DVLA PERSONALISED REGISTRATIONS SETS A NEW BRITISH RECORD AS 25 O SELLS FOR £500,000

DVLA Personalised Registrations has set a new British record for a personalised registration sold by the Agency after 25 O was bought for more than £500,000.

 

Incredibly, John Collins, who, as owner of Talacrest, is regarded as one of the world's leading collectors and dealers of classic Ferraris, bought 25 O for £518,000 less than three hours after successfully buying 250 L for a staggering £130,320. Both sums include fees and take the total amount paid by the businessman to £648,320.

 

Both are among the 1,600 registrations being auctioned by the Agency as part of its 25th Anniversary three-day auction - and also 150th live sale - currently being held at The Vale Resort near Cardiff.

 

Both registrations will be placed on two of the world's most exclusive cars; 250 L will head onto a rare 1964 Ferrari Lusso, while 25 O will sit on the Ferrari 250 SWB once owned by the rock singer Eric Clapton.

 

Moments after his success, Mr Collins said: "I was just determined to own them, it was just a case of how much I was going to have to pay for the privilege."

 

Asked just how much he was prepared to pay for 25 O, Mr Collins replied: "I'm not too sure, it could possibly have been the first £1 million personalised registration!"

 

Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations' Events Manager, said: "What a spectacular way to mark our 150th auction during our 25th Anniversary year. While we had high hopes for both registrations, we never dreamt they would be so successful and enable us to make history for the DVLA."

 

The other highest sellers so far in the sale include CU11 ENS (£26,648),   FU11 ERS (£23,202) and 1 HJW (£21,084).

 

 

Visit DVLA auction website

Vehicle Search Past Prices

You must be logged in to search past prices

Plant/Commercial Search

Buy It Now

Buy It Now

Vehicles available for immediate purchase!

Exclusive to SMA Account Holders

More Details
DVLA
LOG IN TO IMS

SMA Newsletter Signup

Please complete the following information to ensure you hear about our sales and news.

Tell us what you are interested in; (you can select more than one)

Please select at least one option.

saving Saving preferences...

Your preferences have been saved.

Our grading system is changing

NAMA grading has been developed to provide a long awaited industry standard grading scheme to be used across all auctions within the UK.

We have now introduced NAMA grading across our sites, and over the coming weeks you will notice more vehicles being offered for sale displaying a NAMA grade. These grades are easy to identify as they are 1,2,3,4,5 and U in place of the SMA grades A,B,C,D and E.

Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with the grades. We will still produce condition reports providing additional information for each vehicle as we always have.