Number Plate Auction for £250k
Posted on November 25, 2008 by Number Plates
A retired businessman from Surrey has paid almost £250,000 for a personalised number plate at an auction.
Rob Haversaon, 47, paid a total of £247,652.50 for the registration 1 RH, 30 times more than the reserve price.
The multi-millionaire, who owns 10 private plates, out-bid Richard Harris, a businessman from Skegness.
A spokesperson for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) said they were stunned at the price of one of its last “jewels in the crown”.
It was one of the 1,600 registrations being sold at the three-day DVLA event at the Tankersley Manor Hotel, near Barnekly, South Yorkshire.
Mr Harverson said:
” I came with £150,000 to spend but, in the end I was just determined to buy 1 RH and nothing was going to stop me.
“Richard made me sweat a little but it is the ultimate registration for me”
The final payment included his winning bid of £197,00 plus auctioneers’ commission, VAT and the £80 Transfer Fee.
Damian Lawson, marketing manager for the DVLA Personalised Registratons , said
” I’m absolutely delighted for the agency. The sum 1 RH achieved far exceeded our expectations”
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