DE11 BOY plate 'to fetch £3,000'

A number plate inspired by Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter is among the personalised registrations set to go under the hammer next week.

The perfect plate for any fan of Only Fools and Horses, DE11 BOY is expected to sell for more than £3,000 at Down Hall Country House Hotel near Bishops Stortford.

It is one of 1,500 registrations due to be auctioned in the sale, with other highlights including EA57 END, which has a reserve price of £1,000.

But the highest bids are likely to be attracted by 36 O, the ideal registration for Ferrari 360 owners. The number plate is expected to reach up to £10,000, suggesting that the lucky bidder might be looking for a cheapcar insurance deal to offset the cost.

DVLA spokesman Damian Lawson said: "These two plates are proving hugely popular with immense interest from potential buyers already surrounding them.

"DE11 BOY stems from our hugely successful 11-series of registrations released for sale last year and while it is unsuitable to sit on a Reliant three-wheeler, it would look terrific on any car registered on our roads from March 1 this year."

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