Are these Britain's coolest number plates
The new 2017 number plates are out today, so if you if you've been thinking of splashing out on a new car - now might be a good time.
The '17' registration numbers will be out for six months before '67' plates are introduced in September.
But while any car owner can get up-to-date plates, others opt for something a little cooler.
It will cost you, however.
The Treasury made more than £25m through DVLA personalised registration auctions last year.
One of those was bought by England legend Sir Geoff Hurst, who purchased the World Cup-themed WC66 ENG for £4,346.
The Three Lions' 1966 hat-trick hero has since bought two similar plates - WC66 SGH and GH66 CUP - and is now looking to offload it.
“We deal with celebrities all the time and there would be no shortage of interest in this plate, especially bearing in mind it was owned by an England hero."
If you're feeling flush, you could always lodged a cheeky bid for one of these sough-after numbers.
Famous celebrity plates
Queen Elizabeth II - A7
Her Majesty is the proud owner of A7 - one of the first personalised number plates ever issued in the UK
Lord Alan Sugar - AMS 1
Apprentice fans will be familiar with businessman Alan Sugar’s Rolls-Royce - complete with AMS 1 number plate - as it has appeared on the show’s opening credits.
Roman Abramovich - VIP 1
Moneybags Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich splashed out £285,000 for VIP 1 back in 2006. It was once used by Pope John Paul II
Paul Daniels - MAG 1C
The legendary magician had a plate to match, having bought MAG 1C with a Ferrari attached and put it onto his beloved Bentley.
Amir Khan - BOX 111G
The two-time world champion and petrolhead has splashed out big bucks for a number of boxing-inspired plates such as BOX 111G.
Other rules regarding the registration transfer process that you have to be aware of are concerned with road tax. To start with, the DVLA will not transfer a registration number to a vehicle that is not taxed. Usually, this means the vehicle receiving the registration number must be taxed, although you can still apply for the transfer and include an application for road tax at the same time.
The vehicle that currently has the registration number could have a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) instead of road tax, however, the SORN must be less than 12 months old (i.e. you can’t transfer a registration number from a vehicle that has had two or more SORNs in a row), and the vehicle must not have any breaks in its road tax record, i.e. a period of time when it had neither road tax nor a SORN.
If your SORN doesn’t meet any of these conditions, you will have to get road tax for the vehicle before you can transfer the registration.
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