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The J71 plate, which was assigned to a vehicle of insignificant value, went under the hammer at Glencoe Auction Rooms in St Lawrence on Wednesday.
Four people were bidding for the plate, which had a guide price of £50,000 to £60,000.
Earlier this year another two-digit plate – J27 – became the most expensive registration plate bought at a public auction in Jersey when it went for £73,000 at Glencoe.
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Photos of the grey Volkswagen Jetta car recently began circulating on social media, drawing attention because the custom number plate clearly referred to a six-word profanity.
Traffic police in Mentougou district found and arrested the suspect, surnamed Wei, at his home in the neighbourhood on Tuesday after identifying him through CCTV footage, Sohu Police News reported the next day.
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Photos released by police show them arresting him and confiscating the offending car.
The custom licence plate had six Latin alphabet characters instead of the usual three letters and number combination found on standard Beijing car licence plates.
The letters CNMLGB could be taken to refer to a phrase that translates roughly as “f*** your mother’s ****”. Police found that Wei had fixed the fake number plate on top of his car’s original number plate using screws.
Wei has been sentenced to 15 days in prison and was fined 15,000 yuan (US$2,260) for forging a licence plate, in addition to being banned from driving by having all 12 points taken off his licence.
How popular any name or initial it contains is: You are more likely to get good money for a registration plate that spells out a name like 5UE than you are with a more unusual name, simply because there is more demand for Sue (or Dave or Mel) than there would be for Hector, Primrose or Zebedee
How valuable the letters and numbers the plate contains are: in terms of numbers, lower numbers with fewer digits tend to be the most valuable when reselling personalised number plates, making BOB 1 more valuable than BOB 379. Sequential numbers (123, 456 etc.) and repeated numbers (444, 88) are more popular than random combinations, and special occasion numbers like 18 and 21 can also boost a number plate’s value a little. In terms of the letters in a number plate, the likelihood of a series of letters being a name or a person’s initials increases the value of the plate, too.
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