Essex motorists to bid for plate

County-proud motorists from Essex could be involved in a bidding war when a particular personalised number plate goes under the hammer.

Registration plate ESS 3X, which has a reserve price of £900, is among the lots being auctioned on Wednesday at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester in Northamptonshire by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

DVLA marketing manager Damian Lawson said: "A lot of people are naturally very proud of their local roots.

"There can't be many regions in the UK which lend themselves to a personalised plate quite like Essex and fortunately ESS 3X is ideal."

B007 HAM, EL10 OTT, H15 DOG, N47 URE, SO10 MON and 0007 BND are among the other registration plates up for auction.

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