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Thanks heaps to DRAGON for supplying this document - a fantastic piece of literature for number plate nerds. :cool:

I recently came across some plate details from the "The Great Plate Auction" of 1985. I believe this auction was one of the first mass releases by the SA Government of numeric, jubilee and classic name series. The sale consisted of 329 lots, being some 400+ plates and was conducted by Jackman & Treloar on the 10th of October 1985.

I have a copy for auction book and it is quite interesting to see what was released at this time. Here is a list of some of the plates that were up for sale with final prices ranging from $200 to $11,000:

Numeric Series - 3, 6, 9, 14, 18, 26, 27, 35, 40, 46, 47, 48, 53, 54, 57, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72, 75, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 95, 96, 99, 101, 111, 123, 222, 300, 400, 600, 666, 700, 777, 888, 1000, 1234, 2000, 2222, 2468, 6000, 7777, 8000, 8888, 11-111, 30-000, 33-333, 40-000, 44-444, 54-321, 55-555, 60-000, 70-000, 80-000, 90-000, 99-999, 100-000, 123-456, 222-222, 300-000, 444-444, 500-000, 555-555, 600-000, 654-321, 666-666, 700-000, 777-777, 800-000, 888-888, 900-000, 999-999, to name some of the more historic and distinctive numbers.

Classic Name Series (what we would now refer to as custom plates but text as that of the manufacturer) - Alfa Romeo, AUDI, Aston Martin, Austin, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daihatsu, Daimler, Dodge, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford, Holden, Honda, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Jensen, Lamborghini, Lancia, Landrover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, MG, Morgan, Morris, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Peugeot, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Rambler, Renault, Roley, Rolls Royce, Rover, SAAB, Studebaker, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truiumph, Volvo, Volkswagen, VW.

Jubilee Series - 72 s and j series.

Download the entire 45-page booklet as a PDF attached below - or see the individual pages in image form on subsequent posts. :thumbsup:



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