Number plates are an important part of British culture. They are a status symbol, and they can also be used as investments. While most people would never dream of spending £400,000 on just one number plate, some do it. This article lists ten of the most expensive number plates in Britain today!
25 O – Price: £400,000
The number plate 25 O is the most expensive in the United Kingdom. And it has been that way for a long time. The owner, John Collins originally bought this plate back in 2012 when he paid £285,000 for the registration. However, just three years later in 2015, Mr. Collins was able to sell his number plates again. Only this time he was able to get an impressive £400,000 for the plate.
While most people would be happy with that kind of money. It is still not known how much Mr, Collins originally paid for his number plates! However, one thing we do know is that 25 O’s price keeps on increasing every year. So they could potentially keep up their record of being. The most expensive number plates in Britain for years to come.
1 D – Price: £285,000
Another of the most expensive number plates in Britain is also another one that was originally bought back in 2012. The owner, David James initially paid £285,000 for his registration. However, three years later Mr. James decided to sell his number plate and once again it didn’t disappoint – selling for £285,000.
Just like number plate 25 O this registration is also one that has been increasing in price every year so it could potentially become the most expensive British number plate in Britain again! However, if you are not prepared to spend at least £250,000 then don’t worry because there are still plenty of other cheap car registrations for sale on NationalNumbers that could be suitable for your needs and budget!
51 NGH – Price: £201,000
In third place is number plate 51 NGH which was originally purchased by a very wealthy businessman from the United Arab Emirates. The registration went for £201,000 back in 2009 when it was bought at an auction and that amount of money made this one of The UK’s most expensive number plates ever!
However, just two years later the car owner decided to sell his number plate again but sadly he didn’t get as much money for it this time around – selling it for £150,000 instead. That being said someone still ended up buying the registration, so they were not too disappointed with their purchase even though they did lose around 40% on their initial investment.
Just like 25 O and 51 NGH, these registrations are also ones that have been increasing in price every year so they could potentially become the most expensive British number plate again in the future.
1 RH – Price: £196,000
Another of The UK’s most expensive number plates can be found in fourth place. This time it is the registration number, “RH” which was originally bought for a whopping £196,000 at a DVLA auction back in 2008.
K1 NGS – Price: £185,000
Number plate “K” was another registration that used to be the most expensive in Britain and it has been on this list for a long time. However, after spending six years at number one (since 2007) it finally got bumped out of first place when someone spent £185,000 on their new UK car reg – KINGS!
Since this is such an unusual combination people were quick to assume that the vehicle owner had a connection with King’s College London but unfortunately, they did not share any details about why they decided to pay so much money for such a strange set of characters.
KR15 HNA – Price: £180,000
In sixth place is another of the UK’s Expensive Number Plates that was purchased at a DVLA auction. The price for this registration went up to £180,000 back in 2014 when it was bought by an unknown individual from Hertfordshire – KR15 HNA!
Since there are only 15 characters available with the “K” being one and “R” being two you can see why these numbers would be so popular amongst car enthusiasts but unfortunately, they also make them extremely expensive. However, if you don’t have enough money to spend on such an unusual number plate then we still offer plenty of other cheap registrations here at NationalNumbers including some nice ones that start with letters like Q and X which can be much cheaper.
1 O – Price: £170,000
The Expensive Number Plate “O” was originally bought back in 2004 when it sold for £170,000 at an online auction. This happened to be the most anyone had ever paid for a single letter from DVLA so they ended up making quite a profit on this one!
However, just like number plate KI NGS this registration has been increasing in price every year since it went onto the market and now sits right behind 25 O as The UK’s second most expensive car registration of all time. What is interesting about both these plates though is that neither were purchased by celebrities or famous people which goes against what you would expect them to do – spend their money on something flashy and obvious instead of going out-of-the-way to buy something that people won’t even recognize!
Number plate “O” is not the only Expensive Number Plate on this list that has been
increasing in value over time because the number KI NGS falls into that category too. However, while some of these registrations are still rising in price every year others have already stopped growing which means they will never become more than £280k or so – no matter how long you wait for them to increase again.
1 A – Price: £160,000
After spending six years at number one (since 2007) Expensive Registration Plate “A” finally got bumped out of first place back in 2012 when someone spent £160,000 on their new car reg – 12 A. Unfortunately, they were not able to hold onto this title for very long though because a year later somebody else paid another £80k more than what they did and took over the top spot for Expensive Number Plate – 25 O!
1 OO- Price: £156,000
Number plate “OO” has been on this Expensive Number Plate list for a while now and it is another one that used to be the most expensive in Britain. However, after spending some time at number one (since 2013) Expensive Registration Plate “Oo-” ended up getting bumped out of first place when someone spent £156,000 on their new car reg – OO-FOUR!
2 O – Price: £115,000
In 2014 Expensive Number Plate “O” ended up getting bumped out of second place when somebody spent £115,000 on their new car reg – 26 O! However, the reason why Expensive Registration Plate “OO-” was able to take over and become The UK’s most expensive number plate for a while was because it had already been increasing in price ever since 2004. Over time this Expensive Number Plates has made quite a lot of money for its owner, but they also didn’t have as far to go as those who bought Expensive Registration Plate “A”.
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