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      08-31-2006, 02:05 AM   #1
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First in history Hong Kong personalized number plates

First in history personalized number plates.
All numbers shown are nominated (with a $5000 deposit) and approved by the board. It does not mean you have paid $5000 you can get the one you have nominated. These numbers will go to the public auction with a minimum open price $5000. It is expected the number 'ILOVEYOU' will cost at least 150,000 to beat for. 16th Sep. See you there.
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That's pretty ridiculous pricing for license plates... are you able to transfer the plates when you buy another car?
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That's pretty ridiculous pricing for license plates... are you able to transfer the plates when you buy another car?

yes, you can sell it and transfer it to another owner. My grand-aunt had the license plate of 999 on her Rolls..I believe it cost her like 200 grand even back in the early 80s..Now how much can I sell my "F U" lic plate in cali for?
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yes, you can sell it and transfer it to another owner. My grand-aunt had the license plate of 999 on her Rolls..I believe it cost her like 200 grand even back in the early 80s..Now how much can I sell my "F U" lic plate in cali for?
If your aunt has 999 , USD200K auction price is pretty reasonable. Where the license plate is transferrable , it depends on the terms at the time agreed with the Transport Dept auction in 1980.
At present, no prefix numbers plus a set of special numbers are NOT transferrable. e.g. BM 33 is not transferrable. You can only use it for yourself unless at the time you bought the number , you would register the number under a company car. Then , you can sell the company + the car to the new owner considering a company is much cheaper than the number! So the new owner will also own your company and your company car with that number. (Of course the entire process is , once he is the owner of the company car, he will 'retain' the number and sell that 'car' back to the special number seller...pretty complicated....).

See recent results.

Official numbers and Personalized numbers are very different in nature although Official numbers can also be auctioned. The format are two alphabetics prefix followed by 1 to max. 4 numerics ; and plus the no prefix numbers which your grandmother has.

Personalized number plates has max. 8 characters with rather complex criteria of selection , which is to be examined by the special board.
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"All The Way Rich" 168 is the most welcome number always reach high auction price. I withness the MB 168 auctioned at a price of 300K HK$.
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LOL.....
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I saw a yellow 360 Modena with a "LOL" plate in Boston last summer (camera phone pic)...


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I saw a yellow 360 Modena with a "LOL" plate in Boston last summer (camera phone pic)...


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so the freakin license plates can be worth more than the car its on???

Your grandma paid $200,000.00 for a damn plate?>?? WTF?!?!

So money does grow on tree in Hong Kong. I needa go live there...
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so the freakin license plates can be worth more than the car its on???

Your grandma paid $200,000.00 for a damn plate?>?? WTF?!?!

So money does grow on tree in Hong Kong. I needa go live there...

Yes, the license plate can defintely worth more then the car, but that's the way it is over there, pretty much boil down to bragging rights more then anything. And no, that's not my grandma, if it is, I wouldn't be driving an E90 she's just my greataunt, who happens to be rich and lives in the equivalent of Beverly Hills over there (Garden or Gardola road/hill..something like that)
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300k for a freakin plate...."Ya Mo Gal Lung chal ay?"
Mo Lung Gal Chal ya
the auction monery goes to charity anyway. also, a tricky way for some biz men to spend the money for a lucky number than paying tax.
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yah we have the same here, people buy and sell plate numbers, its getting silly everyday, people pay 1000s for plate numbers, n yah, cost more than the car itself, but not like hong kong!!!!!

the owner with the plate (A.B 1) was a young man with a 330Ci, his father was a big guy in the police force, so he got him that number...

later he sold his number for about $90,000, and bought a Merc SL500 lorenzo, got married, went for a nice honey moon and still had some left
i think he did the right thing by selling the number
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The auction is progressing now , lasts till afternoon, the highest bid at this moment went to I LOVE U --- 1.4 million Hong Kong dollars
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1.4 million Hong Kong Dollars = $140 USD?
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1.4 million Hong Kong Dollars = $140 USD?
The rate is 7.8 to 1 US$
it works out to be ~180K USD
So 'I LOVE U' will be a famous personal reg mark well known internationally very soon. If someone can get this personalised number in USA or Canada with us$140 , they might be able to make a fortune by reselling it.
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i always wanted to have "666"..who has that?...i'll offer $100..for it..hehe
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i always wanted to have "666"..who has that?...i'll offer $100..for it..hehe
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