Did you know more than a quarter of UK motorists give their car a name?
Did you know more than a quarter of motorists give their car a name?
New research has suggested that more than one in four UK motorists has given their car a name.
In fact, some 28% of drivers give their car a name and among some of the most popular choices are Doris, Dave, Henry, Betsy and the Beast, according to a DVLA survey.
The research shows that women are almost twice as likely to name their car as men (65% and 35% respectively), while the most common age range who do this is people between 55 and 64.
The DVLA says some of the personalised registrations it sells match the names given to vehicles.
Some examples of personalised include DOR 1S which went for £6,800 in September 1990 and HEN 2Y which was bought for £6,300 in June 2005.
The UK licence plate BR17 NEY, will be available with a reserve price of £700 in the next DVLA auction which starts on July 18.
Justin Kavanagh is a recognised leader in automotive intelligence and vehicle data supply to the entire motor industry. He has almost 20 years experience in building systems from the ground up. As the Managing Director of Vehicle Management System, he understands the need and importance of trustworthy and reliable vehicle history and advice to both the trade and the public.
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