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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 much similar registration plates have sold for recently and in the past: it is always worth looking at what has been going on in the private registration plate market recently to add extra weight to the valuation of your own number plate. It is a market that is not immune from trends, so keep a close eye on what has been selling well and see if your plate has any similar features
The age of the plate: older plates tend to attract higher prices and dateless number plates (the first ones ever issued) normally call for the highest prices on the market
The plate’s rarity: if a lot of similar registration plates were issued, your plate may be less valuable. So, the relative rarity of older, dateless number plates makes them more valuable, as a whole, than newer, dated plates. Similarly, having a private plate with a word or name spelled out on it gives it a degree of rarity that would raise its value.
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