The DVLA is celebrating 30 years of personalised registration mark sales this year, with 6 million being sold over the years. Since the first auction in 1989, which had a modest 74 lots on offer at Christie’s London. The initiative has brought in around £2 billion for the treasury. With £116 million raised just last year alone.

While the most expensive registration thus far being 25 O, which sold for an eye watering £400,000 in 2014. Auctions now happen with ever more frequency at a variety venues.

So if you find a spare half a million down the back of the sofa, pop along to next one – you might get lucky. Or take a look online – you never know what’ll take your fancy.