Chandigarh man pays ₹15 lakh for ‘0001’ number plate for his ₹71,000 Activa

The fancy number plate – CH01-CJ-0001 – was purchased in an public sale held by the Chandigarh Registering and Licensing Authority.

By : HT Auto Desk
Updated on:
19 Apr 2022, 10:27 AM

File photo of a Honda Activa scooter used for representational purpose only
File picture of a Honda Activa scooter used for representational function solely

A Chandigarh resident has spent greater than 15 lakh to get himself a singular number plate for his mere 71,000 Honda Activa scooter, Hindustan Times reported. Brij Mohan, a 42-year-old promoting skilled, received himself the flowery number plate in a latest public sale held by the Chandigarh Registering and Licensing Authority. He paid a whopping 15.44 lakh, to be exact, to get the car number that reads – CH01-CJ-0001.

However, the costly car number plate will not sit on his Activa perpetually. Mohan revealed that he plans to make use of it for his future automotive, although initially will probably be seen on his scooter. “I will use the number for my Activa, which I bought recently. But eventually, I will use for car,” he mentioned.

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The number plate purchased by Mohan was part of the public sale of assorted fancy car numbers for the brand new collection CH01-CJ, together with leftover numbers, that was carried out from April 14 to April 16. As per an official from the Chandigarh licensing authority, as many as 378 registration numbers went beneath the hammer, fetching a complete quantity of 1.5 crore.

Out of all of the numbers bought, Mohan’s CH01-CJ-0001 fetched the best quantity towards a reserve worth of 50,000 whereas the second most costly public sale was that CH-01-CJ-002, that fetched an quantity of 5.4 lakh. The third-highest fetching number – CH-01-CJ-007 – went beneath the hammer for 4.4 lakh whereas CH-01- CJ-003 was bought for 4.2 lakh. The reserve worth for these numbers was 30,000.

The highest bid for 0001 number plate befell in 2012, when a car proprietor purchased it from the CH-01-AP collection for 26.05 lakh. It was meant for his S-class Mercedes Benz that price 4 occasions the value of the number plate.

First Published Date: 19 Apr 2022, 10:23 AM IST

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