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888 a proves to be DVLA’s lucky number

26th May 2011 Print

DVLA Personalised Registrations three day auction got off to the perfect start with lot number one selling for a staggering £51,035. 
888 A was bought by a mystery businessman from the North East of England, incredibly only three bidders vied for the registration.
While the DVLA expected interest in the registration due to the lucky connotations surrounding the number eight, no one envisaged it would break the £50,000 barrier.
Damian Lawson, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Marketing Manager, said: “Eight is viewed as a lucky number in some communities, and today it certainly proved lucky for us. We were quite stunned when the hammer finally came down.”
In total, 1,500 registrations are being auctioned by the DVLA during the three-day auction now underway at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire. Anyone who registers to bid will be granted free access to the museum.
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.
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).