Soccer personalised number plates
Manchester United's great run boosts value of fan number plates
Supporters who bought personalised car number plates reflecting their enthusiasm for Manchester United in previous years when the team was not riding so high could have made a shrewd investment.
"The best of the MU plates currently available on the market - MU 3 - has escalated in value to over £30,000," reports Des Elton, founder and CEO of Speedyreg.co.uk, the UK's leading dealers in dateless personalised vehicle registrations. "But there are still lots of bargains, some with good growth in value potential as investors seek alternative, higher yielding investment opportunities now that other markets are not performing as well."
For example, you can pick up MUI 3996 for only £189, although MUI 3 has gone up to £5,199 - some £25,000 less than MU 3, reflecting how the market puts a premium on such factors as single digits.
But if the same letters are combined with only one number, the value shoots up to over £5,000