There will be an auction next month of dvla number plates to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre Gaydon in Warwickshire. Set in around 65 acres of countryside, the centre is one of Warkwickshire’s premier venues, situated next to the Heritage Motor Museum that boasts the worlds finest collection of historic British cars. The three day event will see some 1500 private number plates offered for sale. The DVLA auction is one of six held throughout the year.
The DVLA auction consists of car registration numbers that have previously been unissued. Registrations cannot be purchased prior to the auction. If any registration number fails to meet it’s reserve price then it will remain unsold. In addition to the hammer price there are other associated costs including VAT, auctioneers buyer premium and department of transport fee. These all equate to approximately twenty five percent extra.
Out of all the dvla number plates the star of the show might well be lot 1024 car registration number 8 O. In recent auctions the other “O” series numbers have generated significant attention and substantial prices culminating with 1 O reaching £170,000 plus additional fees in January 2009. 8 O is the only remaining unissued single digit dvla number plate.