Vehicle Registration Number 'S5' on retention V778 certificate

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Lot 1
Vehicle Registration Number 'S5' on retention V778 certificate

Sold for £ 270,300 (US$ 348,177) inc. premium
Vehicle Registration Number 'S5' on retention V778 certificate

*Over 30 years in current ownership
*Fifth registration issued in Edinburgh
*Desirable single-letter, single-number combination


Footnotes

  • One of a sequence issued by Edinburgh Borough Council, commencing in December 1903, 'S 5' is the fifth registration issued on the first day and therefore is of some significance in the history of motoring in Scotland. Believed to have been on a Rolls-Royce previously, 'S 5' has been in the vendor's possession for more than 30 years, appearing on a series of Porsche 911s (13 over a 25-year period) and latterly on Audi A6 Estates.

    Held on DVLA V778 Retention Certificate

    Before bidding on Lot 1, interested parties should make themselves aware of the DVLA's rules and regulations regarding the transfer of vehicle registration numbers. Bidders are also reminded that it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to check any details of the V750 or V778 document before bidding. The winning bidder must supply Bonhams Automobilia Department with their 'Nominee' details immediately following their payment for the lot, so the form can be sent to the DVLA by the seller and changed accordingly. When the change has been done and the form has been forwarded to Bonhams and then onward to the buyer it is most important that they ensure that the registration number is assigned to an age appropriate vehicle within 1 month of the date of receipt of the signed and completed V778 listing their nominee details.
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Vehicle Registration Number 'S5' on retention V778 certificate
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