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Old 20th June 2012, 13:37   #466
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Now here is something interesting:

Registration Number = CH01 AN 0001
Vehicle to be registered = Land Cruiser (98 lakhs)
Amount paid for registration number = 17 Lakhs (against reserve price of Rs 25,000)

Can you beat that?

This has been paid by a farmer cum industrialist in Mohali / Chandigarh. All eight cars in his garage are No. 1.

Seems like inflation is taking a toll here too.

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Farmer splurges Rs 17 lakh on car registration number - Times Of India

Chandigarh businessman bids Rs 17 lakh for 0001 number in UT - Hindustan Times



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Old 20th June 2012, 13:56   #467
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Now here is something interesting:

Registration Number = CH01 AN 0001
Vehicle to be registered = Land Cruiser (98 lakhs)
Amount paid for registration number = 17 Lakhs (against reserve price of Rs 25,000)

Can you beat that?

This has been paid by a farmer cum industrialist in Mohali / Chandigarh. All eight cars in his garage are No. 1.

Seems like inflation is taking a toll here too.

Source:

Farmer splurges Rs 17 lakh on car registration number - Times Of India

Chandigarh businessman bids Rs 17 lakh for 0001 number in UT - Hindustan Times



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Ya, I too saw this piece of news in the local papers a few days back and was shocked! What is the world coming to?
These 17 Lacs could have been put to so much of better use.
Anyhow, it's a matter of personal opinion for some and prestige for the others.

Personally, I dislike VIP numbers in such a complicated registration series.
I mean, I see no fun in printing CH 01 XX 0001 on my number plate and calling it a VIP number.

Last year, I saw a late 1980s Maruti 800 with a registration number CH 2.
Now that was something.

I've been living for the last 5 years in Mauritius. There's a craze for something called private numbers here. You can pay a fixed fee of something like 45000 INR and get a alphanumeric combination of your choice if it is available.

So, people go for combinations like U 7 or BK 56, etc.

(The routine system of registration here is sequence number followed by month and year of registration. For example, my March 1998 registered VW Polo was 1434 MR 98)

So out here, I spotted a blue Audi A6 with the registration AU 61.
But this guy had the fonts done in such a way that the plates shouted out 'Audi'!!

Now this, in my honest opinion, is STYLE!!
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So out here, I spotted a blue Audi A6 with the registration AU 61.
But this guy had the fonts done in such a way that the plates shouted out 'Audi'!!

Now this, in my honest opinion, is STYLE!!
Well yeah but it is also illegal (in India)!
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17 lakhs for a registration number? ridiculous! He could have almost bought the little brother of the Landcruiser (fortuner) if he had stretched it a little.

The IT department should initiate some probes on this guy's companies and earnings. How can one throw around so much money on a mere registration number, irrespective of how big an agriculturist he is?? No businessman will squander money like this. We knew superstition defies logic, but this is really beyond words!


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So out here, I spotted a blue Audi A6 with the registration AU 61.
But this guy had the fonts done in such a way that the plates shouted out 'Audi'!!
Now this, in my honest opinion, is STYLE!!
For anatomical accuracy of the alphabets and numbers, shouldn't it read as 'a u b i'? unless of course, he reversed the '6' itself!
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17 lakhs for a registration number? ridiculous! He could have almost bought the little brother of the Landcruiser (fortuner) if he had stretched it a little.

The IT department should initiate some probes on this guy's companies and earnings. How can one throw around so much money on a mere registration number, irrespective of how big an agriculturist he is?? No businessman will squander money like this. We knew superstition defies logic, but this is really beyond words!
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Why do you think no one can splurge that kind of money on a number. That is Punjab my friend! PUNJAB!
For all we know that guy must be doing perfectly legitimate business and farming and yet would love to spend that much money because of the pomp and show factor. We are punjabis, we love to show off!!!

If you ask me about the same, well I have my fair share of numbers too.999,99,9. And about splurging this much. Well maybe someday!

I know, We're like this only!
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The IT department should initiate some probes on this guy's companies and earnings. How can one throw around so much money on a mere registration number, irrespective of how big an agriculturist he is?? No businessman will squander money like this. We knew superstition defies logic, but this is really beyond words!

I would rate the people of North (Del>PB>CH>HR>UP>HP>JK) as the MOST craziest for VIP numbers. We don't see such news for other northern states because VIP numbers are not auctioned in every state like Delhi. Otherwise Delhi would have topped this list.

This is quite normal for farmers of PB to show off their earnings and getting a VIP number is one of them. In this case, the owner has a pharma company and I am sure he would have got enough bank balance (white money) to justify such transaction. Even the kids of high government official do the show off their links / wealth.

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There is a new RTO at Tambaram, the outskirts of Chennai with new series TN 11, started a fortnight back.

I had went there to block a VIP no. TN 11 4444 for my new Beat Diesel LT that I have invoiced. I was asked to pay 40k for that no. and when I enquired about 9999, 7777, 6666 and all single digits- 0001 to 0009 in all four series TN 11, TN 11 A, TN 11B & TN 11 C, I was informed that these were sold on the first week of opening this RTO and all these no.s are available only in 1lakh fee range and particularly 0009, 0001, 9999, 6666 and 0006 are avilable in 2 lakhs fee range.

And lastly I blocked TN 11 4444 for my Beat Diesel LT paying 40k. Because I am sentimental with that no. and the broker too, for he had provided VIP no.s to all my vehicles and I had survived till date with no accidents or mishap.
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17 lakhs for a registration number? ridiculous! He could have almost bought the little brother of the Landcruiser (fortuner) if he had stretched it a little.
Well slight , but in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia guys who have S classes n 7ers pay for "1" number plates for as much as 120% of the car's value, means more than the cars value. And mind you these are not Royal members or oil barons, just big businessmen.
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All my cars have 777 since our 1980s Amby. Sentimental reasons.
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Well yeah but it is also illegal (in India)!
Yes. that is illegal in India, but I regularly spot Cars, specially SUV (like Scorpios) where the last four digits of registration number are written in such a manner to read 4141 as Dada in Hindi or Marathi.

There are many such combination which people specifically use to display some special words in regional language like Dada, Bhau, Sai, etc.

Though this is due to every individual's phsycological reasons, but still I find it out of logic to do all these things.

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Came across this picture on facebook.
Such number plates makes one look like an absolute moron nothing else.
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in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia guys who have S classes n 7ers pay for "1" number plates for as much as 120% of the car's value, means more than the cars value. And mind you these are not Royal members or oil barons, just big businessmen.
Well, you might have read a few pages back in this thread how a guy from Muktsar, Punjab got a VIP number for 12 Lakh bucks for an LML Vespa!!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...umbers-30.html (VIP Car numbers)

120% of a vehicle's value looks pretty decent compared to what this guy did

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Booked my car on Monday and expecting it to be delivered next weekend. The car will head for registration on Friday. Wanted to sort the number out today. Had gone down to the Vashi RTO. The current number going on is 4000 onwards. All the 6 combinations which I wanted were already pre-booked. Asked about getting them in the next series and I was told that only VIP numbers can now be jumped. New rules were implemented from June end. Non-VIP numbers cannot be jumped. Just wanted to cross-check this. Also, if I want to jump a series, is it 3 times the cost an official charge ?
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Booked my car on Monday and expecting it to be delivered next weekend. The car will head for registration on Friday. Wanted to sort the number out today. Had gone down to the Vashi RTO. The current number going on is 4000 onwards. All the 6 combinations which I wanted were already pre-booked. Asked about getting them in the next series and I was told that only VIP numbers can now be jumped. New rules were implemented from June end. Non-VIP numbers cannot be jumped. Just wanted to cross-check this. Also, if I want to jump a series, is it 3 times the cost an official charge ?
Yeah I booked my no. frm the same RTO last week, when the 3000 series was on. I also wanted to jump series cos I usually get a no. starting with 1. Earlier I paid only 3k for the same no. But this time they quoted me 15k for it as an official price, cos it is considered VIP No. n not just choice no when you jump a series. The official fees for choice no. is 3k. You can take a 2wheeler series no. for a 4wheeler by paying 3times the official 2wheeler fee.
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Yeah I booked my no. frm the same RTO last week, when the 3000 series was on. I also wanted to jump series cos I usually get a no. starting with 1. Earlier I paid only 3k for the same no. But this time they quoted me 15k for it as an official price, cos it is considered VIP No. n not just choice no when you jump a series. The official fees for choice no. is 3k. You can take a 2wheeler series no. for a 4wheeler by paying 3times the official 2wheeler fee.
Thanks for the reply mohandasnikhil ! Had been to the office twice and the guy at the counter was adamant that a choice number cant be jumped into a new series. Only a VIP can. Was quoted 22k for a number. However, I wanted a two digit number and since it wasn't a VIP number, the only option was to wait for the new series to start is what I was told.

Thanks for info about the 2-wheeler to 4-wheeler number fee. Wasn't aware that this could be done.
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