VIP Number Plates Sell For Record Prices
Punjabis’ love for a cool car number plate is more than a million dollar luxury car. A resident of Punjab has bought an “AK47” car number plate for an unbelievable price. AK47, a selective fire, gas-operated assault rifle made in Russia has become one of the fanciest things in Punjab.
The vehicle registration series was auctioned in Mohali and a resident of Mohali bought a car registration number plate having “AK47” in it. The “AK47” containing number plate bought by the resident cost him so expensive that a common man could buy a decent car at that price. But, WELCOME TO PUNJAB!
“AK47” Car Number Plate Sold For Rs. 7,38,500 In Mohali
A resident of Mohali bought an “AK47” containing alpha-numerics during the auction. (PB 65 AK 0047) was auctioned for Rs. 7,38,500 making it the most expensive number plate beating the single-digit numbers.
“AK47” vehicle registration plate was bought by Randeep Singh, a resident of Mohali. The vehicle registration plate auctions were conducted by the office of local district transport officer and lasted for a week. The second expensive number plate after “AK47” was (PB 65 AK 0001) and was auctioned for Rs. 2.38 Lakh.
Punjab – The State Of Fancy Number Plates
Apart from “AK47” and “AK001”, some other fancy number plates like 0009, 0007 and 0005 were auctioned for Rs. 3.49 Lakh, Rs. 1.12 Lakh and Rs. 2.45 Lakh respectively. “786” (The respected number by Muslims) number plate was auctioned less than Rs. 1 Lakh. The fancy number plate prices in Mohali are much higher as compared to that in Chandigarh.
In the latest auction held in Chandigarh, the highest price was Rs. 3.61 Lakh for a 0005 number plate. After the 0005 number plate, the second expensive vehicle registration plate in the city beautiful was Rs. 2.2 Lakh for a 0001 number.
People of Punjab have an unconditional love and craze for weapons. The Punjab police officer said that other numbers like AK0056 and AK0074 were also auctioned in Mohali. AK56 and AK74 are also the famous rifles of the AK 47 category. It is almost impossible to match the lifestyle of the people of Punjab.
The following list shows plates that have been sold in the past at the highest prices. Most of these were sold in auctions across the country although some were sold by the DVLA.
- ‘25’ O for £518,000.
This is the most expensive Regplates ever sold by the DVLA, and were purchased in 2014 by Ferrari dealer John Collins. The plate is currently being used on a Ferrari. The market value of the car is around £10,000,000.
- ‘F 1’ for £440,000.
This Regplate was the previous record holder for the highest price paid for a reg plate. The plate represents the initials of Formula 1 racing and was bought in 2008 by Afzal Khan, a businessman from Bradford. The plates are currently being used on his McLaren Mercedes SLR, which is quite an impressive match.
- ‘S 1’ for £404,000.
This is claimed to be the first Regplate that was ever made in Scotland. Therefore, it is both special and rare, as it is only one of its kind. The Regplates were purchased in 2008 at an auction by an anonymous bidder who said the plate would be used on an old Skoda. It’s a good investment, either to mark history or as an antique.
- ‘1 D’ for £352,000.
These initials bear a resemblance to the American pop group One Direction. However, it is interesting to note that the Regplate was purchased a year before the group was even formed. Nabil Bishara, a businessman from Lebanon, purchased it.
- ‘M 1’ for £331,000.
Mike McCoomb, a businessman in the phone industry, bought this unique Reg plate back in 2006. He said the plates were meant for his son, who was 10 years old at the time of the purchase.
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