Rare 'UK 6' number plate on auction in Northamptonshire for estimated £45,000

A rare single-number licence plate that has not been on sale for over 50 years will be at auction in Northamptonshire next week.

Friday, 22nd June 2018, 12:18 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd June 2018, 12:28 pm
"UK 6" will be auctioned off in Northamptonshire next week for an estimated 45,000.

The number plate "UK6" will be sold at Whittlebury auctioneers Humbert & Ellis Ltd on June 28 at 11am and is expected to go for over £45,000.

It was first issued by the UK government in 1910 - just seven years after number plates were first introduced - and has been in private ownership for over fifty years.

Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert said: "The market in private and cherished number plates is very much on the up and we have high hopes for this quintessentially British number plate.

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"It has both a United Kingdom attribution and a very low single number and such an early and historic plate too."

On the day, the firm is also offering "1RAN" for an estimated £40,000.

Humbert & Ellis recently sold the license plate "TAX1" for £92,000.