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.
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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