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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application to Withdraw from Listing and Registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (Drivetime Automotive Group, Inc. (Formerly Known as Ugly Duckling Corporation) 12% Subordinated Debentures (Due 2003) and 11% Subordinated Debentures (Due 2007)) File No. 1-14759

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Drivetime Automotive Group, Inc. (formerly known as Ugly Duckling Corporation), a Delaware corporation (“Issuer”), has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [1] and rule 12d2-2(d) thereunder,[2] to withdraw its 12% Subordinated Debentures (due 2003) and 11% Subordinated Debentures (due 2007) (“Securities”), from listing and registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (“Amex” or “Exchange”).

The Issuer stated in its application that it has met the requirements of Amex rule 18 by complying with all applicable laws in State of Delaware, in which it is incorporated, and with the Amex's rules governing an issuer's voluntary withdrawal of a security from listing and registration.

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Issuer unanimously approved a resolution on November 13, 2002, to withdraw the Issuer's Securities from listing on the Amex. The Board of the Issuer took such action based on the limited trading volume in the Securities and the costs associated with listing its Securities on the Amex. In addition, the Issuer states pursuant to the indentures under which the Securities were issued, it is not required to maintain the listing of its Securities on the Amex.

The Issuer's application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities from listing on the Amex and shall not affect its obligation to be registered under section 12(g) of the Act.[3]

Any interested person may, on or before December 30, 2002, submit by letter to the Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549-0609, facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of the Amex and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[4]

Jonathan G. Katz,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-31399 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]

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