Jersey Number Personalised Plate
A REGISTRATION plate is expected to fetch up to £40,000 when it goes under auction in Jersey on Wednesday.
J999, which is assigned to a scooter of ‘insignificant value’, has a guide price of between £30,000 and £40,000.
Another number plate - J66677 – which is also assigned to a low-value scooter will go under the hammer at the same auction.
It has a guide price of between £800 and £1,200.
The plates are due to be auctioned by Simon Drieu and Co. at Glencoe Auction Rooms in St Lawrence from 11 am on Wednesday.
Also in the news - How to fix your motorcycle using a number plate!
On a trip with a group of other riders into the remote areas of the country, Altaf, astride a RE Himalayan found himself dealing with a stalled engine. The bike in question failed all attempts to get it started.
The riders were in the thickest of jungle, surrounded by thick foliage and marshy landscape with no other help in sight. There was a good distance between the stalled motorcycle and the nearest service station and it was upto these riders themselves to get the bike into action.
When all attempts to start the engine failed, it was Altaf’s keen eye that noted that the key which holds the crank and magnet together had been dislodged. This caused the starter motor to rotate freely which in turn stalled the engine.
The metal key had been chipped with a part of it resting inside the crankcase. Altaf used a bit of ingenuity. He cut a portion of the registration plate thus making a temporary replacement of the broken component. This helped solve the problem and the engine of the RE Himalayan roared to life.
A lot of Royal Enfield Himalayan owners have posted about having facing issues with the bike’s quality and reliability. Currently, the sale of Himalayan have been stopped. RE will soon relaunch the bike with improvements in engine and overall build quality.
The new Himalayan will come in with an electronic fuel injection system and comply with the new BS IV emission norms. The adventure tourer unofficially open for bookings with deliveries promised by August 2017.
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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