Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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The world’s most expensive registration plate comes to London

 

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The world’s most expensive registration plate is currently gracing the streets of London on a dark red Rolls-Royce Phantom.

 

The number plate "1" photographed on a Rolls-Royce Phantom in London's Brompton Cross in April 2013
The number plate “1” photographed on a Rolls-Royce Phantom in London’s Brompton Cross in April 2013
Saeed Khouri, then aged 25, paid £7,100,000 for the "1" plate in February 2008
Saeed Khouri, then aged 25, paid £7,100,000 for the “1” plate in February 2008
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The "1" plate was previously seen in London on a lighter red Rolls-Royce Phantom
The “1” plate was previously seen in London on a lighter red Rolls-Royce Phantom

 

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The owner of the plate, which features no letters and just the numeral “1”, is a man named Saeed Khouri from Abu Dhabi. Of why he paid an astounding £7,100,000 for it in 2008, Khouri commented:

 

“I bought it because it’s the best number… I bought it because I want to be the best in the world”.

 

Khouri’s family are said to have made their wealth in property and his cousin, Talal, has a similar passion for number plates. He paid £3,470,000 for the registration “5” in 2007.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Not sure why the registration would even cost that much, but obviously this guy has tons of money if he’s kicking out that kind of dough for a license plate. So to answer the question, if I had his amount of money and wouldn’t miss it, I’d THINK about it! LOL

  2. What’s the saying, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it”.
    It’s certainly a cool number, not convinced it’s worth £7 million but as long as the buyer is happy, good luck to him 🙂

  3. Vulgar car: Vulgar colour….Vulgar man….what a world we live in now…the barbarians are not at the gate….they are inside.

    • and this says all we need to know about his value scale….” I bought it because I want to be the best in the world”.

    • Well, I suppose why not….. if you think a number plate can elevate you to being best in the world!
      Think about it, dear chap….

  4. No you wouldn’t. People always say that and it’s crap. You would have bought a big house a nice car and pissed the rest away. Besides people who moan about others in that way never make shit.

  5. Wrong number font, in correct background colour on front and rear and an owner who is definetly “one”.
    DVLA should withdraw the plate from him as it breaches the t&c’s which apply. Rules for some and rules for others!

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