DVLA wants C to stand for colossal

DVLA wants C to stand for colossal

The DVLA hopes the new registration '250 C' will fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds when it goes on sale this week.

The Agency's Personalised Registrations live sale begins on Wednesday and lasts for three days, during which 1,600 lots will be up for auction.

And the registration 250 C is expected to be worth a great deal of money, after a sale last year saw '250 L' and '25 O' sell for £648,000 between them.

A Ferrari enthusiast bought the pair for his 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso and 250 SWB. The latter, once owned by guitarist Eric Clapton was the first personalised registration to be bought for more than £500,000 in Britain.

DVLA Personalised Registrations events manager Jody Davies says it is hard to predict how much lots will make, but admits he and his colleagues are excited about the prospects for the 250 C registration.

It would look superb on one of the most valuable Ferrari models, the 250GT California. One such model became the fifth most expensive car ever to be bought at an auction when it went for a staggering £12.1 million earlier this month.

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