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  • Selling a Private Number Plate
  • andyg1966
    Full Member

    My elderly mum has given up her car (after writing it off in a flood!) . The car is now gone and I have the private plate on a retention certificate.

    Its a P1 xxx number and I think could be worth £5000+ (brokers are asking £10k for R1 numbers)

    There is a McLaren P1 so i think its desirable.

    Any thoughts on the best way to advertise?  FB marketplace (Ha Ha) and gumtree are free.  I can’t see easily what ebay fees are.

    Thanks 🙂

    dooosuk
    Free Member

    I’d be joining some McLaren (if there are any) or Pistonheads forums and advertising there if you really think that route is a goer.

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    If I’m reading it right there is only one P1 on the roads in the UK at the moment (plus 10 SORNd) so fairly slim chance that the “xxx” of the plate matches the owner’s initials 😂

    fossy
    Full Member

    The last 3 letters could be ‘interesting’

    P1 SSD ?

    thepurist
    Full Member

    There’s a “rent a supercar” club called the P1 club – worth asking them?

    https://p1international.carsonmotability.co.uk/p1-international-%E2%80%93-supercar-club-enquiry-form

    woodster
    Full Member

    There are many R1 motorbikes, but not many P1 cars (especially relative to the number of P1 plates) and of course the last 3 digits are very important for value. I’d definitely lower your expectations significantly, generally prefix style 5 digit plates aren’t particularly valuable unless they are really special. Worth getting Regtransfers to give you a value as they list it on your behalf anyway, but beware they often inflate values to get you to list with them and it could take years to find a buyer. If you want a quick sale Collecting cars do plate auctions.

    Be sure when selling not to give people a photo of the V750/V778 number/document since they can use that to assign the plate to themselves without any other info needed so scammers will often try to get one.

    andyg1966
    Full Member

    Not sure why I’m being cautious about revealing the plate, since as soon as I advertise I’m revealing it.

    Its  P1 ROS

    Fully aware about the revealing too much about the V778 as it can be easily used.

    5lab
    Full Member

    Collecting cars allow you to auction off number plates. I very much doubt you’d get more than £500 for your plate though, unless you happen to find a p1 owner with those initials. The 10k listings on brokers last for decades at a time with no bites.

    This site has hundreds of p1 plates for £408

    https://www.swiftreg.co.uk/private-number-plate-type/prefix-style/p1

    tthew
    Full Member

    This site has hundreds of p1 plates for £408

    5 Grand to 408 quid?

    That’s a P1SSR

    argee
    Full Member

    P1 ROS, might be worth hunting around for ginger hungarians?

    TiRed
    Full Member

    If it’s NGU, the penguin house at London Zoo would be a good bet 🤣

    hels
    Free Member

    I did some research into this, my almost new car had a vanity plate.  Value estimates were £650 ish apart from one insane company that said thousands.  T29RAT.  In the end I listed with the company with second largest number of reviews on trustpilot as they had the clearest billing structure, most were super extra vague on charges which always makes me sus.

    I keep meaning to put something on pistonheads for the rat car crowd thanks for the remind!

    hels
    Free Member

    Oh yeah and one company said it would sell for £650 and offered me £130 for it! So high incidence of chancers in the business.

    tillydog
    Free Member
    kerley
    Free Member

    The local newspaper is coming round to take a photo of me, where is my dressing gown.

    Rich_s
    Full Member

    Its P1 ROS

    Sadly, I think your main market passed away relatively recently.

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    mulv1976
    Free Member

    Sorry to be a pessimist, but I’d be seriously looking at adjusting your expectations if you think it’s worth £5k

    When I was selling my dad’s plate “D6 ALF” there were some similar plates that were up for sale at £3k+ on some of the bigger selling sites. Great, I though so I put it up for £2.5k.  Then after no interest £2k, then £1.5k. Still no takers. Eventually got an offer for £800 so snapped their hand off.

    I think some of the prices on those sites are crazy and also will never sell at those prices IMO

    DrP
    Full Member

    Am I missing something here? There’s hundreds of P1 plates on the DVLA webite, all for £499..

    DrP

    thepurist
    Full Member

    I wonder if that Daily Post story had a happy ending?

    mrchrist
    Full Member

    local Asda notice board. 

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