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2X up for grabs at the next DLVA auction

September 28, 2009
Posted in Auctions,Number Plate News — Written by Shelly

We have mentioned before some of the great number plates that are going to feature at the next DVLA auction on the 7th, 8th and 9th of October. However one plate that is up for grabs that we have not already talked about is the amazing personalised plate ‘2X’.

It is not that often that single number and single letter plates come on to the open market and even more unusual that two plates such as these are going to be auctioned at the forthcoming DVLA auction (the other plate is ‘5O’). The plate ‘2X’ has a reserve price of lb10,000 and just from this figure you can see the expected level of interest. Some internet sites are talking about the plates going for more than lb100,000 and if there are two interested parties that have the funds the sky is the limit.

If your budget will not reach to the dizzy heights the plate ‘2X’ might reach, then there are loads of other great plates up for grabs at the auction as well. We will bring you more news about the cherished plates available in forthcoming articles.

Some exciting new number plates for sale

September 26, 2009
Posted in Auctions — Written by Shelly

For anyone attending the next DVLA number plate auction in October, Friday 9th might turn out to be your lucky day.

There’s plenty to choose from amongst the plates being sold on this day so whether you are looking for something funny or something a little more personal, get ready for a bidding war.

One of the plates going on sale on this final day of the auction is one which simply says ‘5O’. It’s the perfect gift for anyone hitting that milestone this year.

For any party animal out there, there’s the option of putting a bid on a number plate with the following letters and numbers: ‘PAR777Y’. Anyone who sees this number plate on your car, will know instantly that you are a fan of the party lifestyle.

Nicknames can be embarrassing, but when they are displayed on number plates they can really personalise your vehicle. The number plate ‘PET 44L’ would be a lovely gift from a mum to a daughter. Or even from a boyfriend to his girlfriend. Not only will the recipient think you are thoughtful, but they will love showing off their very own number plate to all their friends.

Popular number plates on offer

September 25, 2009
Posted in Auctions — Written by Daniel

Private number plates can be useful for a range of reasons. Many people receive humorous number plates as gifts, perhaps pertaining to their nickname. But some people buy them for themselves to display something important to them, or even simply to make their cars look a little more unique.

There are many reasons why you may want a personalised number plate but how do you get your hands on the best ones out there?

Well, the DVLA have some auctions coming up on October 7th, 8th and 9th and there are sure to be an array of interesting options there to bid on.

Thursday 8th looks like a particularly good day for anyone looking for something a little different.

How about the rather eerie plate HANI84L? – Great if you are a fan of a certain blockbuster starring Anthony Hopkins.

Or, H44 NDY could be a brilliant marketing tool for anyone involved in a DIY business. Number plates are known to be really effective marketing tools. And with the price of advertising often reaching dizzying heights, why not make the most of your car and use it as an advertising platform for your business?

Whatever you want to use your plate for, you are sure to find something suitable at this upcoming auction.

Some of the great plates up for sale on the 7th of October

September 24, 2009
Posted in Auctions,Number Plates — Written by Shelly

Personalised number plates can really make your car stand out from the crowd. And, if you have got a little extra cash to put into your purchase you will really be able to get hold of a plate that distinctively depicts your name. Plates such as ‘7ONY’ can easily be recognised as a person’s name (TONY) and can give your car a unique identity.

Some of these types of number plates will of course already be taken but there are still some available such as ‘9ACK’ and ‘DAN10L’. These plates would be great is your name is Jack or Daniel and they are coming up for sale soon in the next DVLA auction.

We have mentioned the auction dates before, but for all those of you who don’t already know, the next DVLA auction is to be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of October. The plates above are due for sale on the 7th along with other great personalised plates such as ‘DOG61E’ – doggie, ‘D1KES’ – dikes, ‘EDG3R’ – edger and ‘I9GY’ – Iggy.

If you can’t make it on the day you can still bid using telephone bidding, internet bidding and absent bidding facilities.

Reasons for buying a personalised plate

September 23, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Shelly

There are a number of reasons why individuals choose to purchase a personalised number. Mostly it is for a gift, to add an accessory to their car, for investment purposes or just to make their car look a little more unique than others.

Buying a number for investment purposes can prove to be a worthwhile investment; some of the rarest number plates in the UK have been known to go for hundreds of thousands of pounds. The main types of privatised number plates that you can purchase are usually based around your name, your company’s name, a word that means a great deal to you or possibly the make or model of your car for example AUD1.

Having a private number plate on your car can make your vehicle stand out from the crowd and can add character to your vehicle as well as showing off your sense of style. Many people use them to stamp their originality onto the car. Many people believe that buying a private plate is difficult but in fact it is really easy. Once you have found your perfect plate, you will need to liaise with the DVLA to have it transferred onto your vehicle.

Thefts of number plates on the rise

September 22, 2009
Posted in Number Plate News — Written by Shelly

Anti theft screws are being added to number plates, after there has been a significant rise in the number of number plate thefts in Great Britain. Stolen number plates have then gone on to be linked to serious crimes such as murder and buglaries. The standard screws used to attach a number plate to a vehicle will be replaced with anti-theft clutch-head screws. It is a simple procedure and the screws costs around lb25. The police hope that this will deter individuals from stealing number plates.

The police in the UK have an advanced system called number plate recognition which can detect whether or not a number plate has been reported as stolen, been used in a crime or the driver is driving a vehicle with no valid insurance or road tax. The number plates acts as the identity to a car. It is illegal in the UK to drive a vehicle using false plates and the penalties for doing so are very harsh indeed.

If you are looking to purchase a private or personalised number plate you must ensure that your vehicle is re registered with the DVLA with your new number plate before you attach it to your vehicle.

Personalised number plates are a fashion acccessory

September 21, 2009
Posted in Auctions — Written by Shelly

Personalised number plates are a fashionable accessory to have on your motor. However, with 31 million number plates available, so there are hundreds of different combinations that you could go for.

The DVLA hold an auction four times a year to auction off some of the most popular personalised number plates. More often than not they signify someone’s initials, business or nickname. Most personalised numberplates are fairly priced, however, if there is competition for a particular number plate the price of the plate can soar into thousands of pounds.

It is not uncommon to hear of famous celebrities such as footballers and actors to spend thousands of pounds on a car and then further splash out on getting themselves a personalised plate. You can select any letter, then any number and then a choice of a three letter combination for the end of your personalised plate. These are the most commonly found personalised plates. Prices generally start from around lb250 although this can vary significantly.

If you are looking for a specific number plate, either as a collective item or to use on your own car, it is worth checking out the number plate auctions. The next one is being held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of October in Worcestershire.

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)

September 20, 2009
Posted in Car news — Written by William

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) is a hot topic on the web at the moment with both sides of the argument being discussed at length. Whatever you think about it, it looks here to stay. The technology used is really sophisticated, the camera captures an image of the plate and then converts it into a text string. This text string is then compared to a database of registration numbers so police can check the car’s status. By using infra-red cameras the plate recognition system works at night too.

The system is currently being used by many police forces in the UK, and in Lancashire 25 fixed ANPR cameras are going to be installed on the counties roads as part of the polices action plan to tackle travelling criminals. It has in fact been in use since 2002 by the police but seems to becoming more widespread.

Whether you own a standard DVLA number plate or a personalised number plate, it doesn’t really matter. If your vehicle has been involved in, or associated with a crime, the number could be on a police database somewhere. Is this an infringement of personal data? We leave it up to you to decide.

Celebrity number plates

September 19, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Daniel

You may have noticed that your favourite footballer has a private number plate on their car. This is usually a really desirable plate that would fetch thousands of pounds if it were to go to the market again. These types of plates usually depict only a couple of letters or number. For example, the plate CR7, which Christiano Ronaldo made a bid for before he left Manchester United. This of course was his initials followed by his shirt number.

Premiership footballers usually also have some fantastic cars to put their personalised plates on. The plates are not only used to give their cars a unique identity they also add style to the vehicle. Many celebrities also have private number plates for their cars too, so you can see how the craze is taking hold.

However, you don’t have to be a Premiership footballer or a celebrity to have your own personalised number plate. If you want a plate that only has a couple of numbers or letters you might need a celebrities pay packet but there are many more personalised plates that are still available that don’t cost a fortune.

New number plates become available all the time

September 18, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by William

With more and more great personalised number plates released by the DVLA all the time. Now is the time to check online to see if any plates that may not have been released before (or in fact personalised plates that used to be taken) are now available.

If you have not done a search online for some time to find a number plate that matches your requirements then there is no time like the present. The search facilities that many website employ to find plates are now much more user friendly than they were in the past. Some sites will even let you just type a name or any combination of letters or numbers into a search field and will then search their database to try to match the best plates they have to your search query.

You could choose a plate that represents your name or a plate that depicts your nickname or other funny saying or term. To give you an indication of the wide variety of plates available, recent plates that have just been released by the DVLA include the words COW and BAG plus of course a prefix letter and numbers.