NewReg customers love to browse potential number plates for their vehicles, but who’s got the most expensive taste? With great finance deals and bargain prices available, anybody can afford even the most sort after plates.
But what are the most expensive registration plates in Britain? Lets take a look at the top ten.
D1 – £300,096
We start at the top of the list and immediately we are into the hundreds of thousands. The D1 vehicle registration mark saw bidding peak over £300,000 when it went to auction at the end of 2015. This minimal vehicle plate currently belongs to a beautiful Rolls-Royce Ghost.
GB 1 – £325,000
Shouting it loud and proud, this fellow Brit is representing his country through his registration. The ninth position on the list also belongs to a Rolls Royce and was sold in 2009. Since then, it is believed this number plate has increased its value by around another £200,000!
M 1 – £331,500
Purchased by a farther as a gift for his son in 2006.
1 S – £340,000
In 2010 this private reg was purchased and made its home on a Rolls Royce Phantom, it is thought to have doubled it’s worth since.
1 D – £352,411
As with many of these top-end registration plates the ‘1 D’ reg is said to be worth twice the worth of the car it has been fitted to.
S 1 – £404,063
This plate is believed to have been the first legal number plate assigned in Scotland, which the format reflects More recently it has been estimated closer to a value of one million pound.
F 1 – £440,625
A very much sort after registration number, the ‘F 1’ could quite easily take over those above it in this list due to how much attention it receives. This plate is owned by Afzal Kahn a tycoon in the car-tuning industry, who purchased the plate in 2006. Due to offers made to its owner this plate’s value is believed to be in the multiples of millions – it sits at home on his Bugatti Veyron.
G 1 – £500,000
Adorned on an Aston Martin this vehicle number plate was sold in 2011, at the time making it the most expensive plate in the UK.
X 1 – £502,500
Bought in 2012 the ‘X 1’ number plate knocked ‘G 1‘ off its top position just a year into its reign. DVLA information shows the plate belongs to a Mercedes registered in 2008.
25 O – £518,480
John Collins is a classic car dealer who purchased this number plate in 2014 for over half a million pounds, and topped the UK’s ‘most expensive number plate’ table. The plate has since been fitted to his Ferrari 250 GT SWB, itself worth an impressive £10 million.
Another notable sale occurred in 2018 where number plates SW1 and 1SW were sold together at auction house Coys in Westminster for £300,000.
Here at NewReg we’ve had our fair share of these top-end personalised reg plates, these are just a few:
Many buyers see these unique and minimal number plates as an investment, check out our investments page to see plates likely to raise value. If you are looking for your own private number plate then we have plates to suit any budget, too!