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Most Expensive Number Plates: Some of the world’s richest have been buying unique number plates at outrageous sums of money, with some spending millions of dollars in pursuit of the distinctive plates.

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To some, it seems, the number plate is even more important than the car itself. Read on for to find out more on the most expensive number plates ever sold. BY WILLIAM OSORO / SDE.

6. ‘VIP 1’- Roman Abramovich 

The Chelsea FC owner spent a whooping £285,000 (Sh38 million) for the VIP 1 plate number in 2006. According to internet sources, the Russian oil oligarch chose the plate for his Rolls-Royce Corniche IV, which has a base price of about Sh30 million.

5. ‘M1’- Mike McComb

Most Expensive Number Plates

The British mobile company owner reportedly splashed £330,000 ( Sh44 million) for the ‘M1’ plate in 2006 as a birthday present for his 6-year-old son, despite him not being able to legally drive for another 11 years.

4. ‘1D’- Nabil Bishara

London-based Lebanese businessman Nabil Bishara paid £352,411 (Sh47 million) to get his hands on the plate.

Whats more? The number plate was not for the property developer’s use but a romantic gesture to his wife.

3. ‘F1’ – Afzal Khan

Most Expensive Number Plates

The owner of car styling company Project Kahn broke the record of UK’s most expensive number plate after buying F1 for £440,625 (Sh59 million).

Bought in 2008, the plate now sits on his Mercedes SLR McLaren. According to catawiki.com, rumor has it that he has since been offered £5.3 million (Sh70 million) in exchange for the F1 plate, which he refused.

2. ‘5’ – Talal Khouri

Most Expensive Number Plates

In 2007, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) resident spent over £3.4million (Sh470 million) on a number plate with the single digit ‘5’ for one of the 6 Rolls-Royces that he owns.

After breaking the world record price for a number plate (at the time) Talal Khouri said that the number 5 meant nothing to him.

1. ‘1’- Ghaffer Khouri

Most Expensive Number Plates

Also from the UAE, Mr Ghaffer Khouri set the record for the most expensive number plate ever sold when he bought ‘1’ for over £7.1 million (Sh.950 million) in 2008.
“I bought it because it’s the best number,” he stated after the purchase.

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