A PAIR of consecutive two-digit number plates are available in a private sale – if you’ve got a spare £300,000 knocking around…
J72 and J73 were advertised in yesterday’s JEP and are only available together.
The seller – who wants to be anonymous as he is selling on behalf of a friend – said that the plates ‘would make a good his-and-hers’ present. He said they expected to hear from a small number of car enthusiasts, and added that if no serious offer was on the table, the number plates would not be sold. The seller is asking for offers over £300,000.
He said: ‘I have never seen two advertised together before and I don’t know if it will come up again.’
The owner of the number plates owned one of the numbers for over 40 years, and bought the second plate recently to complete the set. The J72 plate was auctioned in August 2022.
The seller said that he had not known that the plates needed to be attached to a car until they placed the advert.
For legal reasons, number plates can only be sold attached to a vehicle, so it is common to sell valuable number plates attached to cars or motorbikes of little value.
The J72 number plate was attached to a 1999 Honda Civic 1.6 estate when it was sold in August 2022.