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DVLA Registrations: Free Car To Mark 25th Anniversary

DVLA Registrations Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The DVLA is celebrating its twenty-fifth year of selling personalised registrations by giving away a car. This prize draw – that also marks its one-hundred and fiftieth auction – can be entered by those that register to bid at either the September or November auction. The winner will be selected randomly at the latter. The car is likely to be a low emission model, very fuel efficient and manufactured in the United Kingdom – but its identity is secret for now. The DVLA has, however, hinted that it might be a fully electric model. DVLA Personalised Registrations has raised a fortune for the treasury since the late nineteen eighties. Highlights relate to the McLaren 650S which is one of the fastest and most expensive cars on the market. As such, '650 S' recently sold for £40,250 and 'MCL 650S' for £16,000. The former is the most expensive of 2014. Other recent high achievers include 'AL13 ERT' (£31,000), '24 O' (£23,000), 'AV14 TOR' (£20,500) and 'AH11 MED' (£15,000). But even these cost comparatively little. The United Kingdom's most expensive is, therefore, '1 D' that went under the hammer for £352,000 in 2009. This is followed by '51 NGH' (£254,000), '1 RH' (£247,000), 'K1 NGS' (£231,000), '1 O' (£210,00), '1 A' (£200,000), '1 OO' (£197,000), '2 O' (£142,000), '6 B' (£130,000), plus '1 HRH' (£113,000).

Current UK Registration Plate Format Explained And How To Purchase

The current registration plate format incorporates three major components. Most notable is the age tag that evolves every March and September. March tags match the year, e.g. March 2013 is '13' and March 2014 is '14', and September tags are the year plus 50. As such, September 2013 is '63' and September 2014 is '64'. The age tag is preceded by two letters which indicate the region of registration. The final three letters appear after the age tag and are unique - in that position - to the vehicle. The same cannot be said for the region and age tags. Buying a personalised registration is a straightforward and enjoyable process. Simply visit: then search for a favoured combination of letters and numbers (or attend an auction). There is no need to match region markings to the car's point of origin - but it is illegal to make it look newer. As such, an '11' registration cannot be matched to a car from 2008. The motorist can, however, make it look older. After purchase, the buyer receives a certificate of entitlement that can be taken with proof of identity to a facility that manufactures plates.

DVLA personalised registrations auction prize draw