AJ1 achieves a hammer total of £243,000!

The historic North Yorkshire vehicle registration sold during our Prestige Number Plate Auction on Thursday 27th June in Belfast.

The historic North Yorkshire vehicle registration number AJ1 has been sold at auction, achieving a remarkable hammer total of £243,000.

North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (PFCC) sold the right of assignment of the vehicle registration number during a Prestige Number Plate Auction at Wilsons Auctions Belfast on 27th June. This was the first time the vehicle registration has ever been sold since it was first registered on 6th December 1907, having been used by the police force for over 100 years.

The money realised at the auction will be returned to North Yorkshire PFCC and invested into the local community through two projects. The first will help to support work improving the Memorial Garden in the middle of North Yorkshire Police Headquarters at Alverton Court and the second will see investment in the community road safety with a new ‘AJ1 Project’ fund.

Speaking of the number plate’s success, auctioneer John Ardill said, “This was a fantastic outcome for the sale of this very unique number plate. The auction received a lot of attention across the UK and there was an electric atmosphere in the auction hall on the night with a great mix of physical, phone and online bids. We are thrilled to have achieved £243,000 for North Yorkshire PFCC with proceeds being used across two very worthwhile causes.”

AJ1 featured alongside a number of unique entries from police forces, government departments and more, with the auction taking place at Wilsons Auctions’ Belfast branch.

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