007 Number Plate Sells For £240k At Auction

007 Number Plate Sells For £240k At Auction

A licence plate with the code number of Ian Fleming’s heroic spy, James Bond, has sold at auction for what is thought to be a record amount.

The Guernsey plate, 007, sold for £240,000, believed to be the most paid at a public auction in Guernsey.

The winning bidder of the number only plate wants to remain anonymous.

The sum falls short of the UK record of £518,000, but exceeded the expectation of auctioneers on the evening who estimated the value at £60,000.

It was a new issue States of Guernsey plate which feature white numerals on a black background.

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One bidder, who withdrew at £200,000, dropped out as he was concerned there could be copyright problems from the producers of the James Bond film franchise, Eon Productions.

He did not want to be named but said: “I’ve got an Aston Martin and if I was seen to be promoting that reg, maybe renting it out for the day, over time I could make the cost back.

“When it got over £200,000 I realised there could be a risk that Eon Productions could come after me.”

Actor Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the superspy in the upcoming 24th official James Bond film, spectre in October.

James Bond has driven a number of cars, but the most famous is the silver grey Aston Martin DB5, first seen in Goldfinger.

007 Number Plate Sells For £240k At Auction

Source: BBC Guernsey

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APNAPLATES – Latest Asian Number Plates that are going to Auction!

Here at APNAPLATES we have done our analysis and found the following Asian Number Plates going to auction in September. We found some popular names like BAV, ARUN, FAISAL, JUNAID, KAUR, SIDHU, YASH, KHAN and our favourite WHISKY.

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The next auction is on the 23rd, 24th and 35th September 2015 at the following:

Stratford Manor,
Warwick Road,
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV3 0PY

Get the full list of Auction Number Plates here

Gangster’s seized supercar collection to go under the hammer

Gangster's seized supercar collection to go under the hammer

When it comes to used high-end sports and classic cars, provenance is everything. If the car up for sale has been owned by a Beatle, Ayrton Senna or David Beckham, then the chances are that the price will be inflated to match.

Not all vehicles have such an illustrious history, however. Three bona-fide supercars and a leather-lined Rolls-Royce to be offered at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed sale – to be held at the British motorsport event on June 26 – were owned by a London gangster branded ‘Don Car-leone’.

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Recovered from fugitive Alexander Surin by the National Crime Agency – after he admitted that they had been purchased with the proceeds of crime – and now up for sale under the Proceeds of Crime Act, the money raised by these high-end machines – which is expected to top £1 million – will go back into the public purse.

Most exotic of the cars seized, is a gleaming red Ferrari Enzo, which has covered just 1,285 miles and is predicted to sell for up to £800,000 – nearly twice its original price. Least expensive of the motors up for grabs is a black Rolls-Royce Phantom, with black alloy wheels.

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Found with £800,000 of cash in the boot according to the Daily Mail, this machine “displays 9,630 miles on the odometer, which you should be aware is not the total mileage from new” according to auction house Bonhams, which is managing the sale. Unusually for a Roller, the Phantom is also for sale with no documents, which explains the relatively low £30,000 to £50,000 estimate.

Surin’s 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, meanwhile, is set to raise between £60,000 and £90,000 having covered a mere 132km. A similarly low mileage 2009 Ferrari California is poised to sell for around £50,000 to £80,000.

Interestingly, all of these four cars are being sold without reserve, so buyers not put off by their colourful past could bag themselves a bargain at the sale next week.

Source: AOL

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Personalised number plates: the top 10 most expensive ever

Personalised number plates: the top 10 most expensive ever

While some might not see the appeal, personalised number plates can have great significance to many UK motorists who see them as an essential fashion accessory for their car.

The UK’s love affair with personalised registration plates has seen prices of particularly interesting or cherished plates soar in recent times. The DVLA estimates that over £2billion in tax revenue has been raised at its various plate auctions in the UK in the last 25 years.

They point out that it only takes one or two people to take interest in a specific UK licence plate for bids to explode, with determined enthusiasts letting their hearts rule their heads in the auction room.

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Plates aren’t always profitable though. Recently, the much-lauded plate ‘250 C’ came up for auction and was expected to sell for over £500,000, yet the bids only went up to £21,500 on the day of the auction.

The number plate’s estimated value was based on its apparent reference to Ferrari’s classic 250 GT California, an example of which was bought by DJ Chris Evans for over £5million.

It was thought that a wealthy Ferrari 250 owner would snap-up the registration but the predicted bidding war did not emerge.

Sometimes UK number plate prices really do go through the roof. Below are the ten UK licence plates that have hit the highest prices…

1. ’25 O’: £518,000
The priciest ever sold by the DVLA, bought by Ferrari dealer John Collins in 2014. The plate is now thought to take pride of place on a Ferrari 250SWB once owned by Eric Clapton, worth around £10million.
2. ‘F 1’: £440,000
The previous record holder, the initials of Formula 1 were bought by Bradford businessman Afzal Khan in 2008. The digits were then assigned to his McLaren-Mercedes SLR.
3. ‘S 1’: £404,000
Claimed to be Scotland’s first ever number plate, it was bought back in 2008 by an anonymous bidder who claimed the digits would be fixed to an old Skoda!
4. ‘1 D’: £352,000
Despite the obvious reference to the pop group sensation One Direction, this plate was bought a year before their formation in Warwickshire by Lebanese businessman Nabil Bishara.
5. ‘M 1’: £331,000
Bought in 2006 by mobile phone businessman Mike McCoomb who claimed it was for his 10 year-old son!
6. ‘VIP 1’: £285,000
Owned by billionaire Chelsea FC boss Roman Abramovich, it was once placed on the Popemobile for His Holiness’ visit to Ireland.
7. ’51 NGH’: £254,000
A popular name in the Sikh community, ‘Singh’ was sold in the UK in 2006.
8. ‘1 RH’: £247,000
This plate sold in 2006 for 30 times its estimate to determined businessman Robert Harverson.
9. ‘K1 NGS’: £231,000
A royal plate believed to have been bought by an an Arab Sultan in 1993.
10. ‘1 O’: £170,000
Just a binary number and the letter ‘O’, this minimalist plate was purchased in Northamptonshire in 2009.

Source: Auto Express

Shoppers Admire Gold Plated Lamborghini In Beijing Mall

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This image has been circulated the web after The Telegraph posted it as a ‘Picture of the Day’. We think it has attracted so much attention because it’s such a random place to put a Lamborghini Gallardo, unless it’s part of a competition (in which case, we’ll have an entry form please).

There seems to be a trend for gold Lamborghinis. The last time we saw one was when an Aventador went to auction last year with a starting bid of $7.5 million making it the world’s most expensive car. Carved out of a 500-kilogram block of solid gold, the finished model contained 25 kilograms of the precious metal.

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Although not made for the road, it was sold with three entries in the Guinness Book of World Records, including the most expensive model car, the most secure showcase (featuring bulletproof glass) and the most luxurious logo.

The car was also a full-sized beast under the hood with a V12 engine capable of producing 700 bhp. With that, drives can go from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. Check out this video:

First 2015 Ford Mustang GT Sells For $300k

First 2015 Ford Mustang GT Sells For $300k

The rights to the very first 2015 Ford Mustang GT was sold to the highest bidder at an auction in Arizona for $300,000.

The final bid was made by Sam Pack, a car collector and Ford Motor Company dealer from Texas, the proceeds of which will go to benefit diabetes support group JDRF.

However obviously the first production 2015 Mustang GT has not even been built yet! The version on display was a pre-production unit if you were wondering.

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This means Pack will still be able to select the colour of the car as well as other options. On top of this, the team involved in the 2015 Mustang’s design and development will sign the car in appreciation of the donation to JDRF.

The new Mustang will initially be offered in three flavours: base V-6, mid-level turbo four and range-topping V-8, with the latter being the Mustang GT you see pictured.

Peak output from its 5.0-liter V-8 will hover somewhere around 420 horsepower and 396 pound-feet of torque.

First 2015 Ford Mustang GT Sells For $300k

First 2015 Ford Mustang GT Sells For $300k

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One Of A Kind Mercedes Up For Auction

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A one of a kind Mercedes supercar is expected to fetch between $1m and $1.3m at auction. The 1,000 bhp Mercedes was custom made for a business man from the United Arab Emirates in 1990 by Mercedes and Lotec, and has been called the Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000.

The supercar only weighs 1,080kg, which is about the same weight as the average supermini. This is because the ‘C’ in the Lotec’s name stands for carbon-fibre, which was used to try and keep the weight as low as possible.

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The C1000 is powered by a 5.6-litre Mercedes V8 to which two Garrett turbochargers are bolted, which makes it 1,000 brake horse power.

It will get from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and flat out will do 268mph. By contrast, the fastest car in the world when it was built in 1990 was the McLaren F1, which could only manage a paltry 140mph.

The C1000’s doors open vertically to reveal a bright red and black carbon-fibre interior. Nice.

Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 Interior