Personalised Number Plate BAH 7A Sells For £19,026 At Auction

The auction room at Ardencote Manor in Warwickshire fell silent when the gavel fell on the registration BAH 7A - a distinct correlation to the Bahia - with the price at £15,000, ensuring a total bill of £19,026 complete with VAT and buyers' premium.

Another mystery bidder bought 11 FFY for £11,500 while other popular plates to fall under the hammer were the Ferrari F40-linked numbers F40 WOW and F40 XXX which sold for £2,700 and £2,000 respectively.

Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations' Events Manager, said: "It might be freezing outside due to the near arctic weather we're experiencing, but in our auction room things have been heated with some frenetic bidding."

The "star" plate of the Ardencote auction will undoubtedly be 11 O which boasts a reserve of £10,000. It is the latest in the O-series steadily released by DVLA Personalised Registrations since January 2009. To date, the sale of 15 registrations from the series has amassed a staggering £1.2 million.

In total, DVLA's forthcoming auction will comprise 1,500 registrations chosen to offer an eclectic mix to suit all tastes, styles and pockets, including, 777 A (reserve - £3,000), ALF 4C (£400), BAL 5A (£400), D111 ANA (£900), EL10 TTS (£900), 51 ENA (£1,900), F40 WOW (£300), F40 XXX (£900), 66 JLS (£1,900), LAY 8Y (£400), LOU 115E (£900), 11 O (£10,000), 32 OO (£3,000), 4 OOO (£4,000), OPR 4H (£450), OUR 805S (£400), P911 CUP (£900).

O-Series Personalised Numberplate Sales Chart
Registration Auction Venue Date Sum
1 O Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire January, 2009 £210,242
2 O Ardencote Manor, Warwickshire March, 2009 £142,249
3 O WychwoodPark, Cheshire June, 2009 £63,000
4 O RBS Williams, Oxfordshire August, 2009 £63,000
5 O Dormy House October 2009 £87,853
6 O Tankersley Manor, South Yorkshire December, 2009 £100,216
9 O Old Trafford, Manchester March, 2010 £94,180
1 OOO The Haycock Hotel, Cambridgeshire January, 2010 £80,000
2 OOO Old Trafford, Manchester March, 2010 £31,910
7 O Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire June, 2010 £82,814
10 OOO Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire June, 2010 £53,383
8 O HeritageMotor Museum, Warwickshire August, 2010 £68,750
28 OOO HeritageMotor Museum, Warwickshire August, 2010 £5,000
10 O RuddingPark, Yorkshire October, 2010 £91,875
3 OOO RuddingPark, Yorkshire October, 2010 £28,750
      £1,203,222
3 December 2010 Staff
 

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