Royal Themed Number Plate 500,000 Reg
LOVE IS in the air for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle but could some of it rub off on wealthy drivers who might fancy pairing up with a royal-themed private number plate?
Fitted to a bespoke British 4×4 built to celebrate the royal wedding, ‘4 HRH’ is being advertised for £269,999 but its owner hopes that the growing hysteria around Harry and Meghan could see it sell for a record-breaking sum of more than £500,000.
Custom car kings, Kahn Design, have created a special edition Chelsea Truck Company Flying Huntsman version of the Land Rover Defender.
The four-seat, four-wheel drive Flying Huntsman features a regal-red, leather-lined interior and is available to buy separately from the number plate, for £79,999.
Company founder, Afzal Kahn, 44, said: “As a proud Englishman, this is our way of wishing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle many happy years together.”
The most paid for a private registration in Britain was more than half a million pounds, after John Collins, a dealer of classic Ferraris, bought ’25 0′ to fit to a rare, £10m Ferrari 250 GT SWB, in 2014.
More Britons are personalizing their car number plates than ever before, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). In the past year, the Treasury made a record total of £102 million — £15 million more than 2014-2015 from an estimated 335,000 registration plates purchased by drivers in the U.K.
The DVLA started selling personalised number plates in 1990, with just 77,745 purchased between 1995-96 — four times less than today. At present, the DVLA boasts 47 million plates on offer to drivers across the country, which can be bought online or at auctions.
The DVLA says almost 335,000 registrations were sold in the last year – more than four times the figure in the mid-Nineties.
A spokesman for the AA welcomed the news, saying: “It puts a smile on people’s faces and raises money for the exchequer – what’s there to complain about?
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