 Breaks All Records

    January 30, 2014

    DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2014 closed yesterday, again breaking all 3 records. The highest conversion rate was achieved with over 75% of the lots going under the hammer. Over £657,000 was raised, which is the highest hammer price achieved at a Timed Auction. Finally the number of registered bidders was up by over 15% with over 3,400 people registered to bid at the auction.

    1,300 registrations were on offer over two weeks. The 3 highest prices were XKE 42C (£25,120), HUM 7A (£7,040) and SOH 411B (£6,510).

    The most popular registrations were MOT 805S (13 bidders, £2,230), LOU 20B (13 bidders, £730), DEB 19X (12 bidders, £1,220) and DAV 10P (12 bidders, £3,520).

    To view the full list of prices achieved, click here http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/timed-auction/prices-achieved/

    The next DVLA Timed Auction is planned for June 2014.

  • DVLA’s First Timed Auction of 2014 Opens Today

    January 15, 2014

    DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2014 opens today with 1,300 registrations with reserves from £130. The auction runs from Wednesday 15th to Wednesday 29th January.

    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/

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