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Old 30th August 2016, 19:08   #601
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Hello friends,

I'm trying to get a non-fancy (1260) VIP number in Delhi for my new car, but apparently you need an SBI account to pay the online 1,000 registration fees prior to the auction, and I don't have an account with SBI nor do I know anyone else who does.

Has anybody gone through the process before, and if so, can you please walk me through it? Would appreciate your help.

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Old 9th October 2016, 16:38   #602
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Indian Buys $9 Million Dubai License Plate for Rolls Royce

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Indian businessman Balwinder Sahani paid 33 million dirhams ($9 million) for a Dubai license plate for one of his Rolls Royces.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...or-rolls-royce

That's about 60 crore INR number plate for a Rolls Royce worth probably about a tenth.
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That's about 60 crore INR number plate for a Rolls Royce worth probably about a tenth.
What insanity! The number in question is "D5". How boring. As vanity plates go he could have done a whole lot better.
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What insanity! The number in question is "D5". How boring. As vanity plates go he could have done a whole lot better.
The registration number is actually "5".

D is just the code, like AC in MH 02 AC 5479.

A single digit number is highly regarded here in Dubai. Only the richest and the most exclusive get those numbers and hence there is an auction for it.

Normal mango people like us have 5 digit numbers (mine is 75537). People who pay for personalized numbers get 4 digit number plates. People who are more connected and rich get 3 digit numbers. 2 digit numbers belong to the elite class.

So now you can imagine the value of a single digit number "5"!

Anyways, I heard this guy's interview on radio and he says that this is a way of paying back to the country which has given him so much...
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What insanity! The number in question is "D5". How boring. As vanity plates go he could have done a whole lot better.
In the UAE, Single digit numbers are reserved only for the royalty. Dubai 1,2,3,4 are used by HH Shk. Mohd's family. Hence, the number 5, being purchased by an Expat carries a lot of significance.

But yes, it is insane. Anything is possible in Dubai!
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In the UAE, Single digit numbers are reserved only for the royalty.
Not true at all. There are many non-royals who own Single-Digit plates. For e.g A 3 owned by the CEO of Mashreq Bank.

On another note, the plate has been spotted and looks quite good on a white Phantom!
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Last year Balwinder Sahani bought the vehicle number plate "O9" for 25 million Dirhams.

With his prized possessions.

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Was forwarded in a whatsapp chat group (not by him ).
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That's about 60 crore INR number plate for a Rolls Royce worth probably about a tenth.
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What insanity! The number in question is "D5". How boring. As vanity plates go he could have done a whole lot better.
Heights of not knowing what to do with one's money! The RTO (or whatever department that deals with vehicle registration in Dubai) will be happy with folks like these! Will fill up their coffers nicely!
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The money goes for charity and the Emiratis have no qualms in paying up for exclusivity.
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What insanity! The number in question is "D5". How boring. As vanity plates go he could have done a whole lot better.
They had Mr. Shaini on an interview here last week and he says he was ready to go upto a 100 million dirhams for it. Said 9 is a lucky number and the logic behind this was D is the fourth alphabet so equals 4 and the number 5 adds up to 9. Also said his wife told him not to come home without the plate so while others increased the bid by 100 thousand he increased it in millions.. 33 million for D5 and 28 million for O9 last year besides a few other in the million range.
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Has the rates for fancy numbers in Kerala been increased? I have unconfirmed news that the rate for numbers which costed 25K have been doubled to 50K. Anybody can confirm this?

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The fancy number KL 14 U 2 was sold for a record 11.5 lakhs (1 lakh booking amount + 10.5 lakhs auction amount) last Monday.

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Has the rates for fancy numbers in Kerala been increased? I have unconfirmed news that the rate for numbers which costed 25K have been doubled to 50K. Anybody can confirm this?
No, it has not been increased. It's still the same. I checked their website and there isn't any circular regarding the same. But the general fees for services have been hiked since 29th December. For example, license renewal now costs Rs. 1500 instead of Rs. 250.
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For fancy car number KL 01 CB1, Kerala businessman pays Rs 18 lakh

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...GulvZUS5L.html
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Guess that 1 in CB1 will become I.

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For fancy car number KL 01 CB1, Kerala businessman pays Rs 18 lakh

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...GulvZUS5L.html
For those who haven't read the news article.

He would have got the number for 13 lakhs.

He voluntarily raised the bid by 5lakhs to 18 lakhs Just to break the record of the highest bid
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