THE private number plate business is worth a fortune with sought after registrations changing hands for thousands. The UK record stands at £518,480 paid for "25 O" and Brits splashed out over £100million on custom registrations last year. But even the most seemingly average plates hold a value, meaning you could be sitting on a potential gold mine. A guide has been created to help you make sense of the number plate madness and reveal just what your car's plate is worth. The Guide to the Value of Car Registrations in the UK uses a series of tables and star ratings to calculate the value of almost every combination there is. The rarest of the rare will make you a sweet £600,000 but even more basic registrations could earn you some cash. Example number plates and their valuesNew style registrations £150-£4,999: e.g. NA51 USA - £350 Triple letter combinations with suffix year letters £199-£6,999: e.g. SUE 694R - £1,599 Triple letter … [Read more...] about Find out exactly how much your number plate is worth – from £150 to £600,000
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Another special number plate series will be open for tender very soon, and this one is E. The series will be open for bidding on November 1 until November 15, with the results scheduled to be released in December, according to the website of Exotic Ventures, the organisation behind the plate series. Tendering for numbers in the series, which will run from E 1 to E 9999, will be available online. Prospective buyers simply have to enter the E plate number that they wish to make a bid for, key in the bid amount, fill up all the required details in the form and pay a RM5 administration fee online. There’s a guideline for a minimum tender price, and that for a single digit is RM15,000, followed by double-digit repeating numbers (22, 33, 99) at RM10,000, while bids for triple- and quad-digit repeating numbers start from RM8,000 and RM5,000 respectively. The cheapest bid you can make is RM200, for a standard four-digit number. You can imagine numbers like E 43, E 63, E 92, E 200 and E … [Read more...] about E number plate series open for bidding on November 1
Here’s another special number plate series, UA. Tender for numbers UA 1 to UA 9999 are open till October 1, and results are scheduled to be released on October 8. UA number plates can only be registered at the main JPJ Wangsa Maju outlet. The management secretariat does not state what UA stands for, or what organisation the tender proceeds will go to. However, bank drafts are supposed to be addressed to “IM4U Plat”, which means that it might be from the same people behind the IM4U special series, one of the early ones that hit the streets back in 2013. IM4U stands for 1Malaysia For Youth. Wait, aren’t special number plates from private organisations no longer allowed by the new government? In May, transport minister Anthony Loke said that the practice will end, as “this is government revenue and we intend to collect all of it.” He explained that the NGOs that issue the plates pay JPJ RM1 million for the rights, which is way lower than what they … [Read more...] about UA number plate series now available, open till Oct 1
May 2018 witnessed the highest number of car launches so far this year. In all, there were 17 launches that took place last month including all-new models, new variants, special editions, and facelifts of existing products.Tata Nexon AMTThe popular compact SUV from Tata Motors gained automatic variants around 7 months after its launch took place in September 2017. The Tata Nexon XZA+ petrol and diesel variants come equipped with a 6-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) priced at INR 9,41,350 and INR 10,38,830 (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. The dual tone variants cost around INR 20,000 more. The Nexon AMT introduced new Etna Orange and Etna Orange with Sonic Silver roof exterior colour schemes. Tata plans to add cheaper XMA and XZA grades as well.MINI CountrymanBMW launched the second generation MINI Countryman in India on May 3, 2018. The crossover based on the same platform as the BMW X1 is offered in Cooper S, Cooper SD, and Cooper S JCW Inspired … [Read more...] about May registers largest number of car launches in 2018
A RARE number plate which has just three characters is expected to fetch more than £80,000 when it goes to auction. And it's one of an exclusive group of short registrations that are proving very popular among collectors. The "J19" plate is registered to Jersey in the Channel Islands, and is one of just a handful of single letter, double number registrations in the region. It's currently attached to a Taiwanese Sym Mio 50cc scooter, but auctioneers have said the moped is practically worthless. Shorter registrations are incredibly popular in the private number plate business across the UK. In some cases, those with single letters can fetch as much as £600,000. Example number plates and their valuesNew style registrations £150-£4,999: e.g. NA51 USA - £350 Triple letter combinations with suffix year letters £199-£6,999: e.g. SUE 694R - £1,599 Triple letter combinations with prefix year letters £199-£6,599: e.g. G4 ABC - … [Read more...] about Rare number plate with just three characters could sell for £80,000 – does yours have a hidden value?