Bahrain to introduce number plate auction
Bahrain will soon introduce special new private vehicle number plates thorough the auction of registration plates.
The auction of the number plates will be administered by a new government company, in which the revenues will be referred to the Ministry of Finance, said Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, the Ministry of Interior Under Secretary.
He said the step, announced as part of the directives of Interior Minister Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, is in line with the kingdom’s commitment to the principles of competitiveness, fairness and sustainability.
Following the sale of vehicle numbers at the auction, the General Directorate of Traffic will issue a certificate of ownership to the buyer.
He clarified that the private vehicle number plates already in circulation will remain the property of their current owners, as all the numbers that will be auctioned are new.
Remember that, despite valuations and estimates, a private number plate is only worth as much as someone will pay for it. You may have loved your personalised number plate because it contains your initials, for example, but if there aren’t many other people with your initials, the plate’s value may be minimal. On the other hand, if you have a plate whose letters contain common or popular names, you may well find that it is in high demand on the market.
Some criteria to consider when valuing a personalised car number plate
Take into account the following criteria when trying to come up with a valuation for your private number plate. You need to look at them all together if you want a realistic price, so you can’t just pick and choose the factors that favour your number plate!
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