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Selling a classic separate from its number plate

My father in0law passed away, leaving us his beloved Riley RM from 1954, which he'd had since 1963. It's a 1500cc in running condition, with its original interior in fair condition. It also has its original number plate which we are told is an old Swindon registration where the car is still today.

Sadly we do not have a garage to keep it, so I would be grateful if you could give us an idea of its value. Would we be better off selling the registration separately? If yes, how would we go about doing that? What's the best way to advertise/sell the car to ensure it goes to a good home?

Asked on 21 June 2016 by Alain

Answered by Honest John
The best thing you can do with this is enter it into a Classic Car auction. I like www.historics.co.uk because they are nice people and are local to me at Brooklands. But there are also H&H, Bonhams, Barons (at Sandpown Park), Silverstone Auctions, Anglia car auctions, Brightwells (in Leominster) and more. The auctioneers will advise a suitable reserve price. Our auction news is here: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/news/auction-news/
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