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Old 12th May 2008, 11:28   #1
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Default Dh15.4 million for a number plate... and you thought cars were expensive?

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UAE residents hold the seven most expensive car number plates in the world.

All seven numbers - five single digit numbers and two double digit numbers in category five from Abu Dhabi Police - were sold at charity auctions.

Car number plate 9, sold for Dh15.4 million on Saturday evening, was the latest from the Abu Dhabi Police to enter the most expensive car plate club.

It became the third most expensive number plate in the world by pushing back plate no. 6, which was sold for Dh15.3 million last month to fourth position, a senior official told Gulf News.
source: Online edition of GulfNews
Gulfnews: UAE holds 7 most expensive car plates


Other expensive number plates are:
Abu Dhabi 1 - Dh.52.2 million
Abu Dhabi 5 - Dh.25.5 million
Abu Dhabi 6 - Dh.15.3 million
Abu Dhabi 7 - Dh.11.4 million
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Its strange some people spend such obscene amounts of money on a number plate. Its the same here in England. Recently the ownner of Kahn Automotive Designs (who design the achingly beautiful Kahn Range Rovers) bought the plate ' F1 ' for about 450,000 (Rs 3.6 Crore)..then there's 'A1' and 'X1' on offer for an astonoshing 500,000...Dunno whats wrong with people!! I guess more money than brains!!
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Dunno whats wrong with people!! I guess more money than brains!!
Not justifying their spending on the plate, but if they didn't have brains, they would never have been able to afford it in the first place.
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So much money! But hey, they have and they spend!
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Not justifying their spending on the plate, but if they didn't have brains, they would never have been able to afford it in the first place.


True..but they aint using it in the right way are they? Earning money is one thing, spending it rightly is another.
Usually people who spend money on personal plates are show offs/self obsessed weeners! There was a survey done some time ago in which some people in England did not want to live next to neighbors who owned cars with personal plates as they were regarded as cheap, new money show offs.
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I've seen some decent private plates for less than a thousand quid. I'd definitely consider some of them as long as they were relevant to me in some way.
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Tell them to lower the oil prices a bit instead of throwing away money on useless items.
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Tell them to lower the oil prices a bit instead of throwing away money on useless items.

I wish they do that! Lets hope some sanity prevails soon...
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Default Most Expensive Licsense Plate EVER

Not sure which website to believe. One says $7 Million the other $14 Million.

Here are the links:

World's Most Expensive Number Plate Sells For 7m | World News | Sky News

What price vanity? $14 million for license plate - Vehicular weirdness - MSNBC.com

In case you haven't already realized or don't want to open the link:
-Auction took place in Abu Dhabi
-The number that this post refers to is for the number ONE (1). No letters.

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well thats because one says 7million Sterling Pounds, whereas the other one says 14 million US Dollars. On conversion its nearly the same actually.
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