The DVLA Auctions are hugely popular with those seeking their perfect ‘private plate’ and the next auction will be coming our way from 18th September. On offer will be no less than 1,250 different registration numbers across all three days of the auction and while some will doubtless command huge prices, there are certain to be plenty of bargains to be had.
The best way to get ahead of the game is to carefully check the catalogue and see exactly what is on offer. This can easily be done by visiting the Official DVLA Live Auction site and downloading the catalogue. The registrations available on Day One of the auction involves Lots 1 to 427 and consist of plates beginning with A to I. Day Two involves Lots 428 to 846 (plates beginning with J to P) and Day Three will be offering Lots 847 to 1,250 with plates starting with R to Y.
This auction will be held at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe and comprises registrations which have never before been issued with reserve prices ranging from £250 to £2,500. These registrations are only available to purchase directly from the DVLA at this particular auction and the best way to get what you want is to be there in person. Nevertheless if you are unable to attend, there are other ways in which you can place a bid.
Once registered with the Official DVLA Live Auction site (just enter ‘DVLA auctions’ into Google), you let them know which lot you are interested in and a bidding clerk will contact you shortly before your lot is due. He will then keep you up to date with the bidding activity for that particular lot and you can increase your bid accordingly depending upon how much you can realistically afford.
Once registered with the Official DVLA Live Auction site, you can check out all the different lots as they go under the hammer. You will see the registration on your screen along with the current price, plus you can look at the live webcam at the auction itself. To bid on a registration, just click on the ‘Start Bidding’ button and you can choose to increase the price by £50, £100, £200, £500 and £1000. You choose your own bidding increment.