M155 FOX Number Plate For Sale For Leicester Fans
A woman selling her "Miss Fox" personalised number plate for £16,000 hopes female Leicester City fans might be interested.
Karen Wray, who lives in Durham, placed an advert in Monday's Mercury for her personalised number plate M155 FOX.
"I've been known as Fox since my husband chose it as a nickname for me about 30 years ago," she said.
"He came up with it and it just stuck.
About 10 years ago a friend of his saw the number plate advertised - my husband's reaction was 'how much?' but it was a must-have.
"He gave it to me for my birthday present.
"But now I'm buying a new car so I thought I would sell it and I hoped a Leicester City fan might be interested in it.
"I don't know how much my husband spent on it but I thought £16,000 was a good price to start at, based on conversations with people - and I'm happy to haggle."
Karen said she had been impressed with Leicester City's performance over the past couple of years and had high hopes the team would continue to recover from its rocky start to 2017
In the Premier League, which Leicester City won last season, the Foxes have struggled. Between New Year and February 12 they had one draw and five losses, putting them in the relegation zone.
But they have managed to win their last two matches, which were against Hull and Liverpool.
Karen said: "I'm heavily into football and I thought Leicester were absolutely amazing last season and it was great to see them doing so well.
"They're having a tough time this year but I'm a Chelsea fan so my team have been through a bad patch recently but managed to rebound again.
"I'm sure Leicester are going to do the same."
Last year Northern Irish builder David McMurray bought the number plate VAR 9Y hoping to sell it to the striker himself or else a devoted fan.
He bought it for £4,000 but the highest bid he got on eBay was for £870.
Rajesh Solanki, who lives in Leicester, tried to sell a similar plate - V9 RDY - to the striker.
But he was declined in a Twitter conversation with the Foxes striker's wife.
The UK in particular has a relationship with personalised number plates. According to estimates by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), the UK reported an excess of two billion pounds in tax revenue from tax auctions over the past 25 years. As they are keen to state, an expression of interest in a particular plate by three people or more is enough to push the price of that Reg plate through the roof. It has also been documented that the buyers let their hearts take control of their heads when they bid for these plates.
Personalised number plate auctions are constantly rewriting the record books with regard to the highest price paid for a plate. The record currently stands at £518,000 which is quite impressive. The prices of these Regplates does not seem to be slowing down either.
Of particular interest is the recent auction of the highly-hyped 250 C Reg plate which sold for £21,500. This is a clear indication that the expectations for the prices of personalised number plates will continue to increase.
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