I was out on a bike ride yesterday when I spotted this well-used Porsche 911 sitting in a driveway. Nothing particularly remarkable about that, you may think, but take a look at the numberplate – A911 BUY. It would be perfect for me!
If you’re not based in the UK, you may not be familiar with our numberplate system. It’s not possible to order a plate with the letters and numbers you require, it’s a case of waiting for the licensing authority to issue something you like. That means that plates that just happen to spell out words or have attractive combinations of numerals and letters are sought after and can change hands for large sums of money. The highest amount paid for a UK plate is £375,000 for the plate ‘F1’, which was bought by the boss of car tuner Kahn Design. Sadly for the owner of this Porsche, the plate is unlikely have much value but that doesn’t distract from its appeal.