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Personalised Registration Numbers In Australia?

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  1. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

    Apr 22, 2004
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    Dear Comrades,

    Is the market for registration numbers similar to that within the United Kingdom? Are they perceived as anything like as valuable as they are in the UK, and are there registration numbers dealers just as there are here?

    Happy New Year From England.

    With kind regards,

    512 Tea Are
     
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  3. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2005
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    Whats the market like in the UK? fellow Comrade
     
  4. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

    Apr 22, 2004
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    Dear Comrade PAP348,

    The market for registration numbers within the UK is absolutely gigantic with prices that are wholly commensurate - here's a link to one of many such dealers that trade registration numbers: www.Regtransfers.co.uk

    Happy New Year!

    With kind regards,

    512 Tea Are
     
  5. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

    Jul 11, 2005
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    Ohh u mean number PLATES! :p

    The heritage plates ie: only numbers no letters are worth alot. Single digit will get u close to $1mill. double digit about half a mill. 3 digit around $150k. 4digit around $50k Tho this is state dependant and eastern states will get more money.

    The personal plates ie: any combo of letters or numbers upto 6-11 characters depending on state, while ask for alot in the classifieds, they seem not to sell as well maybe $50-100k highest seen for these ones.

    If you ask Roni he will give you FI-360 for $5k :p

    No dealers. Just sell them online or via auction, if you don't have them on a car you have to return them to the RTA and pay a holding fee per year if you want to keep them.
    http://www.mrplates.com.au/
    http://www.plateshop.com.au/nsw.htm
     
  6. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    the plate "DICKHEAD" is available in all states?
     
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  8. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
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    Jun 15, 2006
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    The Australian market is similar to the US, where "vanity" plates are cheap and worthless. You pay a few hundred dollars for most plates and that's all they're worth, despite the dreamers who advertise them for much more.

    The UK is the complete opposite, due to stupid government regulation. My car had 5UKX "sucks" on it in the UK, which was sold for 9000 pounds. This plate in NSW would cost $300. I thought it was completely vulgar.

    The only collectible plates here are low denomination numeral plates, which were originally issued when there were few cars on the road. In the beginning, the first car registered in New South Wales had the number plate "1", the second car "2" and so on. Plates like this, in most states, ranging up to "9999" are valuable and appreciating investments, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
     
  9. Looney

    Looney F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
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    Well in Perth i have LOONEY as my plate, and was looking to get it in QLD and it is like $2k to get a custom plate there, so not worth it IMO, was only $300 here, so is OK for a larf.

    why specifically do you ask Mr Tea Are?
     
  10. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    i hear the Vic plates "pless" and "pless1" are going under the hammer at Shannons, expected price to reach 5 cents................for both inc GST, way below the reserve of 10 cents
     
  11. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    that much
     
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  13. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

    Jul 25, 2005
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    are you thinking of buying one and send it to Mr Masseratti and Mr F430 down the street as a late christmas gift for being such good boys?
     
  14. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    nope ,just done a burn out past his place of work.
     
  15. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    in the Bentley?? :-O
     
  16. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    E-type.
     
  17. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    should have walk into the shop, give him the plate, say "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, thanks for waking me up every morning with your stupid car" in front of all his customers then walk out, then do a Burnout while he takes the plates out of the box
     
  18. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    noooooooooooo....they're worth MUCH more than that.

    the plate of a legend, ffs
     
  19. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    EXACLTY!!!!!

    Worth at least Double that!!!!

    10 Cents Each
     
  20. wrxmike

    wrxmike Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2004
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    Comrade,
    Prices and rules vary from state to state, in the Australian Capital Territory an overview can be found here:
    http://www.rego.act.gov.au/assets/PDFs/Non-standard%20number%20plates%20flyer.pdf

    Most valuable are numeric plates, either 1, 2 or 3 digit - as a guide 3 digit ACT plates start at around 6K and go rapidly up from there if you have an interesting number, for instance 355, 911, 308 or my favourite: 666

    2 digit ACT plates are perhaps 50K plus, but I have not seen any sold in the past few years.

    In the ACT , once you "buy" plates , there is no ongoing fee to the RTA, ( unlike other states ), also we can get plates with 7 characters, not 6 like the rest of the country.

    Low digit plates have been a solid investment in the past few years, with prices increasing perhaps 15% anually.

    Cheers
    Michael
     
  21. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    lol.the noise of the HOS and that stupid red 430 roadster/convertable thing,i'd be embarressed to drive it around (could live with any V8 coupe ie 355,360,430.
     
  22. jim501

    jim501 Formula 3

    Mar 29, 2005
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    You could just leave it registered in WA. A couple of cars running around with 9 letter plates here.
     
  23. laminator

    laminator Formula Junior

    Dec 27, 2007
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    Are they different in each state? Say someone has 1 in Melborune, (I think it's an E320 MB) could someone in SA or NSW have 1 as well, or are they nationwide?
     
  24. wrxmike

    wrxmike Moderator
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    Each state / territory issues their own plates, so each number can ( and is ) issued in each territory.

    Regards

    Michael
     
  25. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    please dont tell roger what they are worth............there would be a phone call to GE Finance to HP the things
     
  26. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    do you ever answer your phone ??!!
     
  27. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    *ouch*


    but...yeah.
     
  28. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    i told you to turn off caller ID
     

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