If you've ever bought or looked into buying a personalised number plate of your own, you'll know that prices can vary from a few hundred pounds to the hundreds of thousands or more, begging the question... just how much are people prepared to pay to get the digits of their choice?
Here we've compiled the top 5 most expensive number plates to have ever been sold across the world, and we've taken the liberty of using the Demon Plates Number Plate Builder to show off how great they'd look using our fantastic (and perfectly legal) 3D carbon lettering. So if Roman, Mike, Afzal, Talal or Saeed are reading this, give us a call and lets talk!
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"VIP 1", £285,000, Roman Abramovich, UK, 2006
Fittingly, the registration "VIP 1" has already had it's fair share of Very Important owners. Initially commissioned to be placed on the Popemobile for Pope John Paul II's papal visit to Ireland, Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich snapped up this most modest of number plates in 2006.
"M 1", £330,000, Mike McCoomb, UK, 2006
After making his fortune in 2000 by selling his Mobile Phone Store to BT Cellnet, Mike McCoomb bought this record-breaking, £330,000 number plate in 2006, reportedly for his son's sixth birthday. By our calculations that leaves the poor lad at least another three years before he can use them! We bet Dad's enjoying them for now, though.
"F1", £440,000, Afzal Khan, UK, 2008
Bradford entrepreneur Afzal Khan smashed Mike McCoombs previous record earlier this year by buying "F1" for a huge £440,000, making it the most expensive number plate to ever be sold in Britain. The plate is attached to Mr Khan's Mercedes SLR McLaren, and he says "I think it's a good price to pay because it's probably worth 10 times that".
"5", £3.5million, Talal Ali Mohammed Khoury, Abu Dhabi, 2007
Talal Ali Mohammed Khoury broke the world record for the most expensive plate ever bougt when he paid over 25 million Dirhams (£3,500,000) for the single digit "5" in 2007. While in the area, Mr Khoury also splashed out over £800,000 for the number "55" at the same auction. When asked, he said the numbers held "absolutely no signigicance whatsoever" to him.
"1", £7million, Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri, Abu Dhabi, 2008
Saeed Abdul Ghaffer Khouri demolished Talal Khoury's previous record earlier this year when he bought a number plate bearing the single digit "1" at an auction in Abu Dhabi. Mr Khouri, a member of a wealthy Abu Dhabi family, said: "I bought it because it's the best number." He wouldn't say which of his vehicles he'd be putting the number plate on.
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