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'Lucky' number plate set to sell for thousands

The number plate 1 PRO is set to sell for thousands of pounds on eBay. Credit: eBay

A "truly special" number plate, previously owned by former world snooker champion Ray Reardon, is set to sell for thousands of pounds at auction.

The bidding on the number plate, which has the registration number 1 PRO, currently stands at nearly £60,000 on eBay.

Reardon bought the number plate after he won the 1974 World Snooker Championship and went on to own it for nearly 30 years, according to the item's description.

The six-time world champion apparently sold it to the current owner in 2004 and included a signed letter wishing him "all the best".

The current owner says: "It brought him a lot of good fortune and since I've owned the plate I too have done extremely well in life and in business. Perhaps it's just a lucky plate for whoever owns it."

Freddie Mercury's Rolls-Royce sold for £74,600

A Rolls-Royce once driven by former Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury has been snapped up at auction for £74,600 - six times over its guide price.

Lot 331 at auctioneers Coys, Freddie Mercury's Silver Shadow Rolls-Royce Credit: PA Wire/Coys

The 1974 Silver Shadow only has 62,000 miles on the clock despite being used by the singer between 1979 and 1991. The car is heading to an unnamed Russian businessman who sealed the deal in a telephone bid.

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