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.
The UK in particular has a relationship with personalised number plates. According to estimates by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), the UK reported an excess of two billion pounds in tax revenue from tax auctions over the past 25 years. As they are keen to state, an expression of interest in a particular plate by three people or more is enough to push the price of that Reg plate through the roof. It has also been documented that the buyers let their hearts take control of their heads when they bid for these plates.
Personalised number plate auctions are constantly rewriting the record books with regard to the highest price paid for a plate. The record currently stands at £518,000 which is quite impressive. The prices of these Regplates does not seem to be slowing down either.
Of particular interest is the recent auction of the highly-hyped 250 C Reg plate which sold for £21,500. This is a clear indication that the expectations for the prices of personalised number plates will continue to increase.
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