Guernsey 10 Million Super Car And Cherished Reg Plate
A BESPOKE Rolls-Royce, believed to be the most expensive new car ever sold, has been registered in Guernsey.
But nobody is saying who reportedly paid the £10 million for the car with licence plate number 08.
And the registration plate itself is worth about double the price of an average car.
The car is called ‘Sweptail’, with the name coming from the fact that it was inspired by the classic Rolls-Royces of old, with a swooping rear end.
A more modern concession is the giant glass roof, which resembles a boat when seen from above.
It is the only car of its kind and was reportedly requested by a buyer who is a connoisseur and collector of ‘luxury cars, superyachts and aircraft’.
Guernsey’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Department said that the registration number was one of those sold at public auction in 2015. It went for £34,000.
While confirming that the number is allocated to a vehicle on the Guernsey vehicle licensing register, DVL said that its policy was not to make public specific details.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is a surveillance system which is used to capture the image of vehicles and recognizes its license number. ANPR systems comprises of processors with optical character recognition (OCR), high-speed cameras with IR filters, user interface, application software and alert ability to inform operators in condition of a match.
ANPR systems are extensively used in detection and prevention of crimes, access control and traffic enforcement. Governments are taking various initiatives to safeguard public sector by incorporating new technologies which is acting as a key driving factor for growth in the global ANPR market.
Many vendors are introducing cloud based APRN systems, which provide users ease of maintenance and deployability. There is a rise in the users of ANPR systems such as apartments, gated communities and hotels.
The non-uniformity in the design of the number plates across different geographical regions acts as a restraint in the growth for the global ANPR market.
Europe is expected to dominate the global market for ANPR in terms of revenue. While high growth in demand is expected to rise in APAC region in both government as well as commercial sector.
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.
Established For Over 25 Years
the Cherished Numbers Guild
- Free transfer service - your paperwork is handled by our trained team
- Over 25 years expertise - long established and trusted company
- DVLA Recognised Reseller - linked directly from the DVLA website
- DVLA Registered Number Plate Supplier - in line with all DVLA & MOT regulations