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'007' number plate sells for record breaking price!

A Guernsey resident won the battle to buy the new (number-only) States of Guernsey registration, ‘007’, in a recent auction.

'007' number plate sells for record breaking price!

The buyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought it for a whopping £240,000! This falls short of the UK record set by the sale of 25 O which sold for £518,000 last year. However, this is believed to be a new record in Guernsey.

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On the 9th September, the auctioneers at Martel Maides auction house were amazed to see the price go up and up after estimating the value at £60,000. It far exceeded their expectations!

'007’ or ‘James bond’ are household names that are known across the world, so no wonder the popularity of this number is so high. The silver grey Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most famous cars driven by James Bond (Sean Connery) in the film Goldfinger, and the car was sold at auction in 2006 for £1.9 million!

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One bidder at the Guernsey auction said he was thinking about renting out his own Aston Martin for the day, adorned with the ‘007’ number plate, so that over time he might make the cost back. However, he decided to withdraw at £200,000, concerned that there could be copyright problems from Eon Productions who are the producers of the James Bond film franchise.

The upcoming 24th official James Bond movie, Spectre, will be released in UK cinemas on 26th October. Agent 007, played by Daniel Craig, will of course be driving an Aston Martin, but the villains have to look good too! 3 angry Anglo cars featured in the film are all British Jaguar Land Rover products. JLR were kind enough to release on-set photos of the Jaguar C-X75 concept car, Range Rover Sport SVR and the big-tyre Defenders starring in Spectre. Kind of fitting when the brands tagline is currently “Good to be Bad”.

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James Bond inspired UK number plates:

  • JM58 OND
  • JB07 BND
  • OO07 BND
  • OOO 7
  • 130 ND
  • 80 ND
  • OO07 SPY
  • JB07 SPY
  • CA11 SPY
  • SO10 SPY
  • DB10 JBB
  • JB07 OND
  • M38 OND
  • J113 OND
  • JB08 OND
  • B13 OND
  • MR08 OND
  • DB10 BND
  • YE51 SPY
  • TH15 SPY
  • H17 SPY
  • DB 55
  • BAD 30Y
  • AST 11N
  • A5 TON

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