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.
More Britons are personalizing their car number plates than ever before, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). In the past year, the Treasury made a record total of £102 million — £15 million more than 2014-2015 from an estimated 335,000 registration plates purchased by drivers in the U.K.
The DVLA started selling personalised number plates in 1990, with just 77,745 purchased between 1995-96 — four times less than today. At present, the DVLA boasts 47 million plates on offer to drivers across the country, which can be bought online or at auctions.
The DVLA says almost 335,000 registrations were sold in the last year – more than four times the figure in the mid-Nineties.
A spokesman for the AA welcomed the news, saying: “It puts a smile on people’s faces and raises money for the exchequer – what’s there to complain about?
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