Personal plates go up for grabs

The long-standing debate on which car should wear the ultimate SUV moniker will be decided during the first live DVLA Personalised Registrations auction of 2016.

For the registration 1 SUV – arguably the perfect personalised registration to complete the ultimate Sports Utility Vehicle – will go under the auctioneers hammer during this week’s three-day event being held at Tankersley Manor Hotel near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The registration, which sports a £2,400 reserve, is one of two prime SUV-related registrations in the line-up of 1,500 lots being offered from Wednesday 24 February.

The DVLA will be aiming to surpass the success it achieved in 2015, officially the most successful year for DVLA Personalised Registrations’ live auction programme. Its phenomenal success was cemented after its final sale of the year held near Cheltenham became the agency’s first auction since 2006 to break the £5 million mark while three of the five auctions staged in 2015 recorded 99% sales conversions.  The Agency also set a new sales record for current-style registrations when KR15 HNA sold in May for £233,360.