Get an Old Volvo V70 for Just 20 Million (With a Free Personalised Number Plate)
If you’re looking for a bargain, you should get to New York quick. For just $20 million (£14.5 million) you could buy yourself an old Volvo V70 in a lovely shade of dilapidated blue. However, the car does come with a unique set of personalised New York number plates that say “New York” on them.
It seems that it’s not just in the UK that personalised number plates make a great investment opportunity. New York State first started issuing custom vanity plates in the late 1970s and a New York resident managed to successfully order the one and only “New York” licence plate. It has stayed with the same family ever since.
The Volvo’s seller says, “In the late 1970s when I suggested to my father to order the plate, I knew that it was special, I just never realised how special.” The family has been driving around New York with the license plate on various vehicles for the past 40 years.
The family heirloom, the only street-legal “New York,” New York number plate is now being put up for sale for the first time, along with the world’s most expensive Volvo, for an asking price of $20 million. Fortunately, the personalised number plates don’t have to stay on the Volvo as they are completely transferable to their new owner and can be displayed on most vehicles.
Such is the exclusivity of the licence plate that it has become a significant piece of New York history. You can buy copies of the plate in many New York City souvenir shops as well as from online outlets. The only vanity plate to display the name of its state can never be duplicated, so it is truly the only one of its kind in the world. Would you pay over £14.5 million to own a piece of history?
World’s Most Expensive Private Number Plates
If the “New York” number plates sell for their asking price, they would become the most expensive in the world. So, are they worth it? Personalised number plates have changed hands for staggering amounts of money. While many people consider private plates to be status symbols, in some cultures certain numbers are considered lucky.
In 2008, an Abu Dhabi property magnate paid £7.25 million for plates simply displaying the number “1” making them the world’s most expensive. Similarly, the number “5” went for £3.5 million in 2007.
In Cantonese, the number 28 means easy and prosperous and is believed to bring good luck. Consequently, a Cantonese man paid €1,744,780 for a set of “28” number plates. The world’s fourth, and the UK’s most expensive personalised registration number is “25 O” which sold at a DVLA auction in 2014 for £518,000.
Reasonably Priced Personalised Plates from CarReg
You don’t need to be among the mega rich to get your own personalised number plates. CarReg has a massive database of almost 60 million available registration numbers to suit