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  • 2015 Sets New Records for DVLA Personalised Registrations

    December 14, 2015

    911 RSR

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Live Auction programme has recorded its most successful 12 months in the Agency’s 26-year-history of selling personalised registrations.

    The recent live auction staged near Cheltenham is officially the DVLA’s most successful since 2006 and the first to break the £5 million mark for the total amount raised for a three-day auction.

    For the third successive live event, the sales conversion for the 1,600 registrations on offer exceeded 99 per cent and recorded an average selling price exceeding £2,500. At £46,700,      911 RSR became the highest priced personalised registration of the sale while WH15 KEY and 1000 O each went under the hammer for £43,500 and £38,960 respectively. All prices include fees and VAT.

    In total, the five auctions staged in 2015 held in Nottingham (£4.1m), Chesterfield (£4.53m), Chertsey (£4.57m), Stratford-Upon-Avon (£4.8m) and Cheltenham (£5.01) raised a staggering £22.91 million, the most generated by the Agency in a calendar year.

    Incredibly, the DVLA’s spring sale set a new record for a current-style registration when KR15 HNA sold for a £233,360 total sum. However, that registration is eclipsed by 25 O which sold in November 2014 for a staggering £518,000 and in doing so became the DVLA’s highest selling personalised registration of all time and the first to break the £500,000 barrier.

    Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “While we were again hopeful for another successful year, no one predicted it would be a record-breaking one for the Agency.  Plans are already well underway to ensure our success continues with our programme for 2016 which will get underway at the Tankersley Manor Hotel in South Yorkshire in February. Incredibly, we have already received instant interest from motorists in some of the registrations being featured there.”

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    BR15 TOL sells…One of the talking points of DVLA Personalised Registrations’ most recent live auction was the sale of BR15 TOL which was bought by a mystery businessman for a £20,168 total sum.

  • Bidder Registration Now Open for February 2016 Live Auction

    December 9, 2015

    With the finish of the final Live Auction of 2015 in late November, bidder attention has now shifted to the next Live Auction to be held at Tankersley Manor Hotel, Barnsley from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th February 2016.

    1,500 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250. Click here to view the registrations on offer.

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Puts BR15 TOL Up For Auction!

    November 20, 2015

    BR15 TOLBR15 TOL is being sold next week – not the city but the Personalised Registration showing the closest correlation to the historic seafaring city’s name.

    With a reserve of £700, BR15 TOL – which would be perfect for any proud Bristolian – is among 1,600 being auctioned by the DVLA during the Agency’s final three-day sale of 2015 being held at The Cheltenham Chase Hotel in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, commencing on Wednesday, November 25.

    The registration BR15 TOL is typical of the eclectic array again being offered by the DVLA from CUE 147A (reserve £250) for snooker lovers to AL15 SON (£700), LE15 LEY (£700), FR14 NKS (£700) and MO12 TON (£700). Other lots that are proving popular include TH15 TLE (£700) and WH15 KEY (£700).

    Expectations surrounding the auction are high, fuelled by the continued record-breaking run of success celebrated by DVLA Personalised Registrations over the past 12 months.

    Each of the four sales held in 2015 have set new benchmarks for the Agency. Six weeks ago, its three-day sale held near Stratford-Upon-Avon, proved to be its fourth successive live event whereby the DVLA recorded its highest sales conversion with just two of the 1,600 lots on offer remaining unsold.

    The staggering 99.8 per cent sales conversion eclipsed its spring sale held in Chesterfield which also witnessed the highest price paid for a current-style registration when KR15 HNA sold for a £233,360 total sum. DVLA Personalised Registrations’ year-long run of record-breaking sales started when, at its 25th Anniversary auction, held in Wales last November, the registration 25 O fell under the gavel for a £518,000 total sum and in doing so became the highest selling personalised registration of all time and the first to break the £500,000 barrier.

    Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “The continued rise in sales conversion for our live auctions is staggering and once again confirms the popularity in personalised registrations is as strong as ever.

    “We have experienced a phenomenal year so far and, with the interest already high I am hopeful this final sale will be equally as successful. With regards to BR15 TOL, while we don’t normally single out specific lots, I don’t believe anyone can argue its as close to the city’s name as you’re going to get. It is perfect for any proud Bristolian!”

  • Interest Builds in DVLA’s Final Live Auction of 2015

    November 2, 2015

    With the Timed Auction closing last week, bidder attention has now shifted to the next Live Auction to be held at The Cheltenham Chase Hotel near Gloucester from Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th November.

    1,600 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250. Click here to view the registrations on offer.

  • DVLA’s Timed Auction Closes with Highest Ever Conversion Rate & Hammer Price

    October 29, 2015

    DVLA’s fourth, and final, Timed Auction of 2015 closed yesterday, breaking records for the highest conversion rate in a Timed Auction and the highest amount ever raised. Over 92% of the lots went under the hammer, clearly beating June’s record of 89%. £1,124,390 was raised which beat the previous record by nearly £100,000.

    1,500 registrations were on offer over a ten day period. The 3 highest prices were SJB 1B (£7,370), THE 84T (£6,460) and SJW 5W (£4,730).

    The most popular registrations were EMS 51E (14 bidders, £3,610), MUK 65H (12 bidders, £2,600) and SHA 28D (12 bidders, £3,030)

    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 run from Monday 11th to Wednesday 20th January 2015

  • DVLA Timed Auction Opens Today

    October 19, 2015

    DVLA’s fourth Timed Auction of 2015 opened today, Monday 19th October at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs until Wednesday 28th 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/

  • Registrations Revealed in DVLA’s Fourth Timed Auction of 2015

    October 16, 2015

    DVLA’s fourth Timed Auction of 2015 opens on Monday 19th October at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs until Wednesday 28th 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/

  • Desire for DVLA Personalised Registrations Grows as the Agency Celebrates Best Live Auction Since 2008

    October 12, 2015

    DVLA 458 SA

    A trio of registrations with clear-links to Ferrari sports cars made up three of the top five highest selling lots sold during DVLA Personalised Registrations’ autumn auction.

    With a total sum exceeding £4.8 million raised after all but four of the 1,600 lots available were sold, the recent live auction held near Stratford-Upon-Avon is officially the DVLA’s most successful since February 2008.

    The continued success of the DVLA’s live auction programme – the most recent auction being the Agency’s second successive to record a sales conversion in excess of 99 per cent – further underlines the ever-growing popularity personalised registrations are held by British motorists.

    The registration 458 SA, which sold for a £100,000 hammer price, became the event’s highest selling registration bought, it is believed, for its direct correlation to the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta supercar. The registration 488 S – again bought for its direct association to the Ferrari 488 Spider supercar – and the registration 250 GT – bought for a classic Ferrari 250 GT machine – sold for £59,000 and £50,000 respectively. The registrations 50 O and 675 MCL, selling for £69,000 and £30,000 respectively, completed the sale’s top five selling lots.

    Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “Once again we have been completely overwhelmed by the phenomenal success of our latest live auction. To record a 99 per cent-plus sales conversion for the second successive sale is quite astonishing and once again underlines the continued popularity in personalised registrations.”

    He added: “While we had high hopes for the registration 250 GT because of its direct association to the classic Ferrari 250 GT car, in truth no one predicted that 458 SA and 488 S would sell for such high prices. While the sale of those plates create good headlines, we cannot forget the huge number which were bought for far, far less.”

  • Classic 250 GT Ferrari Registration Going Under DVLA Personalised Registrations Gavel

    September 21, 2015

    The direct correlation between one of the world’s most valuable cars and a lot being auctioned by DVLA Personalised Registrations has never been so parallel.

    Among the 1,600 lots being offered, the DVLA will auction 250 GT – which has a direct association to the hugely sought after classic Ferrari 250 GT – during its three-day live auction being held at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, from Wednesday, September 23.

    To put the potential value of 250 GT which has a £2,200 reserve into perspective, during the DVLA’s 25th anniversary auction in November last year, one of the world’s leading collectors in classic Ferraris bought the registrations 250 L and 25 O for £648,000, saying they were for his 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso and ultra rare Ferrari 250 SWB cars.

    Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “”While the Agency never predicts the outcome of any lots featured in our sales, or indeed our sales themselves, we have high expectations of 250 GT, particularly following the huge sums achieved with those previous registrations clearly associated to 250.”

    There are, of course, a whole host of personalised registrations included in the sale to suit all tastes and budgets. For fans of the TV programme Britain’s Got Talent fans there’s BGT 80Y (£300), for snooker fans CUE 147X (£250) will go under the hammer, for cricket fans there’s   OW15 ZAT while TRY 130Y (£250) is appropriate for rugby fans, particularly as the World Cup is finally upon us.

  • DVLA’S Record Run Continues

    July 28, 2015

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ remarkable run of success for its live auction programme has continued with the Agency celebrating a fourth consecutive record-breaking three-day sale at Mercedes Benz World.

    For the third successive live event, the Agency recorded its highest sales conversion with just two of the 1,600 lots on offer in Surrey remaining unsold.

    The staggeringly 99.8 per cent sales conversion eclipsed its spring sale held in Chesterfield which also witnessed the highest price paid for a current-style registration when KR15 HNA sold for a £233,360 total sum.

    DVLA Personalised Registrations most recent run of record-breaking sales started last November when, at its 25th Anniversary auction held in Wales, the registration 25 O fell under the gavel for a £518,000 total sum and in doing so became the highest selling personalised registration of all time and the first to break the £500,000 barrier.

    The success continued when the first sale of 2015 witnessed a 97.5 per cent sales conversion and an impressive £4.1m total being raised, figures which have since been surpassed by the spring and summer sales.

    Adam Griffiths, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, commented: “The continued rise in sales conversion for our live auctions is completely staggering and once again confirms the popularity in personalised registrations is as strong as ever.”

    He added: “Selling all but two of our lots on offer is remarkable and has got everyone involved asking the question whether we will ever see a complete 100 per cent sales converted.”

    The registration 40 O became the highest-selling registration during the last auction when it sold to a Hellingdon-based bidder for £41,500, this was closely followed by 51 UNT which made £40,200 and 997 RS fell under the gavel for £31,500.

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Serve Up A Treat For Supercar Lovers

    July 15, 2015

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ summer auction looks set to be something of a supercar battle thanks to some supercar-related lots within the 1,600 up for grabs during the three-day sale being held at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.

    570SThe registration 488 FER, which has a reserve of £1,200, will be auctioned on Wednesday, July 22, and is clearly a direct tag towards the recently revealed Ferrari 488. For Porsche fans the Agency is auctioning 997 RS (£2,200) and then there’s 570 S (£2,500) – the perfect moniker for the soon-to-be-available McLaren 570S – both of which will be auctioned on the third and final day.

    Putting those sales into perspective, in 2014 the registration 650 S – reflecting the McLaren 650S– proved something of a sensation for DVLA Personalised Registrations when it sold for a £40,250 total and the Porsche-related registration 993 RS sold for £30,000. In December 2009, the registration 458 FER, bought specifically for the Ferrari 488’s predecessor the 458 Italia, sold for little under £22,000. (£700), SL65 AMG (£700) and SLS 62L (£700).

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    Of course, in fitting with the superb surroundings of Mercedes-Benz World, there are scores of Mercedes-linked registrations included in the auction such as CL65 AMG
    Matthew Dainton, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “Personalised registrations with direct links to supercars always prove hotly contested sales and, well, there aren’t many names bigger than Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz. Here we have lots reflecting cars in the same auction.”

    There are, of course, a whole host of personalised registrations included in the sale to suit all tastes and budgets. For coffee lovers there’s BAR 157A (£250) and COS 57A (£300), for equestrians there’s GAL 110P (£250), for rowers and sailors there’s RE64 TTA (£700) and for those looking for a specific name, DVLA Personalised Registrations is offering CHL 30E (£700), JO14 NNE (£700) and KR15 TEN (£700) to list just three.

    650SRegistered bidders who attend the three-day event being held at the Mercedes-Benz World complex will be given free access to its museum and be entitled to free ‘hot lap’ passenger rides in some of the most powerful and glamorous cars currently produced by Mercedes.

    Successful bidders who prefer not to immediately assign their personalised registration to a vehicle can do so safe in the knowledge it will not cost them a penny to do so.

    Previously, personalised registration buyers would have had 12 months from the date of purchase to assign their registration to a vehicle, after that they had to pay an annual £25 retention fee. However, in March DVLA scrapped the annual certificate retention fee, ensuring customers can simply hold on to their personalised registration without fear of incurring any further costs.

    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: 3333 A (reserve – £2,500), ADA 12R (£300), AGA 2R (£350), AL15 TER (£700), 333 BEN (£1,200), BIG 1234 (£250), BMW 325S (£250), BMW 420D (£250), B151 NGH (£300), CA12 SON (£700), CHE 335E (£250), CHL 30E (£700), CHR 12S (£300), CIG 1 (£2,000), 8181 D (£2,500), DAV 105N (£250), DAZ 98 (£350), 67 EA (£2,200), 51 EEK (£1,200) ERV 111E (£250), FA11 OFF (£700), 911 FAN (£1,200) FAR 14A (£300), 246 FER (£1,200), FER 348X (£250), FUE 1L (£500), GAZ 1234 (£250), GRU 13B (£300), HA11 AMS (£700), HEC 702R (£250), 16 HOG (£1,200), ICZ 786 (£300), JAS 805S (£250), 444 JEN (£1,200), JOE 848Y (£250),KAZ 987 (£300), KR15 TEN (£700), LFC 130Y (£250), 80 LLY (£1,200), LYN 3E (£350), MAT 1H (£500), 928 MAX (£1,200), 911 MPR (£1,200), NAS 11H (£300), NAT 110N (£250) NAZ 2 (£500), NE57 EGG (£700), 40 O (£2,500), 5 ONE (£1,200), PA15 LEY (£700), 912 POR (£1,200), RAJ 6S (£350), 12 RAV (£1,200), RE64 TTA (£700), ROS 4A (£350), SA14 MON (£700), SU13 ARU (£700), S151 NGH (£250), TE12 ESA (£700), 1000 TH (£2,000), 70 TTY (£1,200), 77 UFO (£1,200), 5 UMS (£1,200), 600 V (£2,500), V42 NEY (£250), WA11 ABY (£700), WAZ 57 (£350), 8888 X (£2,500), YEO 15 (£300), Y35 RAJ (£250).

  • Free AMG Hot Lap Passenger Rides for Registered Bidders*

    July 1, 2015

    All registered bidders at the next auction at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands are being offered free “hot lap” passenger rides around the circuit in the very latest AMG Mercedes cars (subject to availability*). If you’re contemplating bidding, make sure you come along in person for the experience!

    10% Off Driving Experiences

    We have also negotiated a discount for all Driving Experiences booked in advance for one of the auction days. See catalogue for details and prices

  • Bidders Switch to DVLA’s Third Live Auction at Mercedes-Benz World

    June 26, 2015

    With the Timed Auction closing this week, bidder attention has now shifted to the next Live Auction to be held at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands from Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th July.

    1,600 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250. Click here to view the registrations on offer.

  • DVLA’s Timed Auction Closes with Highest Ever Conversion Rate & Hammer Price

    June 25, 2015

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2015 closed yesterday, breaking the record for the highest conversion rate in a Timed Auction. Over 89% of the lots went under the hammer, just beating March’s record by one single lot! £1,028,090 was raised which beat the previous record by over £20,000.

    1,500 registrations were on offer over a ten day period. The 3 highest prices were XKE 1A (£9,250), SJN 6H (£8,010) and AKA 6H (£7,500).

    The most popular registrations were HAR 15D (14 bidders, £5,610), JA56 MES (14 bidders, £1,530) and JAM 11S (14 bidders, £1,810)

    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 run from Monday 19th to Wednesday 28th October 2015

  • DVLA’s Third Timed Auction of 2015 Opens for Business

    June 15, 2015

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2015 opened today, Monday 15th June at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs until Wednesday 24th 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 Now Available to View in DVLA’s Third Timed Auction of 2015

    June 10, 2015

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2015 opens on Monday at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs from Monday 15th June until Wednesday 24th June 2015.

    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 Sets New Record as the Personalised Registration KR15 HNA Makes More Than £230,000

    May 15, 2015

    KR15 HNA

    The Personalised Registration KR15 HNA has set a new British record after being auctioned by the DVLA for more than £233,000 including fees.

    A London-based businesswomen, who did not want to be named, fended off fierce competition from bidders from all over the UK and overseas to secure KR15 HNA, making it the most expensive current style personalised registration auctioned by the DVLA.

    Incredibly, shortly before KR15 HNA came up for auction during the DVLA’s second three-day auction of 2015 held at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, the personalised registration KR15 HAN sold for a magnificent £98,500 including fees.

    The DVLA’s previous record for a current style personalised registration was set in April 2006 when MR51 NGH sold for a £100,000 total sum. However, all are dwarfed by 25 O which became the most expensive Personalised Registration ever auctioned in the UK when it sold for £518,000 during DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th Anniversary Auction held last November.

    Matthew Dainton, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: “We had high hopes for KR15 HAN and KR15 HNA after a lot of interest being registered beforehand, both of these current style registrations contributed to an enthralling atmosphere in the auction hall, and it’s fantastic to see the prices they have achieved.”

  • Record Number of Bidders Register for Casa Hotel Auction

    May 8, 2015

    DVLA Personalised Registrations has high hopes of success when its second live three-day auction of 2015 gets underway at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield next week.

    The Agency aims to emulate, or even surpass, the magnificent £3.4 million it raised during its first visit to the Derbyshire hotel just over a year ago. And the signs are looking exceptionally good as a record number of people have already registered to bid at the auction.

  • DVLA’s Second Live Auction of 2015 Gathers Pace

    April 2, 2015

    With the Timed Auction closing last week, bidder attention has shifted to the next Live Auction to be held at the Casa Hotel, Chesterfield from Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th May. Already the number of registered bidders far exceeds anything seen before.

    1,600 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250. Click here to view the registrations on offer.

  • DVLA’s Timed Auction Closes with Highest Ever Conversion Rate

    March 26, 2015

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2015 closed yesterday, breaking the record for the highest conversion rate in a Timed Auction. 89% of the lots went under the hammer and £902,240 was raised.

    1,500 registrations were on offer over a ten day period. The 3 highest prices were MED 1K (£7,510), TAY 48S (£6,260) and AUJ 111A (£5,520).

    The most popular registrations were IIG 611 (19 bidders, £2,310), S84 SUE (14 bidders, £1,520) and BIG 180 (11 bidders, £1,810)

    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 run from Monday 15th to Wednesday 24th June 2015.

  • DVLA’s Second Timed Auction of 2015 Gets Off to a Flying Start

    March 18, 2015

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2015 opened on Monday at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs from Monday 16th March until Wednesday 25th March.

    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 Now Available to View in DVLA’s Second Timed Auction of 2015

    March 11, 2015

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2015 opens on Monday at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs from Monday 16th March until Wednesday 25th March 2015.

    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 Off to Another Flying Start to the Year

    March 6, 2015

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ first live auction of 2015 has shown once more that the popularity of personalised registrations is as prevalent as ever, with a staggering £4.1 million being raised. Also, the sales conversion of the 1,600 lots on offer was an impressive 97.5 per cent – the highest in recent times.

    While the Agency didn’t repeat the magnificent and record-breaking feat of November’s 25th Anniversary sale, where 25 O became the first personalised registration to sell for more than £500,000, the auction staged for the first time in Nottingham was equally memorable.

    Significantly, it was the first live auction on the mainland UK to introduce Northern Ireland format registrations, allowing the letters Z and I to be bought here. Lot 5 – AAZ 54 – set the historic live auction wheels in motion selling for £200 more than its £350 reserve while, notably, every lot start-ing with the letter I successfully sold under the hammer.

    The highest-selling registration ’title’ at The Belfry Hotel belonged to 30 O, bought by a mystery bidder for a total sum of £80,400. The second highest amount belonged to FA15 ALS, secured by a Staffordshire bidder for a £45,440 total sum.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations Events Manager, said: “If the success of our latest live auction is anything to go by, clearly the popularity in personalised registrations is as strong, if not stronger, than ever.

    “We received a huge amount of interest from members of the public throughout the three-day event, interest which was clearly underpinned by the successful bidding from start to finish. We have looked at our statistics and the last time we came close to a sales conversion near to the 97.5 per cent we recorded in Nottingham would have to be several years ago.”

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    DVLA Personalised Registrations Official Auctioneer Dave Hawes selling the registration 30 O for a staggering £80,400, making it the most expensive personalised registration sold during the Agency’s first live auction of 2015

  • Ferrari Fever Could Strike Again at DVLA Auction as Another 25 O Registration Goes Under the Hammer

    February 23, 2015

    Excitement is brewing around the first DVLA Personalised Registrations live auction of the year – thanks to the continued popularity in classic Ferraris.

    The Agency’s three-day sale, which gets underway on Wednesday, features the registration 250 C among its 1,600 lots. Considering 250 L and 25 O fell under the hammer for a staggering £648,000 collectively during the final live sale of 2014 held last November, all eyes will be undoubtedly be on the first of the C registrations.

    Both registrations were bought by a prominent Ferrari collector and dealer who, at the time, cited 250 L was bought for his 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso while 25 O, which became the first personalised registration to sell in the UK for more than £500,000, was heading onto his Ferrari 250 SWB formerly owned by the rock legend Eric Clapton.

    With those examples in mind, it begs the question what 250 C could fetch, particularly as the Ferrari 250 GT California is regarded as one of the world’s most valuable classic cars, a theory supported earlier this month when one that had been languishing in a barn for many years sold for £12.1 million, making it the fifth most expensive car ever auctioned.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “As ever, we can never predict just what any personalised registration will fetch when they go under our auctioneers’ hammer. But, it is safe to say, we are extremely excited about 250 C.”

    This week’s sale will also be the first DVLA Personalised Registrations live auction to include registrations from Northern Ireland. Significantly, the move ensures the letter Z will be included, opening the floodgates to names that use Z like Baz, Kaz, Daz and Dez which are commonly short for Barry, Karen, Darren and Desmond. Prime examples are BAZ 84, which has a reserve of £400, KAZ 49 (£400), DAZ 92 (£400) and DEZ 4000 (£300). Other lots using Z which could prove popular include FAZ 150 (£350), GAZ 61 (£400), GEZ 80 (£350), JAZ 91 (£400), JEZ 43 (£400)

    In another first for the UK-based auction will be the inclusion of the letter I ensuring that personalised registrations that open with the letter are being offered. These include IAZ 200 (£300), IIL 123 (£300) and IXI 38 (£350).

    Ms Davies, added: “While Zs and Is have been a mainstay of registrations in Northern Ireland for many years, our forthcoming sale will be the first one ever that we have included them in a live auction this side of the Irish Sea. Significantly, they open up a whole new raft of potential personalised registrations for motorists to enjoy. Northern Ireland format registrations can be assigned to any aged vehicle registered in GB and Northern Ireland.”

    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: 595 A (reserve – £3,000), AH11 MAD (£900), AL11 ANS (£900), APR 21L (£400) BA12 RNY (£900), BAT 7H (£400), BLU 11E (£400), BR15 TOW (£1,000), BU12 TON (£900), 250 C (£2,900), CA11 NON (£900), CH14 LOE (£900), CL11 ARK (£900), CYR 21L (£400), DAS 5H (£400), DE13 BRA (£900), DIG 150 (£300), DJ51 NGH (£900), EAR 2L (£400), ELL 107A (£400), EN11 GMA (£900), ERR 20L (£400), FA15 ALS (£1,500), FSM 177H (£400) F151 NGH (£350), GAB 80R (£350), GAZ 1600 (£300) GR14 ACE (£900), HE11 LEN (£900) HEA 4L (£450), IAZ 200 (£300), IIG 700 (£300), 1970 J (£2,400), 51 JAK (£1,800), JE11 NNY (£900), 11 JLR (£1,700), KA11 REN (£900), 814 KE (£1,500), 811 L (£2,400), LAS 5T (£450), LEA 4R (£400), 95 LEE (£1,900), 1111 M (£2,700), MBA 5S (£450), 31 NAT (£1,600), 81 NKY (£1,500), 30 O (£4,000), OIL 321 (£300), OIL 1234 (£250), P412 KES (£350), 70 RAJ (£1,800), RAJ 444A (£400), ROS 511E (£400), 450 S (£2,600), 32 SAJ (£1,700), SKY 7E (£450), 14 TAJ (£1,700), TOM 555A (£400), 1 UGY (£2,900), 450 V (£2,600), 19 VW (£2,300), 970 W (£2,600), 1 WCU (£2,900), 400 X (£2,600), 708 Y (£2,300).

  • A New First for DVLA Personalised Registrations

    February 13, 2015

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ first live three-day auction of 2015 will also mark the first time one of its live sales will feature registrations from Northern Ireland.

    Significantly, the move ensures the letter Z will be included in the three-day event which gets underway on February 25 at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Nottingham.

    The move opens the floodgates to names, particularly nicknames, that use Z like Baz, Kaz, Daz and Dez which are commonly used instead of Barry, Karen, Darren and Desmond. Prime examples are BAZ 84, which has a reserve of £400, KAZ 49 (£400), DAZ 92 (£400) and DEZ 4000 (£300). Other lots using Z which could prove popular include FAZ 150 (£350), GAZ 61 (£400), GEZ 80 (£350), JAZ 91 (£400), JEZ 43 (£400)

    In another first for the UK-based live auction will be the inclusion of the letter I ensuring that personalised registrations that open with the letter are being offered. These include IAZ 200 (£300), IIL 123 (£300) and IXI 38 (£350).

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Events Manager, said: “While Zs and Is have been a mainstay of registrations in Northern Ireland for many years, our forthcoming sale will be the first one ever that we have included them in a live auction this side of the Irish Sea. Significantly, they open up a whole new raft of potential personalised registrations for motorists to enjoy. Northern Ireland format registrations can be assigned to any aged vehicle registered in GB and Northern Ireland”

    The new additions will complement the 1,600 lots on offer during the three-day event to suit all tastes, needs and budgets.

    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:
    595 A (reserve – £3,000), AH11 MAD (£900), AL11 ANS (£900), APR 21L (£400) BA12 RNY (£900), BAT 7H (£400), BLU 11E (£400), BR15 TOW (£1,000), BU12 TON (£900), 250 C (£2,900), CA11 NON (£900), CH14 LOE (£900), CL11 ARK (£900), CYR 21L (£400), DAS 5H (£400), DE13 BRA (£900), DIG 150 (£300), DJ51 NGH (£900), EAR 2L (£400), ELL 107A (£400), EN11 GMA (£900), ERR 20L (£400), FA15 ALS (£1,500), FSM 177H (£400) F151 NGH (£350), GAB 80R (£350), GAZ 1600 (£300) GR14 ACE (£900), HE11 LEN (£900) HEA 4L (£450), IAZ 200 (£300), IIG 700 (£300), 1970 J (£2,400), 51 JAK (£1,800), JE11 NNY (£900), 11 JLR (£1,700), KA11 REN (£900), 814 KE (£1,500), 811 L (£2,400), LAS 5T (£450), LEA 4R (£400), 95 LEE (£1,900), 1111 M (£2,700), MBA 5S (£450), 31 NAT (£1,600), 81 NKY (£1,500), 30 O (£4,000), OIL 321 (£300), OIL 1234 (£250), P412 KES (£350), 70 RAJ (£1,800), RAJ 444A (£400), ROS 511E (£400), 450 S (£2,600), 32 SAJ (£1,700), SKY 7E (£450), 14 TAJ (£1,700), TOM 555A (£400), 1 UGY (£2,900), 450 V (£2,600), 19 VW (£2,300), 970 W (£2,600), 1 WCU (£2,900), 400 X (£2,600), 708 Y (£2,300).

  • Northern Ireland Registrations Make First Appearance in February Live Auction

    February 3, 2015

    Interest is gathering pace in the first Live Auction of 2015 to be held at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th & Friday 27th February.

    1,600 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250 up to £4,000.

    Of particular significance is the variety of Northern Ireland registrations which are being offered in a Live Auction in mainland UK for the first time. These include “I”s and “Z”s with examples such as BAZ 84 (£400 reserve), GAZ 61 (£400 reserve) and IFZ 9 (£500 reserve).

    Click here to view all 1,600 registrations in the auction.

  • Timed Auction Closes with Highest Conversion Rate – Ever!

    January 22, 2015

    DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2015 closed yesterday, breaking the record for the highest conversion rate in a Timed Auction. 87% of the lots went under the hammer and £939,000 was raised.

    1,500 registrations were on offer over a ten day period. The 3 highest prices were MA14 CHY (£7,510), RJS 1X (£6,020) and MRF 1X (£5,460).

    The most popular registrations were HA08 RRY (15 bidders, £1,210), A21 SHA (13 bidders, £2,330) and AJB 5C (12 bidders, £2,510)

    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 run from Monday 16th to Wednesday 25th March 2015.

  • DVLA’s First Timed Auction of 2015 Opens for Business

    January 9, 2015

    DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2015 opens on Monday at 10.00am with 1,500 registrations with reserves from £70. The auction runs from Monday 12th January until Wednesday 21st 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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