Feast your mince pies on these! Those cheeky chappies at the DVLA have some personalised number plates to tempt fans of the much-loved BBC comedy show Only Fools and Horses.

Two of the star attractions at the DVLA Personalised Registrations auction next week would be of special interest to legendary Cockney wheeler dealer Derek "Del Boy" Trotter (made famous by actor David Jason).

DE11 BOY and EA57 END will go under the hammer on 28 September, with reserve prices of £3,000 and £1,000 respectively. As the DVLA's Damian Lawson put it: "These two plates are proving hugely popular with immense interest from potential buyers already surrounding them."

You could say that the Del Boy plate is the perfect follow-up to the DVLA's eagerly anticipated launch of 11 series registrations in December 2010. You don't have to be a fast talker like Del Boy to enumerate all the possibilities offered by putting that "ll" combination on personalised number plates.

The three-day auction isn't taking place in Peckham, but in the much more upmarket surroundings of the Down Hall Country House Hotel, near Bishop's Stortford. Even if you're not a fan of Only Fools and Horses there will be plenty of other tempting lots on offer.

The "star" registration next week, with a reserve of a cool £10,000, will be 36 O. Or you could take a punt on the Number of the Beast with the 666 A plate (reserve price £3,000).

What about Lord Coe, a man with two Olympic gold medals and the chairman of the Olympic organising committee for the 2012 Olympics? Surely the perfect thanks from a grateful nation would be to buy him those distinctive BO55 COE personalised number plates.

That way, we'll be all able to spot him as London comes to a grinding halt during the inevitable Olympic traffic jams next summer. Let's be realistic -- Seb will be taking a helicopter, won't he?

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