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Victoria’s ‘luckiest’ quantity plate sells for big value

One Australian motorist is driving excessive after snaring Victoria’s “luckiest” quantity plate for a mega value.

The Victorian quantity plate “888-888” bought for $230,000 by means of Donington Auctions.

Donington Auctions spokesman Cameron Sabine says there may be excessive demand for quantity plates with a sequence of 8s as a result of it’s thought-about fortunate in Chinese language tradition.

“Having an ‘8’ inside a registration plate sequence has change into the digit of alternative amongst quantity plate collectors, each for its luck and within the case of this explicit plate, its symmetrical format.

“So, we weren’t vastly stunned that it bought so nicely and have been very happy to have eclipsed the earlier file by a lot.”

The quantity plate bought fetched 4 occasions greater than the luxurious V12-powered 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL600 that wore it.

Donington Auctions declare it was a file value paid for a customized quantity plate, beating the $53,000 paid for the “911-911” plates in 2022.

That value has nothing on century outdated heritage licence plates such because the “1” quantity plate in NSW that bought for greater than $11.5 million earlier this yr.

It’s believed that plate initially belonged to NSW’s first police commissioner earlier than being purchased and bought by a number of non-public homeowners.

The NSW “1” plate was bought by means of Lloyds Auctions, which stated it was unlikely to come back up on the market once more as uncommon heritage plates have been usually handed down by means of generations.

The “Q1” quantity plate in Queensland additionally bought just lately for greater than $5.6 million.

There have been loads of different huge determine quantity plate gross sales in Australia previously few years.

Shannons Auctions bought the quantity “14” for $2,270,500 in 2022, which was a file sum for a Victorian two-digit plate.

That plate was purchased for $75,000 again in 1988.

The NSW “4” quantity plate bought for $2.45m again in 2017 and the NSW “1” bike licence plate was up for grabs in 2018 for $1m.

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