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Bidders set for number plate auction

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The company responsible for creating personalised number plates in the UK has reported massive interest in an auction of 1,500 unique registrations.

The three-day event begins on September 6 and almost 4,300 individuals have signed up to bid on number plates, DVLA Personalised Registrations revealed.

The Olympic-themed auction is being held at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey, with lot one kicking things off with the 600 A number plate.

Registered bidders get free admission to the Mercedes museum, as well as the chance to experience a free "hot lap" ride around the circuit in a top of the range Mercedes.

Personalised number plates are suitable for new and used cars, although it is illegal to get a plate that makes a car appear younger than it actually is.

DVLA Personalised Registrations' marketing manager, Damian Lawson, said: "Personalised registrations have always proven extremely popular with British motorists and our new stance of holding auctions in venues like Mercedes-Benz World which offer a super day out for all the family is clearly proving a successful formula."

published: 05/09/2012

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