A Car With No Number Plate Displayed
Every tech enthusiast knows what Steve Jobs' favourite outfit was especially for launching a product. Besides his signature black turtleneck, New Balance sneakers, and blue jeans, the Apple founder also had a silver Mercedes SL55 AMG.
Jobs drove his SL55 AMG without a registration number and how he managed to do that without breaking the law is pure genius. Like his company's slogan, Jobs also thinks different and discovered a legal way to drive without the number plate.
Jobs' SL55 AMG was snapped many times, but the car was always registration plate free. Everyone will be now wondering how he managed to do it? Or as a famous person did he obtain a special permit?
The process of getting your hands on a fancy registration number has been tweaked to allow online payments, a move that will spell respite for new vehicle owners in the Capital.
The Transport Department has decided to do away with the current system of depositing a draft after completion of the e-auction process, following which the allotment letter will be sent to the applicant’s email id, an official said.
No more multiple rounds
At present, those applying for a fancy number have to apply through an e-auction system, which was introduced in 2014. After this, the applicant was required to deposit the fee for the allotted number through a draft at Regional Transport Offices (RTO), and in the process had to make rounds of the department.
“The move is intended to bring a transparency in issuing fancy numbers. As per the new system, an applicant can now make payments online through the Transport Department’s website. The practice will reduce human interface at the RTOs,” the official further said.
Last January, e-auction of fancy registration numbers for vehicles had fetched the Delhi government around ₹50 lakh, while the registration number “0001” was sold for ₹7.70 lakh. The registration number “0001”, with a minimum reserved price fixed of ₹5 lakh, is sold through e-auction.
How close a series of letters or numbers are to a real name of word: if the match quality is high (and the numbers and letters are very convincing in making a popular word), the value of the registration plate will be higher. This means that a match like 5IMON, for the name Simon, will be worth a lot more than a more obscure set of letters and numbers that are not as convincing a match, such as S17 MMM for the name Sam.
The style of the plate: this means establishing if it is a new-style plate, an older-style format or if it is dateless or Irish, for instance. Other options are that it is a prefix-style plate or a suffix-style plate. New-style number plates, which have been produced since 2001, tend to be the least valuable because they are a bit less appealing to some collectors, plus the rule about not having plates that are newer than your car can also come into play, putting people off from buying a newer-style plate for their older car. Prefix-style number plates, which were in production between 1983 and 2001 can be more popular as more vehicles are entitled to have those licence numbers, and they may have fewer characters in total. Suffix-style plates, issued from 1963 to 1983 are relatively rare, which means they can attract higher prices than prefix-style plates and newer designs. Dateless number plates, also known as cherished number plates, were produced between 1903 and 1963 and are nearly always the most valuable number plate configurations; they have fewer digits and their dateless nature means that people can hide the age of their car. Irish number plates are similar to dateless number plates, especially because they don’t have a year identifier. They also tend to be cheaper than other types of vehicle registration plates.
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