Lancashire Number Plates And POGBA Football Reg Plate
A survey by a UK leasing company has revealed the most loved features Lancastrians would love to see on their number plates.
The vote, which was conducted by Leasing Options, revealed that Blackpool Tower, Peter Kay and The Pennines would appear on number-plates in Lancashire if it could be decided by public vote.
The survey asked 2,000 residents to identify the most iconic features of the 20 largest counties across England, including Lancashire.
In a bid to celebrate what makes Britain great the vehicle leasing company has now created new number plate designs showing these features, although unfortunately, the actual number plates are not available to buy.
The number plate designed for Lancashire showcases the Blackpool Tower as the most voted for quintessential feature, as well as a red rose and the words: "D'ya want a Flake in that love."
The top five greatest things in Lancashire include:
Blackpool Tower (24%)
The Blackpool Illuminations (19%)
A red rose (19%)
The Pennines (14%)
Peter Kay (9%)
Other key features of Lancashire which just missed out on the top 5 include a hotpot and the Pleasure Beach.
Mike Thompson, Brand Manager at Leasing Options said: “British drivers are passionate about their car aesthetics, but at the end of the day, a Ford Fiesta is a Ford Fiesta, no matter how shiny and clean.
“Using quirky interior accessories is one way to personalise your vehicle, but we believe showcasing your home county through an eye-catching number plate would be an amazing way to show off your home pride.
“They say home is where the heart is, and we want to help Brits everywhere wear their hearts on their car.”
POGBA Reg Plate
The POG 8A plate had a reserve of just £350 but caught the imagination of bidders at the DVLA auction as it skyrocketed in price.
The £89million Manchester United midfielder, who’s preparing for the Europa League final, understandably wasn’t at the auction in Cheltenham, and it’s not known if a representative of his won the sale.
Pogba’s saw off plenty of other football player plates, too, including Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
CO11 STA sold for a measly £700 – but then again the world class striker wouldn’t have much need for it if he moves to China.
The football theme continued with Leicester’s title winning defensive pairing of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan up for sale.
HUT 7H scored £700 while MO17 GAN went under the hammer for the more sizeable sum of £6,500.
The auction also sold off a host of other popular plates including TW17 TER for £4,600 to social media fiends, while shopping fans took home NEW 1OOK for £8,000.
For drivers with a sense of humour given the current British climate, SU14 NNY, SU17 TAN and SU17 SET all proved popular selling for £11,000, £11,500 and £1,300, respectively.
While Pogba’s was the most expensive of the most recent three day auction, it’s some way short of taking the crown for priciest plate ever.
That honour goes to 25 O which netted a remarkable £518,000 when it was sold in 2014 to a Ferrari dealer and is believed to now be on a Ferrari 250SWB formerly owned by Eric Clapton.
We’re a nation of personalised plate lovers with £2billion raised for the Treasury at the DVLA’s specialised number plate auctions over the last 25 years.
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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