Top-10 most expensive UK’s personalized number plates


The UK’s most expensive car number plates

  • 1. ’25 O’: £518,000
    The priciest ever sold by the DVLA, bought by Ferrari dealer John Collins in 2014. The plate is now thought to take pride of place on a Ferrari 250SWB once owned by Eric Clapton, worth around £10million.
  • 2. ‘F 1’: £440,000
    The previous record holder, the initials of Formula 1 were bought by Bradford businessman Afzal Khan in 2008. The digits were then assigned to his McLaren-Mercedes SLR.
  • 3.S 1′: £404,000
    Claimed to be Scotland’s first ever number plate, it was bought back in 2008 by an anonymous bidder who claimed the digits would be fixed to an old Skoda!
  • 4. ‘1 D’: £352,000
    Despite the obvious reference to the pop group sensation One Direction, this plate was bought a year before their formation in Warwickshire by Lebanese businessman Nabil Bishara.
  • 5. ‘M 1’: £331,000
    Bought in 2006 by mobile phone businessman Mike McCoomb who claimed it was for his 10 year-old son!
  • 6. ‘VIP 1’: £285,000
    Owned by billionaire Chelsea FC boss Roman Abramovich, it was once placed on the Popemobile for His Holiness’ visit to Ireland.
  • 7. ’51 NGH’: £254,000
    A popular name in the Sikh community, ‘Singh’ was sold in the UK in 2006.
  • 8. ‘1 RH’: £247,000
    This plate sold in 2006 for 30 times its estimate to determined businessman Robert Harverson.
  • 9. ‘K1 NGS’: £231,000
    A royal plate believed to have been bought by an an Arab Sultan in 1993.
  • 10. ‘1 O’: £170,000
    Just a binary number and the letter ‘O’, this minimalist plate was purchased in Northamptonshire in 2009.

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