7. '1 D': £352,000
According to sources this plate was bought with no connection to the famous boy band 1 Direction. Instead this plate was acquired by a Lebanese businessman, Nabil Bishara, in Warwickshire. The estimated value is thought to have soared since it was first bought.
6. 'M 1': £331,500
In 2006 the M 1 number plate was sold at auction for £331,500 by mobile phone mogul Mike McCoomb who claimed it was for his 10 year old son. The plate was sold to raise money for Tatton Park in Cheshire.
5. 'VIP 1': £285,000
Once placed on the Pope-mobile while visiting Ireland, this number plate was bought and owned by Roman Abramovich, the Russian oil billionaire and Chelsea FC owner.