Wolves Number Plate Sold To Fan For £7,800

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Calling all football fans! How far would you go to prove allegiance to your team? One enthusiastic Wolves fan has just coughed up £7,800 for his custom W011 VES registration plate in a DVLA auction at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire.

The registration plate was incredibly popular, with a swarm of bidders bumping up the price to several times its reserve of £1,000. A total of 1,500 number plates went up for sale during the three day auction, with the most expensive plate, 16UK going under the hammer for £39,600.

As you can imagine, football related registration plates are highly sought after in the UK. You cannot deny the commitment of a seasoned footie fan. It’s also been said that for the supporters the game is more about love and cost will usually come second. Do you agree?

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Man Utd Registration Plate For Sale. Click image for details.

Download And Print Your Own Car

Ivan Sentch 3D Printed Car

A man is in the process of downloading and printing his own Aston Martin DB4 using a 3D printer and a free wire-frame model from the internet, according to The Independent. Ivan Sentch, a programmer from Auckland, New Zealand, is using his $500 3D printer after downloading a fan-made 3D 1961 model of the car from the internet.

However this is no mean feat. Sentch’s Solidoodle 3D printer is only capable of producing parts in 4-inch by 4-inch segments. He has printed around 2,500 parts since the beginning of the year by switching on the printer before he goes to work and last thing at night. It is still only 72% complete!

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WAH3D Number Plate For Sale – c lick image for details

Once the bodywork has been printed, Sentch will create a fibreglass mould of the print and fit this over the engine, electrics, suspension and drivetrain of a 1993 Nissan Skyline. After this a custom interior will have to be installed and the whole thing painted and polished to perfection.

There are currently less than 1,200 models of the car in existence, and these go for hundreds and thousands of pounds at auction! Compare that to the $500 for the 3D printer plus the $2000 already spent on the car and you’ve got a pretty impressive margin.

According to The Independent, Sentch said: “The project has been on my mind for the last 6 years, I would have started it earlier but I’ve recently had kids (3 years and 1 year) so I had to put these sort of time-consuming project-type hobbies on hold. My brothers think I’m mad but […] at least they believe I will pull it off. Friends either don’t grasp the enormity of the project, or the ones that do are in awe of me even attempting it.”

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FAH 33D Registration Plate For Sale – click image for details

James Bond Submarine Car Up For Auction

James Bond Submarine Car

Remember the submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me? Well it’s going up for auction after it was accidentally bought for $100 in a blind storage sale (think Storage Hunters), much to the delight of the buyer! The custom built Lotus Esprit Series 1 from the 1977 James Bond film is going to be sold as part of RM Auction’s London sale in early September.

The car, affectionately nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ on set, is a fully operational, self-propelled submarine. It was built by Perry Oceanographic for the 007 film and cost around £65,000 back in 1977, which is probably about £300,000 today. It was originally driven by retired Navy Seal Don Griffin, who operated it using motorised propellers whilst manoeuvring with levered steering mechanisms.

In the film starring Roger Moore as the British spy, James Bond uses it to dive under water and escape a pursuing helicopter before launching a missile from under water to destroy the helicopter hovering above the surface. Pretty cool, huh?

James Bond Submarine Car

After filming was complete, the submarine car was shipped to the Bahamas and kept in a storage unit for an entire decade. It’s said that when the contract ran out, nobody claimed the contents. The storage container was put up for blind auction in 1989 and bought for only $100.

Apparently the unsuspecting buyers didn’t realise what it was until several days after they won the bid when friends told them it was a Bond car, so they rented the film to find out. Several years later, the buyers were contacted by the co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation and the car was authenticated as the real deal.

It is expected to fetch in excess of $1 million at auction according to experts. How much would you pay for this iconic piece of history? Or perhaps if you are a James Bond but don’t quite fancy a submarine car, this 007 number plate is currently for sale and the buyer is open to offers.

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X007JAT James Bond Number Plate For Sale

Most Popular UK Surname Number Plates: SINGH

S1NGH Number Plate SINGH Name

S1NGH Number Plate

Within the last 100 years, the number of people named Singh in the UK has increased by more than 1,000 per cent. People named Singh were at a record high in 2009 with 95,203 of them living in Britain, and this number is still increasing.

It is no surprise then, that car registration plates featuring the word S1NGH, 51NGH and other variations are particularly sought after in the UK. In 2006, the number plate 51NGH sold for £201,000 at auction, and S1NGH sold for £86,000 back in 1998.

Apparently the S1NGH number plate number plate has never been registered to a vehicle, but is now worth in excess of £250,000! However there are many other variations available for a fraction of the price. Here are some examples (click on the images for more information):

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SY11NGH Number Plate (seller open to offers)

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S9INGH Number Plate (£5,495 or ONO)

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MR61NGH Number Plate (seller open to offers)

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BM6INGH Number Plate (£3,999 ONO

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XX59NGH Number Plate (£3,500 ONO)

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ME5INGH Number Plate (Offers over £50,000)

Singh is a common title, middle name or surname meaning “Lion”, dating back over 2000 years old to ancient India. It was originally used by Rajput Hindus, and is also used by Sikhs, Dogras, Gurkhas, Gujjars, Jats, Marathas, Bhumihars, Yadavs and many other communities.

Sikhs, as a community, have adopted the name as a suffix to their own name so it often used as a surname by many of the Sikh faith. In Hindi and Punjabi the name is written and pronounced as Singh. In Gujarati is is written and pronunced as Sinh. Marathas use Sing.

To browse more SINGH car registration plates for sale or to sell yours, click here.

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51NGH Number Plate

Muhammad The Most Common Baby Name In London

Muhammad was the most common first name given to baby boys born in London in 2012. With all its spelling variations, the name was also the second most common for new born male babies across England and Wales.

Overall the name was given 7,139 times in 2012! That’s a lot of Muhammads.

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MOHAMMED Registration Plate

Mohammed first name registration plate for sale – click here for details or to find your name

There are three different spelling variations listed in the top 100 names for boys from the Office for National Statistics. The most common version is Muhammad, which is in 19th place on the table. Mohammed is 26th and Mohammad is in 60th place.

In 2011 Muhammad (spelt this way) was the third most popular baby boy name in London with Mohammed (spelt like this) as the eight commonest.

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MOHAMMED Number Plate

Mohammed first name registration plate for sale – click here for details or to find your name

In total, more than 28,000 different boys’ names and over 36,000 different girls’ names were registered in 2012.

Are you proud to be a Muhammad/Mohammed/Mohammad? Let us know. We might just have the perfect number plate for you! Visit ApnaPlates.com to find out more…

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MOHAMMAD Number Plate

Mohammed first name registration plate for sale – click here for details or to find your name

Srinivasa Ramanujan Film Set To Be International Blockbuster

A movie that could become an international blockbuster is currently being filmed in Cambridge, UK. Ramanujan is the true story of a self-taught maths genius who studied at Cambridge University in the early 1900s. He was a genius in mathematical analysis and number theory who made many groundbreaking discoveries.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Ramanujan was discovered by Professor Hardy, played by British actor Kevin McGowan, who brought the young prodigy from his home town in India, Kumbakonan, to Cambridge. In the UK his work led to him becoming a Fellow of Trinity College and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Tragically he died in 1920, aged 32.

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A15EHA Number Plate

First name ‘Aiesha’ number plate for sale – click here for details or to find your name

The lead role of Srinivasa Ramanujan is played by Indian star Abhinay Vaddi, grandson of southern acting legends Gemini Ganesan and Savitri. Asked why the director picked him, Abhinay said Rajasekaran felt his piercing eyes resembled those of Ramanujan.

Abhinay Vaddi

Abhinay Vaddi

Real life becomes reel life in this Indo-British production by independent company Camphor Cinema, which is being directed by award-winning director Gnana Rajasekaran. Partly shot in India with a crew of only 35 people, the film aims to demonstrate the humanism that existed between two culturally different people during imperialistic times. The movie is being shot both in English and in Tamil as Ramanujan spoke both languages.

The film, which will be distributed worldwide, is due to be released at the end of this year. Read more here.

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MAIIMET Registration Plate

First name ‘Mahmet’ registration plate for sale – click here for details or to find your name.

Porsche Builds Sports Car Designed By Facebook Fans

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 and to celebrate reaching 5 million Facebook fans, Porsche has built a one-off 911 Carrera 4S designed by fans on Facebook.

Porsche Designs Facebook Car

Porsche is calling this the ‘5 Million Car’ campaign and is even offering its Facebook Fans the opportunity to drive the new car at Silverstone.

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FA11 SLL Muslim Number Plate

Muslim Faisal/Faysal first name number plate for sale – click here to view or find your name

The German sports car manufacturer asked its fans to cast their votes on specifications such as colour, wheels and spoilers via the Facebook Page. They chose a dark blue metallic paint, white 20” alloy wheels and an Aerokit package with a big back spoiler, personalised sill plates and a front apron with additional front spoiler lip.

Porsche Facebook Car

The car also features a plaque advertising the fact it was designed by 5 million Facebook fans. Previously when Porsche reached 2 million Facebook fans it celebrated by producing a one-off Cayman S car that featured a portrait of their social media fans on the bodywork.

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Sikh Number Plate Sohal First Name

Sikh Sohal first name registration plate for sale – click here to view and find your name

Now, Porsche is giving Facebook fans the chance to drive the sports car at Silverstone if they can prove they have more Porsche fans on their friends list than anyone else. Nine runners-up will receive a 1:43 scale model of the car.

Facebook Porsche Car Design

If you’re a Porsche fan with friends on Facebook who also like Porsche, and fancy your chances then head to the competition page to enter. Good luck!