A large selection of number plates will be offered by the DVLA, including the much-prized '250 GT' registration
More than 1600 private registration numbers are to be sold at an upcoming auction on 23 September, where the most highly anticipated ‘250 GT’ number is set to go under the hammer.
Although a reserve of £2200 has been placed on the number, it is expected to sell for considerably more money. Although the DVLA doesn’t give out estimates for plates at auction, the sale of two similar numbers (250 L and 25 O) last year for £648,000 gives some idea of the potential money involved.
Purchased by a notable Ferrari collector, John Collins of Talacrest, these registration plates were destined to live on a 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso and 250 SWB. The £518k sum paid for ’25 O’ alone was enough to set a record for the most ever paid for a registration at auction, eclipsing the previous record price of £352,411 paid for ‘1D’ back in 2009.
As one of the most valuable collector cars on the market, the Ferrari 250 GT is often seen wearing expensive private number plates, and this auction should spark some serious competition for such a fantastic number.
The auction takes place at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, this Wednesday.