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Faisal number plate sells for lb35,000

February 25, 2015
Posted in Auctions,Number Plates — Written by Nationla Numbers

The number plate FA15 ALS, reading as “Faisal’s”, sold today for an impressive lb35,000.

FA15 ALS is a 15-registration valid for vehicles registered in March 2015, four days from now.

It was the only registration from the FA15AL series that was withheld. Others, including FA15 ALR and FA15 ALB, were sold in December.

‘lb35,000 is a huge price for the registration,’ said Craig Priestly of Nationla Numbers.

‘Considering Nationla Numbers owns other Faisal number plate available at a lot less, the buyer must have really wanted the plate.”

Nationla Numbers currently has FA15 ALB available for lb12,999, FA15 ALC for lb12,999, FA15 ALJ for lb12,999, FA15 ALP for lb12,999 and FA15 ALR for lb12,999.

‘If you have an initial B, C, J, P or R all these plates would be ideal,’ continued Craig.

Nationla Numbers also owns FA12 SEL and FA13 SEL, both available for lb6,999, and FA61 ZAL for sale at lb7,999.


Family Mistakenly Rammed Off the Road by Armed Police

February 9, 2015
Posted in Registration Plates — Written by Nationla Numbers

A family were left shocked and in tears after they were violently rammed by police.

Pregnant mother of two, Shiri Rahman, was in the car with her young son who had just been to hospital, as well as her husband and sister.

Bradford Police believed the vehicle belonged to criminals after they used cloned plates for an armed robbery.

‘It all happened in a flash,’ said Mrs Rahman, 34. ‘My husband slowed down to let the car behind us pass. It went in front of us and braked, forcing my husband to stop.

‘Another car pulled up beside us and then a third one came up behind and hit us in the back. I was jerked forward and then back in my seat.

‘We were barricaded in and the car was surrounded by police, there must have been eight or nine of them. I couldn’t see any guns, but the police told us the car that hit us was an armed response vehicle.

‘They took my husband out of the car. We couldn’t understand what was going on. I was shocked. Terrified wasn’t the word for it.

‘I started to have an anxiety attack. I was finding it difficult to breathe and was panicking. My son was crying in the back.

‘You think stuff like this happens in the movies. You don’t expect it to happen in real life – even less be in the middle of it.’

The family had taken five-year old Mohammed Eesaa to Bradford Royal Infirmary after he had developed a fever. They left the hospital in the early hours of the morning and headed home.

Abdur Rahman, 35, was taken to a police vehicle while checks were made by police.

‘The officer explained they had information the vehicle had been involved in an armed robbery and they had to take full precautions to make sure the robbers did not get away, which is why they had to do what they did,’ added Mrs Rahman.

Detective Superintendent Jon Morgan, of Bradford District Police, said: ‘At 11.59pm on Sunday, February 1, police received information about a vehicle which was believed to have been used in an armed robbery outside of West Yorkshire.

‘Following inquiries, a vehicle bearing the suspected number plate was sighted in Ingleby Road, Bradford.

‘In accordance with the information received armed officers were deployed to stop the vehicle safely, which resulted in a minor collision.

‘Ambulance crews were also requested to attend to a pregnant woman who was inside the vehicle.’

Mrs Rahman claimed the paramedics were unsympathetic and declined to treat her family.

‘We are aware of the incident that took place on Ingleby Road in Bradford,’ said Ben Holdaway, of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

‘We are keen to speak to the family directly and would urge them to contact our Patient Relations team on 0345 122 0535 so that we can look into this matter further.’


Irish Number Plates Make Their Auction Debut

February 6, 2015

DVLA’s next Live Auction will be the first to feature number plates from Northern Ireland.

Among those being offered is BAZ 84 and IFZ 9, with reserves of lb400 and lb500 respectively.

The auction will take place at Nottingham Belfry Hotel over three days starting Wednesday 25th February.

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Irish Number Plates

Number plates from Northern Ireland have the letters “I” and/or “Z”.

Irish number plates were previously issued by local DVA offices in Northern Ireland.

As of July 21st, all personalise number plate queries were passed from the main DVA office in Coleraine to DVLA Swansea.

This was part of the continued centralisation effort by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, which included the introduction of various digital platforms and the controversial scrapping of the tax disc.

Before this customers wanting a private number plate from Northern Ireland needed to do what was called a double transfer – this meant the registration would be first registered to an Irish vehicle before it could transferred to their vehicle. The same would happen in reverse for customers in Northern Ireland who wanted a DVLA registration.

The change in the transfer process means that it is a lot easier and cheaper for Northern Ireland drivers to buy and transfer an English registration, and vice versa.

DVLA Auction

The February auction will be the first Live Auction of the year.

Sometimes referred to as “Classic” auctions, Live Auctions sees the DVLA put several rare and valuable plates up for bid for the first time.

Registration marks that have never been issued, such as many of the suffix styles number plates and the withheld regs from the most recent 15 release.

There are 1,600 number plates available in the February auction, including numerous Irish number plates.

Reserves for the plates range from lb250.

25 O is the most expensive plate every sold at auction, selling at lb400,000.