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  1. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Has anyone any suggestions on places to look for personalised registrations?? I am after something with my initials and a few numbers either before or after - for example:

    EHK 1234 or whatever

    DVLA site only has options for prefix style plates obviously - and I am not really into trying to make a naff word out of A597 CWV (or whatever).

    The only site I really know of is NewReg but they seem ridiculously overpriced.

    Thanks
     
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  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    There are loads of companies offering reg numbers for sale; have a look in Sunday Times , Top Marques, Autocar etc...
     
  4. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2004
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    I am currently thinking about purchasing a Rosso Red 456 GT with this excellent plate - F456 RED.

    What would you guys think that was worth?

    FWIW I was recently sent this information.

    http://www.regtransfers.co.uk/main/searchs/searchresults.asp
    456 RED £10795

    http://www.right-reg.co.uk/number_plates/search/456
    456 V £8,499

    http://www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/sales/registrations.asp
    ENZ 456 Price £7,500. Please email timb@pulsaronline.co.uk. (9/2004)

    http://www.pl84u.co.uk/cherished2.asp
    456 FER £17350

    F355 RED £9,000 Sold by DVLA in Nov 1996
    F360 RED £12,600 Sold by DVLA in Oct 2001
    456 GTM £12,000

    Marenellos are also selling some of their plates, including F456 GTM - don't know what they want for it. Unless of course thats a typo on the last plate listed above at £12k.

    Cheers Kevan
    :) See you down the road - with huge grins on our faces :)
     
  5. GrahamS

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  6. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Man all of those 'agent' companies are a RIP OFF. Steer well clear in my opinion unless you enjoy a massive haggling session (i.e. 75% off type haggling)

    I'm potentially planning on going to the next auction I can find to buy directly from an owner. If you look at the DVLA historical prices, you get a much better idea what real people are willing to pay and hence the percieved value of these things. For example 69BA would auction for about 4grand... rather than 20 grand which is what NewReg will probably initially quote. Something like 'XXX 12' I guess ballpark 1-2 grand at auction.

    How much u lookin to spend?
     
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  8. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Blimey those prices are ridiculous. Even the DVLA ones are pretty crazy... but then again if you own a 355 or 360 your rich and have too much money, right :) (!!!??!!)
     
  9. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    I'm fairly sure I saw F360 RED at the Fairmile BBQ in Cobham a few weeks ago. I think he hangs around with the Surrey FOC?
     
  10. F328GTS

    F328GTS Formula 3

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    www.nngb.com

    Used them before as well as www.regtransfers.co.uk

    The price depends on whats available. I searched long and hard for a XXX nnn plate where XXX was my initials. Finally got one after 6 months, cost was 2k. It was very much a case of take it or leave it, there was nothing else on the market.
     
  11. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Cheers chaps, some useful advice there - am looking at spending somewhere between 1 - 2k (2k absolute tops).

    Agree that the agencies absolutely take the p*ss - I had a plate I wanted them to sell - agreed a price I wanted of just over a grand - they put it on their site at £2k!!

    £1k commission for listing something on your website - good work if you can get it.....
     
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  13. simon355

    simon355 Formula Junior

    Nov 23, 2003
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    I buy a few private numbers through the superb DVLA auctions. They are very friendly and very very well organised and the prices are generally very cheap. I bought a cheapy recently for £400 (77 AJX) which takes the year letter off my Jeep at least. Similar reg's seem to be £1500+.
    There is obviously a lot of cash to be made out of private reg's especially the DVLA auctions, cos at the last 1 there were 2 Bentley Cont GT's 2 360's 1 Vanquish and countless new Range Rovers. Defo worth a visit. They publicise when they are on through the Sunday Times and on the DVLA website. I'm thinking of taking this up much more seriously!
     
  14. F308 MAN

    F308 MAN F1 Rookie

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    F456 MAN and 456 MAN are both available over here .....£55 each, bargain !
     
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  16. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    Save £££ by changing your name by deed poll to match the registration of your car.

    Robert.
     
  17. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    Good idea but I don't fancy becoming Yolanda Wordsworth Lancelot just so it matches the letters in my reg :)

    On the other hand it might make me look sophisticated. Hmm dilemma...
     
  18. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

    Mar 19, 2003
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    Guess I was lucky getting my 360 modena with the reg M360DNA at no cost.
     
  19. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

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    Its quite incredible - I am seeing the same plates on all these sites with huge variations in the price - wtf??

    33 EK ranges from £4k to £7k dependent on which site you go to.
     
  20. Bubblesb

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    Hi. New to the forum, but not to the car world! Have the plate THE308S, on my 308. Any idea of value? Thanks
     
  21. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

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    Hey - I saw you in the Shell in Putney about a month or so ago! You have some lovely rims on the car, and the two spotlights at the front - lovely looking car.
     
  22. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Keep it low to the ground. The less the DVLA advertise (and we), the lower the prices will stay! Its basically the only 'deal' left !!
     
  23. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Hi Nick

    Welcome to Fchat.

    That is some list of cars you own - AWESOME :) :cool:

    (Not often I resort to using american slang, but in this case I feel it to be most appropriate)

    Were you the guy who got involved in a job shop with a car dealer from up north, who sacked your wife in the programme?

    Cheers Kevan
    :) See you down the road - with huge grins on both our faces :)
     
  24. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2002
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    I was contacted by the owner of 456 RED a little while ago:
    Hello Kevin,
    It was a while ago that I contacted your regarding purchase of your red 456 GT. You had by that time decided to keep it. I went onto to purchase one and also purchased a "cherished number plate" to go with it. I have recently sold the car separately and have also decided to sell the number plate. It is "F456 RED". Would you or any fellow Ferraristi you know be interested? The price is £9.5K. For comparison, an "F355 RED" plate has sold for £14.5K. Regards


    Let me know if you want to trade details- I'm obviously not going to post his email address. FWIW I don't think the price comparisons with other 'RED' numbers are valid. There are what, 12 or so red 456s in the country against hundreds of the other models. You could probably count your market on one hand in this case.

    K
     
  25. Bubblesb

    Bubblesb Rookie

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    EK3R- That was indeed me at Putney. I got the rims off a friends 308 who thought they were too flash for his car! Suited me fine! The front spots I had put on when I lived/worked in Paris. Have not used them yet though. Too busy trying to figure out how to work the GPS!
    400 SPYDER- I probably filled in the form wrong. Those are cars I have owned, not all at the same time! Married now, so just left with the car you saw and a range rover for daily smoking!
     
  26. v15ben

    v15ben Formula 3

    Aug 12, 2004
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    DVLA auctions are definitely recommended. There were some seriously nice cars at the last one I went to (as Simon listed!)

    I got my plate at auction "V15BEN" for under a grand which is cheap compared to market value!!

    Thats the best way IMO
     
  27. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

    Feb 13, 2004
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    I bought two plates on e-bay

    S44 BHR for the wifes SAAB (S44B HR) £250 plus transfer and
    L11 SST (LUSST) for my Jeep which gives lots of people big smiles (but not the fuz on the Isle of Wight) £300 plus trasfer.

    I guess if you want a particular number or set of letters then the market dictates the price. I saw either X1 or V1 on a Bentley continental recently, similar with one of reg companies was over £450,000!
     
  28. twotoomany

    twotoomany Formula Junior

    Sep 15, 2004
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    Some 7/8 years ago I went to an auction held at the NEC Birmingham. I sucessfully bid for two plates 4LH and 7DH. The 4LH was £3800 and 7DH £4650. DVLC produced these plates prefixed by numbers. What a money making exercise. They are historically cheaper than other plates prefixed by letters. Do DVLC Swansea still hold these auctions
     

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