Bidders make their mark at Peterborough personal plate sale - with £5 million spent on new registrations

A personalised number plate auction saw bidders splash out more than £5 million on new registrations - with the top selling plate making much more than the 1 US Dollar printed on it.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 3:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:08 pm
Auctioneer Nick Allison selling ARM 88N - which was eventually sold for £12,200

The three day auction took place at the end of last week at The Haycock Hotel in Wansford, with people travelling from across the country to buy a special plate for their pride and joy - or for a Christmas present for the petrol head in their life.

In total, 1,248 plates out of the 1,250 were sold for a grand total of £5,067,484.

The registration which drew the biggest bids was 1 USD (One US Dollar) which went for an eye watering £33,000.

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Other big sales included GUN 1T, which sold for £25,000, and 80 OOO, which went for £30,000.

The fact that only two plates failed to sell was a record for DVLA auctions. The two registrations that did not sell were 812 EP and 5005 FS.