The ultimate registration plate for a wealthy Rolls-Royce owner is set to sell for more than £600,000 this week – a record-breaking figure.
‘RR1’ has been described as “one of the most special” registration plates in the world.
In 1968 it became the most expensive plate when it was sold for a then whopping £4,800.
And 50 years later its value has since soared 12,400 PER CENT and there is expected to be a fierce saleroom battle when is auctioned off by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival in West Sussex on Saturday.
The registration, currently owned by Bentley, has been given a guide price of £500,000 to £600,000, potentially smashing the current auction record for a plate which stands at £518,000.
Ferrari dealer John Collins paid the current record figure for ’25 O’, which is perfect for a number of 1960s Ferraris.
But ‘RR1’ is ideally suited to any Rolls-Royce model.
It is also more valuable than the on-the-road base price of any current Roller, with the new Phantom costing from £360,000.
Toby Wilson, from Bonhams, said: “This is one of the most special and easily identifiable registration plates in the world.
“It evokes the illustrious history of Rolls-Royce, and would be the perfect addition to any Rolls, whether classic or modern.
“It is one of the most exciting pieces of automobilia that I have handled, and should be set to make an impressive world record.”