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E36GUY

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4,591 posts

114 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Number plate "512 BB" is coming up for auction at http://dvlaauction.co.uk/registrations.asp



Dr G

11,853 posts

138 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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...and F348 GTB.

Looking through the reserve prices on these does make you wonder quite where some of the dreamers get their asking prices from.

Pork

8,862 posts

130 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Dr G said:
...and F348 GTB.

Looking through the reserve prices on these does make you wonder quite where some of the dreamers get their asking prices from.
reserve prices bear NO resemblance to sale price.

Drclarke

679 posts

69 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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I tried to buy the car holding DMC328S in preparation for a planned purchase of a 328GTS, but the owner wouldn't sell the plate or in fact the car for less than four times what I believed to be its true value! In the end I didn't get the Ferrari after all so I look back that the stubborn woman actually saved me money.

Blackpuddin

6,097 posts

101 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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I often wonder how legal it can be for the DVLA to offer plates that only have value when the characters are squeezed up or doctored with in some way, almost all of these ways of course being illegal. For example (one of many) MS51 NDY. If you bought that one and made it read MS SINDY (which I presume is the idea), could you refer any interested policemen to the DVLA, and blame them for selling it to you with this clear intent in mind?

Drclarke

679 posts

69 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Blackpuddin said:
I often wonder how legal it can be for the DVLA to offer plates that only have value when the characters are squeezed up or doctored with in some way, almost all of these ways of course being illegal. For example (one of many) MS51
NDY. If you bought that one and made
it read MS SINDY (which I presume is the idea), could you refer any interested policemen to the DVLA, and blame them for selling it to you with this clear intent in mind?
They have in the small print that you are purchasing the plate as it is, not to re-represent it as something else.

Scousefella

2,092 posts

77 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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On the subject of Ferrari relevant number plates i had a double take today at a Morrisons petrol forecourt.

A Honda CRV was wearing the plate 550. No letters, no nothing just 550.


R11ysf

1,600 posts

78 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Pork said:
reserve prices bear NO resemblance to sale price.
This. I bought a plate in auction of which there is an almost identical one in this auction. I paid nearly 10 times the reserve and I am sure this one will achieve a very similar price, just as all the others have.

I really have no idea why the DVLA don't just put up a more sensible reserve/guide price as they know there are loads of dealers in the room who will bid it up to nearer fair value anyway.

Streetrod

5,483 posts

102 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Sorry guys I have no exp of the number auctions, are you saying that the plates advertised will sell for way more than the reserves?

POORCARDEALER

7,236 posts

137 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Streetrod said:
Sorry guys I have no exp of the number auctions, are you saying that the plates advertised will sell for way more than the reserves?
In plenty of cases yes

Cheib

9,906 posts

71 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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My initials are DB.....for some reason all the DB plates go for a lot of money biggrin

gazzat

48 posts

62 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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Hijacking the thread a little - just seen the RHD red boxer in the classifieds - looks cheap !

steveirl

195 posts

108 months

Thursday 8th November 2012
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gazzat said:
Hijacking the thread a little - just seen the RHD red boxer in the classifieds - looks cheap !
Which one,,I dont see any RHD cars I would call cheap?

Martian O

2,710 posts

58 months

Friday 9th November 2012
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Scousefella said:
On the subject of Ferrari relevant number plates i had a double take today at a Morrisons petrol forecourt.

A Honda CRV was wearing the plate 550. No letters, no nothing just 550.
Guernsey car?

Pork

8,862 posts

130 months

Friday 9th November 2012
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Martian O said:
Scousefella said:
On the subject of Ferrari relevant number plates i had a double take today at a Morrisons petrol forecourt.

A Honda CRV was wearing the plate 550. No letters, no nothing just 550.
Guernsey car?
Was the plate black and silver?

5SO (5 SO) is on an SL class
55O (55 O) is on a VW Toerag
S50 (S 50) isnt showing on anything...


66lfc

57 posts

52 months

Friday 9th November 2012
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Im sure i have seen this on a 512bb before for sale, for a tad over 100,000, including plate so considering the car itself was very well looked after and it was the motor show car, i cant really see it being worth anymore than ten at most.

Edited by 66lfc on Friday 9th November 14:57

E36GUY

Original Poster:

4,591 posts

114 months

Friday 9th November 2012
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My old man used to own a 365BB with the plate BB365. What a car that was

Scousefella

2,092 posts

77 months

Friday 9th November 2012
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Pork said:
Was the plate black and silver?

5SO (5 SO) is on an SL class
55O (55 O) is on a VW Toerag
S50 (S 50) isnt showing on anything...
Nope - standard rear yellow.

https://www.icarcheck.net/Free-Car-Check/550

RWA441

694 posts

120 months

Friday 9th November 2012
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R11ysf said:
This. I bought a plate in auction of which there is an almost identical one in this auction. I paid nearly 10 times the reserve and I am sure this one will achieve a very similar price, just as all the others have.

I really have no idea why the DVLA don't just put up a more sensible reserve/guide price as they know there are loads of dealers in the room who will bid it up to nearer fair value anyway.
I bought one from a DVLA auction a few years back now and from memory it was about 2.5 times the reserve. Only mention it as it would almost be a good plate for you if the 'A' on it was an 'F' for you!
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