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DVLA’s supercar surprise!

18th May 2011 Print

DVLA Personalised Registrations is expecting a high-octane bidding frenzy surrounding MCL 12C – the perfect plate for arguably the supercar of the moment!
The registration – a flawless moniker for the formidable £168,000 McLaren MP4 12C - has a reserve of just £900 and will go under the hammer on Friday, May 27.
The McLaren MP4 12C is the first truly all-British supercar for more than a decade. Ironically, the setting for the auction could not be more perfect for the sale is being staged at the Motor Heritage Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire, and the home of the world’s largest collection of all British made historical cars.
The catalogue for the three-day event again boasts an eclectic mix of registrations to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from £250 through to the sale’s “star” registration, 15 O boasting a £10,000 reserve.
Organisers have also listened to their regular customers by ensuring the final day –encompassing registrations starting with the letters O to Y – is conducted on a Saturday.
Damian Lawson, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Marketing Manager, said: “The McLaren supercar is grabbing all the headlines in the motoring media, our registration MCL 12C could not be more fitting for such an exciting car.”
Explaining why the DVLA is including a Saturday as a day of sale, Mr Lawson added: “Our decision is just another example on how we listen to our customers. We’ve been asked in the past to include a Saturday sale and the Heritage Motor Centre is just perfect venue to trial the concept. It is an iconic tourist attraction right in the heart of the UK, those who come along and register to bid will be granted free access to the museum.”
In total, DVLA’s forthcoming auction will comprise 1,500 registrations chosen to offer  an eclectic mix to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including; BEL 41R (reserve £400), CEN 50R (£400), FOR 1T (£900), F4 CTS (£900), G111 NNY (£900), MCL 12C (£900), 1 NFU (£3,200), 15 O (£10,000), 1000 OO (£5,000), 7 OOO (£4,000), PRO 80X (£400), RAJ 1F (£900), 11 SAD (£1,900), TEX 80Y (£400), UTD 80Y (£450), WA11 ACE (£2,000), YES 80B (£400).

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