Like a number of other quality heritage plates (such as Vic 16), the 40 plate has adorned more than one Ferrari.

The latest public information shows that the plate was purchased by property developer Colin De Lutis prior to 2007 for in excess of $200,000.

The same report states that De Lutis had started searching for a single digit heritage plate.  With only nine such plates available it would not be an easy task.

The previous owner of Vic 40 was Barry Fitzgerald.  He traded up by purchasing Vic 17 for over $250,000 from none other than Sam Newman.

Pictures:

Victoria 40 number plate

Ferrari 458 spider – 20 June 2014 – Heritage Number Plate Spotting

Vic 40 Number Plate

Ferrari 458 Italia – 9 April 2014 – Heritage Number Plate Spotting

Vic 40 - Red Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458 Italia – 28 November 2013 – @heritageplates on Instagram

Vic 40 - Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458 Italia – 14 October 2013 – Aussie Exotics

Vic 40 - Ferrari

Ferrari 458 Italia – 14 May 2011 – Tom Fraser

Vic 40 heritage plate

Ferrari 458 Italia – 9 December 2011 – Plate Shed

Vic 40 - Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430 Spider – 15 February 2010 – Aussie Exotics

Vic Plate 40 - Ferrari 430

Ferrari F430 Spider – 14 February 2010 – Aussie Exotics

Vic 40 - Ferrari Spider

Ferrari F430 Spider – 14 February 2010 – Aussie Exotics

References:

“Nine Network celebrity Sam Newman sold his VIC 17 plate for more than $250,000 to McDonald’s franchise owner Barry Fitzgerald, who sold VIC 40 to millionaire property developer Colin De Lutis for more than $200,000.

18 December 2011 – Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/plate-owners-register-a-protest-as-counterfeiters-play-an-illegal-numbers-game-20111217-1p00a.html

“Nine Network celebrity Sam Newman sold his VIC 17 plate for more than $250,000 to McDonald’s franchise owner Barry Fitzgerald, who sold VIC 40 to millionaire property developer Colin De Lutis for more than $200,000. Mr De Lutis is now in the market for an elusive single-digit plate.”

20 January 2007 – Source: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/step-up-to-the-plate/2007/01/19/1169095981258.html

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