‘1’ License Plate Fetches $14 million

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Plate No. 1 goes under the hammer at the much-anticipated auction on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A license plate with nothing but the number “1” on it went for a record $14 million at a charity auction Saturday.The coveted license plate sits in a display case before the start of a charity auction Saturday in Abu Dhabi.Saeed Khouri, a member of a wealthy Abu Dhabi family, wouldn’t say how many automobiles he owned or which of them might carry the record-breaking single-digit plate.

The oil-rich UAE began auctioning off vanity license plates last May. Ordinary automobile license plates issued to drivers here — and even most other vanity series plates — carry both Arabic and Western numerals and script, defining the issuing city and country.

Proceeds from the auctions, which are held in a lavish hotel here, go to a rehabilitation center for victims of traffic accidents.

On Saturday, 90 license plates were auctioned off in all, raising a total of $24 million. The previous five such events raised more than $50 million.

Source: cnn.com

Huwaaaaaaat?! Hano ba itoOOoo! Haykantbelibit! Naman, it’s crazy, but it’s true! Naman. Kung ako’y hirap na magcollect ng mga paborito kong mga bling blings dahil di ko afford bakit sa kanila $14 million isang plate number lang na numero UNO eh parang bumubili lang ng inasal sa kanto waaaa!! Demit!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rhapsody
    Feb 24, 2008 @ 20:23:35

    ang yayaman nila, wla ng paglagyan ng pera kaya kahit plate number 1 lang eh sikat na..,. ano un pangporma lang.. eh kung sa bulsa na lang natin nilalagay ung mga pera nila heheh


    Naku sis, kung isipin mo talaga nasasayangan ako sa pera. tsk… marami na sana makinabang sa halagang iyan. Gaya ng maraming nagugutom sa mundo, walang matirhan, lahat… Hays. Umiiral na naman ang pag ka miss onibers ko. lol.

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  2. taroogs
    Feb 25, 2008 @ 11:42:08

    haay… sana maging ganyan din dito sa ‘tin balang araw… na sa sobrang dami ng pera ng mga tao e kahit ano na lang ang pagtitripang pagkagastusan😦


    Mukhang di na ata mangyayari yan kuya tsk…

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