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.
How close a series of letters or numbers are to a real name of word: if the match quality is high (and the numbers and letters are very convincing in making a popular word), the value of the registration plate will be higher. This means that a match like 5IMON, for the name Simon, will be worth a lot more than a more obscure set of letters and numbers that are not as convincing a match, such as S17 MMM for the name Sam.
The style of the plate: this means establishing if it is a new-style plate, an older-style format or if it is dateless or Irish, for instance. Other options are that it is a prefix-style plate or a suffix-style plate. New-style number plates, which have been produced since 2001, tend to be the least valuable because they are a bit less appealing to some collectors, plus the rule about not having plates that are newer than your car can also come into play, putting people off from buying a newer-style plate for their older car. Prefix-style number plates, which were in production between 1983 and 2001 can be more popular as more vehicles are entitled to have those licence numbers, and they may have fewer characters in total. Suffix-style plates, issued from 1963 to 1983 are relatively rare, which means they can attract higher prices than prefix-style plates and newer designs. Dateless number plates, also known as cherished number plates, were produced between 1903 and 1963 and are nearly always the most valuable number plate configurations; they have fewer digits and their dateless nature means that people can hide the age of their car. Irish number plates are similar to dateless number plates, especially because they don’t have a year identifier. They also tend to be cheaper than other types of vehicle registration plates.
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