Motoring enthusiasts spend millions of dirhams to buy classic cars, but lately the trend of owing rare number plates has made them equally crazier. In a bid to raise some money for developmental projects, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) arranged an event yesterday at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, where they auctioned 80 number plates. The highlight of the event was the Dubai plate D5, which was sold for a whopping Dhs33 million.
Wow! That’s an amount you could use to buy the world’s most expensive car Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. Surprisingly, you would still have surplus to buy W Motor’s Lykan HyperSport.
The winning bidder was Balvinder Sahni, an Indian businessman who desires to use it for his black Rolls-Royce. Other Dubai number plates which collected millions of dirhams include P 27 (sold for Dhs2.14 million) and Q 77 (auctioned for Dhs4.52 million).