Got a thing for private number plates and big football tournaments? The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) may have the perfect plate for you.
The number plate – WC66 ENG – is a reference to England winning the World Cup and has been released almost exactly 50 years since the day, in which West Germany was beaten 4-2 on the 22nd of July, 1966.
It is being auctioned by the DVLA as lot 1,368 and is likely to fetch a pretty penny during the three-day auction at the Morgan car manufacturer factory in Malvern from the 20th of July, 2016.
“We wanted to commemorate England’s World Cup win of 1966 in some way and then, after researching the possibilities, we discovered the WC66 ENG new-style combination was available,” said Adam Griffiths of DVLA Personalised Registrations. “Hopefully, it will find its way to a fan.”
Other private number plates will go under the hammer, including NES 511E (for Loch Ness hunters), ART 115T (for art lovers), DR12 AKE (for pop artists called Drake) and FL11 OYD for anyone with the name Floyd or a fan of Pink Floyd.
Other names include GR11 ACE (£250), AD11 AMS (£400), KEN 11X (£300) and LE11 NON (£700). On a car-related note, buyers can go for 928 JM (£2,200), P911 FLY (£250) and 205 WRC (£1,200).
As for those wanting to show support for France after the recent terrorist attacks, there’s FR14 NCE. Yours for an estimated £700. Head to DVLA Registrations to check out what’s available.
Geoff Hurst became the first and still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. England has only won the World Cup once, while Germany has won it three times, the last of which was against Argentina in 1990.