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 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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