South West Wales

DVLA marks 25 years of personalised registration plates

Joe Calzage with a personalised registration plate Image copyright DVLA
Image caption Joe Calzage with a personalised registration plate which sold for £27,200 in 2008

The DVLA has raised more than £2bn for the Treasury in 25 years of selling personalised registration plates.

To mark the occasion, the Swansea-based agency is holding its 150th auction on Wednesday when several Welsh-themed registration plates will go under the hammer.

Patriotic motorists can get their hands plates including WEL 55H, CY07 MRU and WA11 LES.

Since 1989, the DVLA has sold more than 4.2 million registrations.

Among the Welsh-themed registration plates which have sold for the highest price are W4 LES (£6,000), S10 NED (£7,600) and WEL 5H (£27,200).

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