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.
“Once you’ve bagged that number plate – if it’s a good one it adds value to it. Some are iconic and will be sought after. Some of the best are simple but exquisite.”
The biggest went for £180,000 in May last year – for KR15 HNA – which was a new British record for the most expensive current style personalised registration plate.
Today, plates with just one number and two letters cost an estimated £60,000, 20 times more than the early 1990s, when drivers could expect to pay somewhere between £3,000 to £5,000.
A DVLA spokesman said: “Many people enjoy displaying a personalised registration number and the general sale and auctions remain extremely popular with the public.
“Since we began selling personalised registrations we have raised around £2.3 billion and all the money raised is passed to the Treasury.”
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