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KR15 HNA sells for record £233,000

Time 6 years ago

Official auctioneer Gary Earle during the bidding process

Official auctioneer Gary Earle during the bidding process

The registration KR15 HNA has set a new British record after being auctioned by the DVLA for more than £233,000.

A London-based businesswomen, who did not want to be named, fended off fierce competition from bidders from all over the UK and overseas to secure KR15 HNA, making it the most expensive current style personalised registration auctioned by the DVLA.

Shortly before KR15 HNA came up for auction during the DVLA’s second three-day auction of 2015 held at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, the personalised registration KR15 HAN sold for £98,500.


The DVLA’s previous record for a current-style personalised registration was set in April 2006 when MR51 NGH sold for £100,000. However, all are dwarfed by 25 O which became the most expensive personalised registration ever auctioned in the UK when it sold for £518,000 during DVLA Personalised Registrations’ 25th anniversary auction last November.

Matthew Dainton, of DVLA Personalised Registrations, said: ‘We had high hopes for KR15 HAN and KR15 HNA after a lot of interest being registered beforehand. Both of these current style registrations contributed to an enthralling atmosphere in the auction hall, and it’s fantastic to see the prices they have achieved.’

 

  • It is illegal to misrepresent a vehicle registration on a number plate. The rules governing their correct display can be found at direct.gov.uk in the ‘Got a Question?’ section.
  • The final sum comprises the winning amount, auctioneers’ commission, 20 per cent VAT and the £80 transfer fee.
  • Other personalised registrations can be viewed at DVLA Personalised Registrations’ official website, dvlaregistrations.direct.gov.uk.

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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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