The third vehicle registration number ever to be issued in Devon is to be auctioned at the Festival of Speed on June 24 2016.
The personalised number plate T 6 was issued over 100 years ago and is estimated to sell for £140,000-£180,000.
The ‘T’ series of vehicle registration numbers were issued by Devon Council, to comply with the new Motor Car Act which was due to take effect on 1 January 1904.
Toby Wilson, Bonhams Head of Automobilia, said: “People enjoy the personal and often historic side of owning an interesting vehicle registration number.
“This particular number is significant to Devon, as one of the very first numbers ever allocated in the county. Cars were still very precious and rare in the early 1900s, so the number would have had even more kudos, registered to one of the few cars on the road at the time.
“Vehicle registration numbers can fetch vast sums at auction, most notably ‘S1’, which previously sold at Bonhams for £360,000, and ‘M1’, sold for £300,000.”
The T6 plate may prove popular among fans of the Volkswagen Transporter, which has a model by the same name.
Further interesting numbers are offered at the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale, including ‘SKY 1’, estimated at £50,000-70,000, ‘SLY 1’, estimated at £50,000-70,000, and ‘1 ETC’, estimated at £30,000-40,000.
Contact the team at Regplates.com now to register your interest in this auction.