DVLA were chipper in Chesterfield after two cherished registrations were sold for over lb250,000.
Two number plates that appear as popular Asian names have fetched lb180,000 and lb76,000 from auction respectively.
KR15 HNA and KR15 HAN proved very popular on the second day of a three day DVLA auction taking place in Chesterfield.
“We knew the number plates would be very popular, but they have exceeded expectations” said Eric Craggs of the CNDA (Cherished Number Dealer Association).
“It is a reflection on the quality of both the registration marks and how unique they are.”
Many keen collectors mad been waiting for the release of these registrations since they were withdrawn from general sale in December last year, along with other 15-registration plates.
Nationla Numbers had received almost 80 enquiries about the KR15 HNA registration, and almost 30 for KR15 HAN, but disappointed customers were told the registration would be going up for auction.
KR15 HAN, which looks like than name “Krishan”, was to first to go up for bid, eventually reaching lb76,000 on the hammer – the buyer would pay lb98,576 in total.
Immediately following was KR15 HNA – “Krishna” is the name of a deity in Hinduism – which sold for an amazing lb180,000, or lb233,360 after fees.
By Peter Jepson