An electrician from Deanshanger, near Milton Keynes, added an extra bit of spark to the DVLA Personalised Registrations spring auction, by investing £14,600 in HA12 PER.
Mark Harper, 52, seized his moment during the three day auction held near Daventry and bought what he believed to be the perfect family heirloom and, at the same time, grabbed an ideal opportunity to help advertise his family-named business, Harper Electrical Services.
Mr Harper said: “As a family, we all love our personalised registrations and when I read that HA12 PER was being auctioned, I just knew I had to have it. That said, I really didn’t believe I would be in with a chance to buy it as I expected it to fetch a far higher premium, especially because of rumours suggesting the Beckhams would be bidding for their daughter, Harper!”
He added: “The registration will go a long way to help support all the advertising I do surrounding my business.”