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Old 24th August 2009, 04:12   #211
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WOW people here actually do give a damn about VIP numbers.

Have had all my cars in VIP numbers ever since i can remember
which included my first Safari with the number plate 100 and indigo with the number plate 10

and now includes the following
Skoda Laura - 1
Optra - 2
Optra Magnum - 6390 (on my younger brothers special request which signifies his birthday 6th march 1990)

One more to come soon.
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Old 24th August 2009, 14:58   #212
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Had and have all of my car numbers as per my needs. here are a few, Lancer was 55 , ML-2255, 280CDI -8655, Caddy -3355, RR-7500 All my cars have 55 ending or just 5's there.
A couple of my friends cars M5 -666, SLK 350-7, Bmw645ci -7, S65 Amg - 7, S600 - 2, S65 Amg- 1, Toyota celica- 8888, S 320- 8888
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Whats the pricing for a VIP number in Navi Mumbai RTO? Anyone?
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Old 25th August 2009, 16:55   #214
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This question is for all those people who have paid quite huge sums to get a VIP number and sold their cars. I would like to know the amount of premuim (in % terms at least) that these cars have been able to command. Also were people keen on buying the car simply because of the VIP number. Lastly was the money paid to get the no worth it?
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My first car number is 0682 and wanted to either 0682 or 0683 for my Bolero to maintain a series. But I needed to pay 5K for that which I thought was absolutely useless.

OT: All those who pay obscene amounts to get a particular number also change their names or add alphabets towards their numerological beliefs.
IMO, paying good money for just some number is rubbish. People who change spellings of their names also probably get some weird numbers for their vehicles. What's the point?

Of course the RTOs have found this to be a smart source of revenue. Good for them!
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Old 27th August 2009, 18:16   #216
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Ive never had or will have a VIP number. maybe cuz im just a normal guy and not a VIP
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Default 7.26 lakhs for a fancy number!!!

KL-01-AX-01 number auctioned yesterday at Trivandrum RTO for 7.26 lakhs. It was for an Audi. This is the highest auction amount in Kerala for a fancy number. Around 10 people were present for the auction.

KL-01-AX-09,08,07 are for auction coming week and 50 guys already registered for these numbers.

Are keralites so much crazy about fancy numbers!!
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Old 12th January 2010, 11:52   #218
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Wasn't the AK-47 taken for a huge sum as well - It think it was a KL-07 registration (don't remember clearly..).
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so the record got bettered now ,KL-01-AW-1 for a Merc S320 was auctioned for 7 lakhs

Any idea which Audi?, i think most probably it will be a Q7


KL-01-AK-47 was auctioned for 3.5 lakhs,car was a toyota camry

but the last thing i heard about the camry is its now a complete loss after it rear ended a trailer at cochin.
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Old 12th January 2010, 12:52   #220
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how do we go about obtaining vintage numbers like DLE 1 etc..
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I had single number on my Hyundai Accent bought sometime in 2004.
The Number was '6' (in Chennai). I had to pay Rs.25000 for this single number and the allotment letter comes from the Transport ministry. One has to buy a car and register in this number within 3 months from the date of number allotment, otherwise you will lose the number and money.
I dont know what is present proceedure and rate to get a single number in chennai?
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@nairrk - Last i heard was if the number of choice is from the current running series, its 15k. If it is a new series its 25k.

This could be wrong, as I last checked this quite a while ago.
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In August 2009, Government of Delhi has stopped issuance of Fancy numbers.

Any update, did they have started issuing fancy number again or not?
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In Kerala you have to first pay 2k for booking a fancy number. If more people opt for the same number then it will go for auction. 2K is non refundable.
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Default Fancy Numbers Price Increased in Karnataka

If you’re keen on some specific numbers like 9999, 4545, 111 for your vehicle, you will have to pay three times the existing fee in Karnataka. The transport department has hiked the fee for fancy numbers by up to 300%.
Vehicle owners will have to shell out a whopping Rs 75,000 for cars and public transport vehicles for numbers of their choice. The existing fee is Rs 25,000. Even two-wheelers have not been spared.


There are two series — running and advanced — in this category. The number allotted within the running alphabet, say M, N, MA, and P is termed a running-series number. A number given out of the running series by opening a new series is called the advanced series.
The changes will make fancy numbers under running series as costly as Rs 6,000 for two-wheelers, Rs 20,000 for cars and Rs 30,000 for other vehicles. Getting a number of your choice under advanced series will be rather expensive — for two-wheelers, the fee is Rs 25,000 and for cars and public transport vehicles, it’s Rs 75,000.
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