SW1 number plates expected to hit £1m
With history being made in London SW1 for a Brexit deal, no-deal or referendum, car owners have a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of SW1 history.
Two unique number plates SW1and 1SW which are on retention are being sold at the COYS True Greats Christmas Auction on 4 December at the Royal Horticultural Halls and could sell for up to £180,000.
Also on sale, is a number plate '1 IOU' which may remind some bidders of their pre-Christmas obligations. This unique number plate has a guide price of £20,000 -£25,000.
Nick Wells, Senior Auction Director at Coys said, 'With the increasing value and benefits of rare number plates being cherished among collectors, now is arguably the ideal time to add to your investments with some of these transferable registration marks.
'Not only that but with what is currently happening in parliament, and the fact that the auction in SW1, these number plates could have their own place in history.'
He added, 'This annual Christmas sale will also see classics like a 1938 BMW 328 Roadster, a 1960 Mercedes 220SE Ponton Cabriolet and a 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante going under the hammer.'
The BMW 328 really is one of the great driving pre-war cars, often considered to equal many of the post war sports cars for their handling and speed. The bodywork is finished in white featuring contrasting elegant cream dials. The car is complete with a UK registration document and also a FIVA passport. The estimate is £250,000.
The Mercedes 220SE was first registered in 1960 and is one of the only 17 producing Right hand drive format. It has been with its current owner for 30 years after he purchased the car from the previous long term owner, a retired Army officer in West London. The bodywork has been restored and refinished in its original shade of Mittelblau (blue), the wood and chrome refinished. Estimate £100,000- £130,000.
Other cars being auctioned are:
• 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante – Estimate £200,000- £250,000
• 1974 Ferrari Dino – Estimate £190,000- £230,000
• 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina'- Estimate £100,000- £120,000
• 1959 Facel Vega HK 500 – Estimate £50,000- £70,000
• 1958 Fiat 600 Multipla – Estimate £35,000- £40,000
• 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale – Estimate £100,000- £120,000
Place: The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW
Date: 04 Dec 2018