DVLA’s Next Private Number Plates Auction Coming Up!
Car owners and collectors should be on the look out over the coming weeks
as the DVLA is holding its next personalised number plates auction later this month. Don’t worry if you can’t get down there, though – New Reg have got you covered!
From the 16th to the 18th of July inclusive, the DVLA is holding one of its five annual number plate auctions, where drivers and devotees of private number plates can have a great day out and pick up some memorable private plates as well.
Hosted at the home of the Williams F1 team – the Williams Conference Centre in Wantage, Oxfordshire – the auction celebrates the 25th anniversary of DVLA number plates auctions with free entry to the Grand Prix Collection tour, which F1 and car fanatics will love.
There are 1,500 brand new private number plates going under the hammer over the course of the three days (not as many as New Reg, we’d like to add!) ranging from £350 to a still very reasonable £4,000, so this is the perfect opportunity for local car owners to grab their first set of private plates.
Which private number plates are up for grabs?
Some of the priciest DVLA number plates on offer at this latest auction are the rare “1” plates – the auction features 12 of them, including 1 FWV, 1 GUK, 1 RVF and 1 NWV.
New Reg has literally hundreds of personalised number plates with the number 1 in them so make sure you check out our range online before you hop in the car to Oxfordshire!
Personalised number plates with names:
There are some popular names for sale, too, such as AL13 ERT, 78 MEL, 84 BEN, AH11 MED and 505 ROB, which would make a great gift – either to yourself (because, let’s face it – you deserve it!) or to that special someone in your life, whether it’s a partner, parent or friend.
Check our New Reg’s range of personalised number plates with names in them – you can use our What’s In A Name search engine to find the closest match to you.
Fun private number plates:
Coming up in this DVLA auction are a number of fun private number plates relating to hobbies and interests, including AV14 TOR, HO11 DAY, ME11 OWS, PE64 SUS, RO11 YAL and – our geeky favourite! - SC13 NCE. Sitting around the £900 mark, these private plates are a great option if you’re looking for cheap number plates that don’t leave people scratching their heads!
We’ve got loads of fun personalised number plates at New Reg, too – from saucy picks to funny puns, starting at really affordable prices.
Fancy attending the latest auction of DVLA number plates?
If you’re in the mood for a bargain and you fancy popping down to Oxfordshire to attend the auction of DVLA number plates, you’ll need to pre-register on the website. You’ve got a few days left, so make sure you head over there soon if you’d like to attend.
Want thousands of private number plates to pick from? Try New Reg!
If the DVLA auction isn’t within easy reach of you, or the dates don’t suit, remember New Reg: we’re a busy online portal and one of the best places for personalised number plates in the UK.
Here at New Reg, we’ve got a database chock full of private number plates, so we’ve got a great chance of finding the perfect one. From personalised number plates featuring names and initials to funny number plates that will have the public in fits as you drive by, we’ve got private number plates to suit everyone.
Plus, remember our price match promise: if you can find the same unissued Registration Mark simultaneously advertised cheaper anywhere else, we’ll beat it!
If you’ve been caught up in the bidding fever and bought some private number plates you’d like to trade in, why not sell them to us? We offer a great value valuation and buying service, with top prices quoted, so get in touch today!
Private number plates safe from EU meddling!
Breathe easy – standard and personalised number plates are safe!
After a few hiccups in the press earlier this year about UK number plates being scrapped, owners of private number plates can rest easy – it seems that the EU isn’t planning on nicking our number plates after all!
Back in April, the Daily Express reported that EU officials in Brussels were plotting to axe British number plates in favour of a standardised European style plate, complete with EU flag. The move was apparently set to affect not only standard UK number plate owners but also anyone with UK private number plates – bad news all round for our customers and avid collectors!
Breathe easy – standard and personalised number plates are safe!
While many British car owners might have been getting a bit of a sweat on – especially investors in costly private number plates! – New Reg is happy to be able to confirm that there are no such plans in the pipeline over there in Brussels.
Apparently, the story came about as a result of a single minister suggesting that a common colour for number plates could be handy – the suggestion that hasn’t been followed up on, nor are there any plans to follow it up.
So, now that’s cleared up, we can rest easy that our British number plates – including all the brilliant private number plates out there – are safe from the EU!
Proud to be British? Show your patriotism in your plates
New Reg is proud to be one of the UK’s leading suppliers of personalised number plates – we stock a wide range of private number plates that help British drivers add a bit of fun to the four-wheeled friend.
If you’re proud to be British, why not check out our range of UK-themed private number plates? Or, if you really fancy splashing some cash, we’ve got some amazing GB-themed private number plates that will help you fly the flag in true British bulldog style!
Get the best British private number plates from New Reg…
If our UK and GB-themed personalised number plates don’t tickle your fancy, we’ve still got plenty to pick from. If you’re looking for private number plates featuring popular names and initials, why not try our “What’s in a name?” finder? Just type your chosen name in, and we’ll match you up to the closest personalised number plates in our database!
Or, if you’re a bit of a joker and you fancy a look at our funny number plates, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ve got a massive range at prices ranging from the affordable to the astronomical, so whether you’re looking for your first private number plates or a unique lifetime investment to pass on to your kids, we’ve got you covered.
Got a private number plate featuring UK, GB or another sought-after combination? Check out our valuation and buying service to see if you could make some money!
Fuel Prices Hitting New Car Sales
In June new car registrations have fallen...
Soaring fuel bills combined with fears that interest rates could rise later this year are keeping carbuyers out of the showrooms.
New car registrations, a key indicator of economic confidence, fell again in June, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed yesterday. Volumes slipped 3.6%, or 8,126 units, to 219,497 last month.
But the overall strength of the UK car market was underlined by the fact that even though sales have now fallen for nine successive quarters, June's performance was still ahead of the 1999-2005 average for the month, the SMMT said.
Despite signs of an economic rebound, the car market "remains lacklustre", especially in the private buyer sector, it added. "Buyers are facing mounting domestic pressures especially with increasing energy bills. There are also concerns over possible interest rate rises before the end of the year."
The June market, however, held a couple of bright spots for manufacturers. Registrations of super-minis rose by 2.1 per cent, the second monthly increase in a row, and diesel-powered cars took 38.9 per cent share of the market, a record for the month.
"In a market that has wobbled on the back of weaker consumer confidence and higher fuel costs, it's not surprising that supermini cars and diesel models are picking up," SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said.
Among local manufacturers, both Jaguar and Land Rover saw their recently improved sales performances go sharply into reverse.
Number Plate Sold For Record £331,500
M1 sold for record price...
The numberplate M1 has sold at auction for £331,500, setting a new world record for the highest price paid for a car registration.
The plate was bought by a mystery bidder from the North West of England, who bought it as a birthday present for his six-year-old son. The price paid is £46,500 more than the £285,000 paid for VIP1, the number plate made for Pope John Paul. The number plate was made for the Popemobile during a tour of Ireland in 1979. Last year the number plate F1 sold for £144,500.
Bonhams auctioned M1 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in Chichester. Bidding started at £50,000 and there were at least five interested parties. The new owner made his successful bid over the telephone.
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