The number plate, yours for £1million
The X1 number plate is up for grabs and was one of the first issued in the UK. First doled out in 1903 by Northumberland City Council to the chairman of a Tynemouth committee that helped get rid of the law that limited cars to just 4mph.
This law, known as 'red flag', required someone to walk in front of a car holding a red flag to warn others of the car’s presence. It sounds ludicrous, as did the cars themselves no doubt.
And now, this historic number plate is up for sale by Regtransfers and will be sold in an online auction. It is expected that it'll go in advance of a million and will become the UK’s most expensive number plate ever by some distance (the previous record was £375,000 for the reg, F1).