SYR 1A -- recession, what recession?

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  1. C240Sport97

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    The reserve at the DVLA acution for this was £700.

    It went for £20,500 plus VAT (£3587.50) plus buyer's premium at 7.5% (£1537.50) plus VAT on buyer's premium (£269.06) plus £80 assignment fee:

    £25,974.06
     
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    Don't think SYRIA is in recession is it?

    Just France, and nearly England.... with the US about to lose it status as a financial super power....
     
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    That was probably bought as an embassy purchase. Nearly every day I walk past a black Merc with ZIM 1 parked outside Zimbabwe House in the Strand.
     
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    With UK PLC's taking from that they'll be able buy 1000's of failed banks if they all go for £1
     
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    Thought that the embassies got given their plates?
     
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    okay, so I've never bought a private plate and I guess I don't know the drill.. but "buyers premium"? isn't that called "the price"?

    dave
     
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    Plus "CD" :rolleyes:
     
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    I'll stick my neck out and say that the reserve was far too low! A plate that spells something as easily as that, let alone the name of a country, would obviously be worth quite a bit more than £700.

    A lot of the plate dealers ask more than that for Irish plates like 'XIL/DIL/IUZ 1234 etc'

    Will
     
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    it's the auction fee


    diplomatic cars are 3 numbers D 3 numbers

    one of the pair of 3 numbers identifies the country
     
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    All that money and you don't even get the (physical) plates to go with it!
     
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    True I know that bit, but I believe that plates like ZIM 1 (Zimbabwe), AUS 1 (Australia), JAM 1 (Jamaica), CAN 1 (Canada) etc were given to the embassies for use by the High Commisioners...

    The nnn D nnn plates are for Diplomats and then they have nnn X nnn plates for other staff (non-diplomatic) IIRC.

    The first set of numbers also identifies the Embassy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country_codes_on_British_diplomatic_vehicle_registration_plates (okay I know it's Wikipedia...)
     
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    Agreed...for a plate like that it should have been at least a million barrels of oil a day for eternity!:devil: :D
     
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