Victorian heritage plate 782 was sold at auction in 2007.
The auction was run by Bonhams & Goodman on 4/03/2007, and was titled ‘Estate of the late Alex Copland’.
The plate sold for $51,980 including buyers premium.
Also sold at the auction was a 1954 Lancia Aurelia coupe, which going by the photos wore the 782 plate.
An article about the auction appeared in the SMH (click here) which made no mention of the number plate, but did mention that Mr Copland previously owned a Ford GT40 and Zagato-bodied Aston Martin DB4 GT. Not bad…
Mercedes-Benz E250 – 22 August 2014 – Heritage Number Plate Spotting
Original heritage plates
1954 Lancia Aurelia coupe
If you know more about Vic 782 please let us know in the comments.