Heritage number plates from Victoria sell for a stunning $830,000 at auction
- Number plate bearing only the number ’96’ sold at online auction for $830,000
- Victorian Heritage plate sold to collector last week by the company Shannons
- The previous owner had plates for 40 years when they were first made in 1910
A Victorian Heritage licence plate bearing only the number ’96’ has sold for a whopping $830,000 at an online auction.
The two digit number plates were driven $100,000 over the original asking price after they sold last week to a collector at an autumn auction by the company Shannons.
Shannons national auctions manager Christophe Boribon said he was ‘ecstatic’ to see the selling price of the legacy plates.
Victorian Heritage umber plate bearing only the number ’96’ sold at online auction for $830,000 (pictured)
‘As a rule of thumb, the lower the number, the more valuable,’ Mr Boribon told NCA.
‘Unless it’s got a sequence of numbers that’s appealing to various buyers – 88, 22, 11, and so on – or round numbers, like 10, 20 or 30.’
Mr Boribon said Victorian plates with the numbers 14, 15 and 16 that were sold for $75,000 in 1998 are now worth $1.5million since there can only be 90 double-digit plates per state.
The previous owner of the exclusive ’96’ plates owned them for around 40 years after they were first issued around 1910.
A record was set in 2017 when a set of NSW plates with the number 4 sold for $2.45m.
A record was set in 2017 when a set of NSW plates with the number 4 sold for $2.45m (pictured: Victorian number plate with only the number 1)