- The licence ‘TAX 1’ one of the rarest and most sought after of DVLA plates
- Has been in private ownership for 40 years and is now going up for auction
- Sale will take place on takes place on Thursday, February 22
A car number plate that spells out the word ‘TAXI’ has emerged for sale for £100,000.
The rare DVLA licence is highly sought-after by taxi owners, accountants and tax experts.
It has been in private ownership for almost 40 years but is now going up for auction at Humbert & Ellis Auctioneers in Whittlebury, Northamptonshire.
The licence plate ‘TAX 1’ is one of the rarest and most sought after of the DVLA number plates.
Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert is expecting a lot of interest in the plate when it goes up for sale.
He said: ‘Number plates with the lowest number of ‘1’always attract a premium and the letters that spell the word ‘TAX’, while ordinarily instilling fear in the hearts of most, will be highly sought after by tax experts, accountants or indeed taxi company owners.
‘This number plate is available now and only now and could go into private ownership for another 40 years so this represents a real one-off investment opportunity for this rarest of UK number plates.’
The sale takes place on February 22.