Eye catching number plates a wheely big deal in Stratford - The Stratford Observer
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Eye catching number plates a wheely big deal in Stratford

Ian Hughes 28th May, 2018

ALL roads led to Stratford for drivers looking to add that extra personal touch to their motor.

DVLA Personalised Registrations auctioned off 1,250 registration plates for different tastes and budgets during three days at Stratford Manor Hotel.

Among the desirable plates was 1 SVR, which as well as being perfect for anyone sporting the same initials, was also the ultimate status symbol for owners of Jaguar Land Rover’s range-topping Special Vehicle Racing models badged SVR. It smashed its £2,400 reserve price, finally selling for an impressive £45,000.

For those looking for a specific ‘name’ related registration, there was a host on offer including RO18 ERT (£6,900 ), ELL107G (£10,200), DOR 15E (£3,500) and F41 THE (£2,900).

For tradesmen there was VO17 AGE (£3,600) that is clearly ideal for an electrician and 1 LGV (£20,000) for haulage drivers and for fans of a certain football team bearing the United-tag, the DVLA is auctioning UN17 TED (£5,200).

Those looking for quirky registrations had options such as OW11 ZAT (£3,000), for the keen cricketer, and BAR 31E (£3,000) for fans of a certain cult toy doll.

In total the auction raised £5.3million for the treasury.

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