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  • Bidder Registration Now Open for February 2020 Venue Auction

    December 6, 2019

    The February 2020 Venue Auction registrations are now available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at Casa Hotel, Chesterfield from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st February 2020.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Third Successive 100 Per Cent Sales Conversion

    November 26, 2019

    Last week DVLA Personalised Registrations celebrated a 100 per cent sales conversion for its third successive live auction, selling all 1,250 lots offered during its November sale held at Stratford Manor Hotel.

    The personalised registration 51 CK sold for £68,000, making it the sale’s highest priced registration, followed by 37 O at £36,100 and 110 S which sold for £25,000.

    This sale concludes the DVLA Personalised Registrations 2019 auction calendar. The first Timed Online Auction of 2020 will be held from Monday 13th to Wednesday 22nd January and the first Venue Auction will be held at Casa Hotel, Chesterfield from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st February 2020. 

  • November Live Auction Gathers Pace

    November 8, 2019

    The November 2019 Live Auction registrations are available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd November 2019.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • DVLA October Timed Auction Breaks Record for Highest Conversion Rate

    October 24, 2019

    DVLA’s fourth Timed Auction of 2019 closed yesterday. 97% (2,189) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,861,770 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £851. This is the highest conversion rate at a DVLA Timed Auction.

    2,250 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with prices starting from £70.

    The highest price was £15,010 for 511 VGH.

    Click the link below to view the full results from this Timed Auction:

    https://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/191024-DVLA-Timed-Auction-October-2019-Results.xls

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 13th to Wed 22nd January 2020.

     

  • October Timed Auction Now Open

    October 14, 2019

    The fourth DVLA Timed Auction of 2019 opened today, Monday 14th October and runs until Wednesday 23rd October.

    2,250 registrations are available with reserves from £70.  Bidders can now view and search all the registrations and also register for, and bid in, the auction.

    Follow this link to view the full list of registrations on offer: https://dvlatimedauction.co.uk/lots

  • Bidder Registration Now Open for November Live Auction

    September 27, 2019

    The November 2019 Live Auction registrations are now available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at The Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd November 2019.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • DVLA Personalised Registrations Record Second Successive 100 Per Cent Sales Conversion

    DVLA Personalised Registrations celebrated a 100 per cent sales conversion for its second successive live auction, selling all 1,250 lots offered during its autumn sale held at Wychwood Park near, Crewe.

    The Agency had cause to celebrate in July when its 30th Anniversary auction staged at The Vale Resort near Cardiff became its first ever multi-day auction to completely sell out. However, that achievement was made possible when the single unsold registration was bought 48 hours after the gavel came down on the event and shortly before that auction was officially concluded.

    Last week’s event surpassed that momentous sale, with every lot being sold during the actual event itself. In summary, it raised £4.9 million for the Treasury and again featured a high number of registered bidders, further underpinning the Agency’s belief that personalised registrations continue to be highly sought after by British motorists.

    The personalised registration 32 O sold for £39,000, making it the sale’s highest priced registration, followed by IG 2 at £26,500 and ADD 44M which sold for £24,000.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “We have waited patiently for 30 years to record a 100 per cent sales conversion for one of our multi-day auctions and here we have two in succession. It is yet another exceptional result and one that once again emphasises just how popular and sought after personalised registrations are.”

    DVLA Personalised Registrations will stage its fifth and final live three-day auction of the year at the Stratford Manor Hotel near Stratford upon Avon from Wednesday, November 20th.

  • DVLA Serve Up Perfect Personalised Registration for Ultra Rare Ferrari 250 During its Autumn Auction

    September 16, 2019

    DVLA Personalised Registrations will be auctioning a registration correlating to arguably one of the rarest classic Ferrari 250 models ever produced during its autumn auction being held at Wychwood Park near Crewe from Wednesday (September 17).

    The registration 250 S – lot 931 – which has a reserve of £2,500, is among 1,250 lots featured during this week’s three-day live event.

    To put its potential value into context, the registration 25 O – initially bought for a Ferrari 250 SWB from the 1960’s – became the highest priced personalised registration sold by the Agency when it changed hands for £400,000 in November 2014. According to Wikipedia, the Ferrari 250 S was the earliest Ferrari 250 and was first entered in the famed 1952 Mille Miglia race and was then raced at Le Mans.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “While we have high expectations for every one of our 1,250 lots on offer, there’s no question the personalised registration 250 S could be of particular significance for those collectors of ultra-rare Ferraris out there. As for its value, we cannot predict what it will fetch.”

    DVLA Personalised Registrations will be hoping this week’s sale will continue from where it left its record-breaking summer auction. July’s event, which also celebrated the Agency’s 30th anniversary since launching its sale of marks programme, proved to be its first multi-day auction to record a 100 per cent sales conversion, again reinforcing the belief that the popularity in personalised registrations is as prevalent as ever.

    While this week’s event features a varied array of personalised registrations carefully selected to suit all tastes and budgets, it is fair to say all eyes will also be on IG 2 (reserve £2,400), particularly as IG 1 sold in the summer for a £222,000, making it the Agency’s third highest-selling personalised registration of all time.

    As ever, the eclectic assortment includes numerous registrations directly relating to supercars on our roads including P115 TAA (reserve £250) and T218 UTO (£250), which relate to the model names Pista and Tributo currently being sported by Ferrari. N115 SAN (£250), too, is likely to prove popular. Those who hail from Belgium and Turkey may also show interest in BEL 614N (£250) and TU12 KEY (£700) while AMY 15S (300), DEX 70R (£300), LA11 CEY (£400) and WR19 HTS (£400) typify name-related personalised registrations being offered.

  • September Live Auction Gathers Pace

    August 30, 2019

    The September 2019 Live Auction registrations are available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th September 2019.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • First Ever Sell Out Success During 30th Anniversary Auction

    July 25, 2019

    DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 30th anniversary auction will go down in the Agency’s annals as being the first in its history of multi-day live auctions to record a 100 per cent sales success.

    Shortly before the close of play on Friday evening, the personalised registration 34 YOL became the only one of the 1,250 lots on offer that remained unsold.

    However, that was bought for its £1,200 reserve over the weekend, ensuring the complete sales success.

    Last week’s three-day sale held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff lived up to all expectations and proved to be a headline-grabbing event when, on

    Thursday, retired businessman Ian Guest from Barnard Castle bought IG 1 for £222,000 which, with fees, ensured a £287,792 purchase.  His success ensured IG 1 became the DVLA’s third highest-selling personalised registration of all time behind 25 O and 1 D which sold for £400,000 in 2014 and £285,000 in 2009 respectively.

    Moments after his success, Mr Guest said: “That was incredible. When the price went to £100,000 everything really became a haze. My wife expected me to pay between £240,000 and £260,000 but in all honesty I never thought it would go so high. That said, I drove down with a limit of £400,000 in mind!”

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “What a phenomenal result! DVLA Personalised Registrations has been selling registrations since 1989 and yet we have never recorded a complete 100 per cent sales conversion from our multi-day auctions, until now.

    “We had high hopes for our 30th anniversary and it certainly delivered. Selling every registration for the first time for a multi-day sale and setting a record for the third highest priced personalised registration is quite astounding. It proves once again that the popularity in personalised registrations is as prevalent as ever.”

  • DVLA 30th Anniversary Auction Serves Up Historical Moment As ‘IG 1’ Sells For £222,000

    July 18, 2019

    The registration IG 1 was the last two letter single number one registration in DVLA’s portfolio. It sold this morning for a hammer price of £222,000 catapulting it into the top 3 registrations ever sold by DVLA.

  • July Live Auction Gathers Pace

    June 25, 2019

    The July 2019 Live Auction registrations are now available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at The Vale Resort, Cardiff from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th July 2019.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • DVLA June Timed Auction Breaks All Records

    June 20, 2019

    DVLA’s third Timed Auction of 2019 closed yesterday. 97% (2,173) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,905,570 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £877. This is the highest conversion rate at a DVLA Timed Auction and the highest hammer price achieved.

    2,250 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with prices starting from £70.

    The 3 highest prices were AWA 41S (£17,770), TR18 UTO (£10,580) and KRE 4M (£10,010).

    The full results can be viewed here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/DVLA-Timed-Auction-June-2019-Results.xls

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 14th to Wed 23rd October 2019.

     

  • June Timed Auction Now Open

    June 10, 2019

    The third DVLA Timed Auction of 2019 opened today, Monday 10th June and runs until Wednesday 19th June.

    2,250 registrations are available with reserves from £70.  Bidders can now view and search all the registrations and also register for the auction.

    Follow this link to view the full list of registrations on offer: https://dvlatimedauction.co.uk/lots

  • Bidder Registration Now Open for July Live Auction

    May 28, 2019

    The July 2019 Live Auction registrations are now available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at The Vale Resort, Cardiff from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th July 2019.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • DVLA Live Auction Achieves 99.5% Conversion

    May 21, 2019

    The DVLA Live Auction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading finished last Friday with a total of 1,244 registrations going under the hammer (99.5%). The total hammer price reached £4,047,850 making an average sale price per lot of £3,254. The full results can be viewed here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/190520-DVLA-Live-Auction-Reading-May-2019-Results.xls

    The next Live Auction is at The Vale Resort Hotel in Cardiff on Wed 17th, Thurs 18th & Fri 19th July 2019. The registrations can be viewed here:

    View Registrations

    Bidders will be able to register for the auction from Thursday 23rd May 2019.

  • DVLA Helps James Bond Superfan Build The Perfect ‘Sister’ Car to Iconic Missing Aston Martin DB5

    May 7, 2019

    DVLA Personalised Registrations is helping a James Bond super-fan complete what will surely be the most comprehensive “sister” car to arguably the most famous car in the world – his ill-fated 1965 Aston Martin DB5.

    In the Bond films, the iconic DB5 featured the registration BMT 216A, however our mystery buyer bought BMT 216B during a recent online timed auction staged by the Agency in order to place it on his classic 1965 Aston Martin DB5 currently undergoing a full restoration which, when complete, will see it rebuilt to the exact specification to the famed classic car.

    Speaking from his home in south Wales, the self-confessed James Bond fanatic, said: “It was fate, really. I agreed terms with Aston Martin Works shortly before Christmas to buy and completely restore an original 1965 DB5 to the exact specification of the ultimate Bond car when one of the team joked the only thing missing from my car to make it complete is the BMT 216A registration. That set me thinking, so I searched the DVLA’s website to see if an alternative BMT-related registration was available and discovered BMT 216B was actually being auctioned in the online sale.”

    He added: “What I am undertaking is an enormous project that has to treat the original car with the utmost respect. I am not building a replica. I am building what I believe to be the perfect sister car to the original, the only thing separating the two will be a couple of the famed gadgets and, thanks to the DVLA, a single letter on the registration.”

    What makes the purchase of BMT 216B even more significant is that the original BMT 216A-registered Aston Martin DB5 was stolen from a Florida airport hangar in 1997. Despite a huge investigation and world-wide search it is still missing.

    DVLA Personalised Registrations is currently preparing for its second live three-day auction of 2019 which will be held at The Crowne Plaza hotel in Reading from next Wednesday, May 15, featuring 1,250 lots.

    Among the array of personalised registrations directly related to most supercars on our roads, there is one – namely A555 TON – with a direct correlation to Aston Martin. This will be featured alongside 992 POR, LAM 800W and J488 FER for Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari drivers respectively.

    Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “What an incredible story! It’s an absolute delight to know we are helping a customer fulfil a long-held ambition. One of the team here is a James Bond fanatic so it raised a few smiles in the office when we realised there was so much interest in BMT 216B during the sale. To know it will eventually sit on such an iconic car really is a romantic story.”

  • Bidder Registration Now Open for May Live Auction

    March 27, 2019

    The May 2019 Live Auction registrations are now available for viewing and bidders can register for the auction. 1,250 registrations are on offer with reserve prices from £250.

    The 3-day auction will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading from Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th May 2019.

    To view or search the registrations please follow this link:

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

  • March Timed Auction Achieves Record Hammer Price and Conversion Rate

    March 22, 2019

    DVLA’s second Timed Auction of 2019 closed yesterday. 94% (2,114) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,794,300 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £849. This is the highest conversion rate at a DVLA Timed Auction and the highest hammer price achieved.

    2,250 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with prices starting from £70.

    The 3 highest prices were 815 MLA (£15,010), 964 RSL (£15,010) and RA11 JAN (£9,010).

    To view the results of the auction, please follow this link:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190322-DVLA-Timed-Auction-March-2019-Results.xls

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 10th to Wed 19th June 2019.

  • March Timed Auction – Registrations Now On View

    March 7, 2019

    The second DVLA Timed Auction of 2019 will open on Monday. The Timed Auction will be held from Monday 11th to Wednesday 20th March 2019.

    2,250 registrations are available with reserves from £70.  Bidders can now view and search all the registrations and also register for the auction. Bidding will not start until 10am on Monday 11th March.

    Follow this link to view the full list of registrations on offer: https://dvlatimedauction.co.uk

  • DVLA Live Auction Achieves 98% Conversion

    February 19, 2019

    The DVLA Live Auction at Casa Hotel, Chesterfield finished last Friday with a total of 1,224 registrations (98%) selling for an average of £2,945 each. The full results can be viewed here:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/190219-DVLA-Live-Auction-Casa-Hotel-Feb-2019-Results.xls

    The next Live Auction is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading on Wed 15th, Thurs 16th & Fri 17th May 2019. The registrations can be viewed here:

    View Registrations

    Bidders will be able to register for the auction shortly.

     

  • Love Is In The Air for DVLA Personalised Registrations with Valentine’s Event

    February 11, 2019

    With Valentine’s Day upon us this week love for Sir Elton John could well be in the air during DVLA Personalised Registrations’ first live auction of 2019.

    Fans of the iconic music star will be able to pay homage to the living legend with the registration ELT 8N – which has a reserve of £350 – among the 1,250 lots going under the Agency’s hammer during the three-day auction at The Casa Hotel in Chesterfield from Wednesday, February 13.

    The sale also features other personalised registrations related to pop music with E111 BOW – which is clearly related to the world renowned group Elbow – and even PA11 YNE which could be favoured by the One Direction star Liam Payne!

    The live sale follows the Timed Auction held over 10 days last month which saw its highest sales conversion since DVLA Personalised Registrations started running online auctions eight years ago, the record-breaking event once again reaffirming that the demand for personalised registrations is as prevalent as ever.

    As ever DVLA Personalised Registrations has brought together a varied mix of personalised registrations to suit all tastes. Prime examples include 44 TWO – reserve £1,200 – which would be ideal for any football manager who practices the 4-4-2 style of play!

    As with every live auction, there’s a whole host of personalised registrations related to popular names including AL66 ERT (£400), MA11 RKS (£400), GRA 444M (£250), and WR17 GHT (£400) along with a breadth of personalised registrations directly correlating to high end vehicles including MAC 650S (£350) which would sit nicely on a McLaren 650S, GHO 557T (£250) for a Rolls Royce Ghost and LAM 880W (£250) for your Lamborghini owner.

  • January Timed Auction Breaks Records

    January 24, 2019

    DVLA’s first Timed Auction of 2019 closed yesterday. 92.4% (2,080) of the lots went under the hammer and £1,731,640 was raised, giving an average hammer price of £833. This is the highest conversion rate at a DVLA Timed Auction and the highest hammer price achieved.

    2,250 registrations were on offer over a ten day period with prices starting from £70.

    The 3 highest prices were BMT 216B (£14,010), KR16 HAN (£10,000) and GHD 5T (£9,510).

    To view the results of the auction, please follow this link:

    http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/190124-DVLA-Timed-Auction-January-2019-Results.xls

    The next DVLA Timed Auction will run from Monday 11th to Wed 20th March 2019.

  • DVLA Timed Auction Now Open

    January 14, 2019

    The DVLA Timed Auction opened at 10am this morning and runs through to Wednesday 23rd January.

    2,250 registrations are available with reserves from £70.  Bidders can now view, search and bid on registrations.

    Follow this link to view the full list of registrations on offer: https://dvlatimedauction.co.uk

     

     

  • DVLA January Timed Auction – Registrations Now On View

    January 10, 2019

    The first DVLA Auction of 2019 will open on Monday. The Timed Auction will be held from Monday 14th to Wednesday 23rd January 2019.

    2,250 registrations are available with reserves from £70.  Bidders can now view and search all the registrations and also register for the auction. Bidding will not start until 10am on Monday 14th January.

    Follow this link to view the full list of registrations on offer: https://dvlatimedauction.co.uk

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