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Qld Number Plate – Q9

The ninth number plate issued in Queensland was Q9. According to the List of motor owners in Queensland published in 1923, Q9 was owned by Victor W Croston of Milton Road, Auchenflower.  The vehicle type was a “Hup”. Images: Toyota LandCruiser – 16 August 2010 – Aussie Exotics

Qld Number Plate – Q7

The seventh number plate to be issued in Queensland was Q7. It was first issued in 1921 to George H. Perry of Windermere Road, Hamilton.  The plate was fitted to a Wolsley. The plate was sold in 1985 at The Great Qld Plate Auction where it achieved a price of $12,000. In 2015 the plate was offered again via a bankrupt…
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Qld Q Plates – 4 digits and higher

Queensland’s heritage plates are commonly referred to as ‘Q Plates‘. This page contains all of the 4 digit and higher Q plates which have been featured on the Heritage Number Plate Spotting Facebook page as well as our new qplates.com.au page. The date shown is the date the photo was posted on the page, which…
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3 digit Q plates

Queensland’s heritage plates are commonly referred to as ‘Q Plates’. This page contains all of the 3 digit Q plates which have been featured on the Heritage Number Plate Spotting Facebook page as well as our new qplates.com.au page. The date shown is the date the photo was posted on the page, which may not…
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Qld Number Plate – Q4

The fourth number plate issued in Queensland was Q4. The last reported sale (that we know of) for this plate was at The Great Qld Plate Auction back in 1985, where it sold for $13,000. Q4 was first registered in 1921 to a Ford owned by John Thurlow & Sons Ltd, of Alice Street in Albion….
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Qld number plate – Q8

All single digit Q plates are special, but after Q1, the second most desirable plate would likely be Q8. Q8 was purchased at the original Great Qld Plate Auction for $12,500 in 1985. More recently, in 2013, it was sold at the Great Qld Plate Auction III for $220,000.  This was well below estimates of…
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Qld Number Plate – Q3

Q3 was the third number plate issued in Queensland. In 2005 both Q2 and Q3 were offered at the PPQ auction, which was held at the Brisbane Motor Show on the 9th of February. Neither plate sold, but the bidding was still quite strong. Q3 was passed in at $270,000 and Q2 was passed in at…
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Single letter Qld number plates

After heritage plates, commonly known in Queensland as ‘Q Plates’, the most expensive and sought after number plates are those containing a single letter. There are 26 such plates (obviously!) and we’re doing our best to put together a list of photos showing all of the plates in use. If you have a photo of…
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Qld Number Plate – Q1

Q1 would be the most famous number plate in Queensland. It is owned by Stefan (Steve) Ackerie, of the Stefan Hair empire. Stefan purchased Q1 at the 1985 Great Qld Plate Auction for $100,000 and has retained ownership ever since. The plate has been seen on a range of cars over the years including a Porsche…
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