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Car Number Plates - World’s Oldest Number Plate on Sale for $7.9 Million
The world’s oldest car number plate is set to go under the hammer for a whopping $7.9 million in the coming weeks.
Mr Roberts said: “I have been researching a licence plate that I purchased in 2006 that was issued in 1884 to a horse-drawn carriage. This plate was issued in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. The feeling of jubilation was astonishing when Guinness World Records mailed me the official certificate. The plate, showing No. 6 is stored in a bank vault in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada.”
Roberts, a British ex-pat, moved to Canada 35 years ago and has collected private car number plates (http://www.platemaster.com)
“I have never owned a classic vehicle, preferring to collect the plates that adorn them,” Roberts added.
Purchasing private car number plates is big business, with the number plate ‘1’ sold in Abu Dhabi for the ridiculous price of £7.25 million back in 2008.
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