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Old 21st October 2020, 23:12   #661
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Surprising that the so far highest ever in the whole Karnataka is only Rs 10 Lakhs.

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Record bid: Fancy number ‘0001’ fetches Rs 10 lakh in Karnataka.

BENGALURU: A fancy registration number (KA-01 MV-0001) has fetched Rs.10 Lakh - the highest ever in the history of Karnataka.

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...campaign=cppst

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Old 19th November 2020, 13:25   #662
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Recently I have seen an S Presso with a VIP/fancy number in KA and such number costs a minimum of Rs 75K. Have seen few other cars that I normally wouldn't expect to see with a fancy number. Wouldn't it make sense to use that money towards the purchase of a higher variant, etc.? Or do people with connections in RTO can get these numbers without paying market price?
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... do people with connections in RTO can get these numbers without paying market price?
I think much more than connections, it's about timing & fair bit of luck nowadays. For example, if you are going to get a car and a new series of numbers has just opened for registration at the RTO, you might be lucky enough to get a single digit at the bare minimum, which is Rs. 7500, I think, now.

Certain fancy numbers (in Kerala, these are 123, 1234, 500, etc.) are often reserved by the RTO themselves to be registered at a higher cost, like 10k to 50k, depending on how they value it and certain other factors, while certain others (like 1, 2, 77, 777, etc.) are kept for auction only.

Now if you are lucky to reach in the beginning (here, connections might help, indeed), you might just be able to get 11 for Rs. 7500... now is that fancy enough? Maybe...
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Recently I have seen an S Presso with a VIP/fancy number in KA and such number costs a minimum of Rs 75K. Have seen few other cars that I normally wouldn't expect to see with a fancy number. Wouldn't it make sense to use that money towards the purchase of a higher variant, etc.? Or do people with connections in RTO can get these numbers without paying market price?
What kind of fancy are you talking about?
For very old CH/PB numbers (three letters + single digit) the prices start at a couple of lakhs and end without a ceiling. I know someone with a 9L number on a 6L car..
People have different interests but this is one which is considered a status symbol by many and is also a great form of investment with immense returns in a couple of years.

Check this out - 18L number on 80K scooter

Hence, the vehicle serves the required purpose along with earning big bucks.

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Surprising that the so far highest ever in the whole Karnataka is only Rs 10 Lakhs.
10 lakhs will be like change for the owner since the car in question is a Maybach S650.

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