This $20 million Volvo is much more than 'just' a car

The owner wants $20 million not just for the car, but for something attached to it...

26w ago

Paying for personalised licence plates is a funny business. You essentially pay the government to have something other than your usual plate on your car to make it feel more special. Some people like this and buy them, others don't see the point and claim it's a waste of money.

Sometimes these things can sell for hundreds if not thousands of pounds of dollars, but what if I told you there's an owner in New York who wants $20 million for the 'New York' licence plate on his old Volvo estate.

The private seller posted their ’90s Volvo V70 onto the DuPont Registry asking for this insane amount of money. With the sale, you will get the Volvo as well as the plate which can then be transferred to almost any vehicle.

The license plate has been in the seller’s family since the 70s, and was a lucky purchase all those years ago. New York was actually the first US state to require license plates in 1901, but it wasn't until 1977 when you could start purchasing custom vanity plates.

With this being the only street-legal “New York” New York plate in existence, it's quite a rare sight and would be very desirable to many people, but would someone actually pay $20 million for it?

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Comments (25)

  • Someone would have to be completely insane to pay that sort of money for a license plate, not to mention anyone who thinks they could sell a plate for that amount of money is equally insane. Absolutely crazy in every way!

      6 months ago
  • this was the car from my “guess the price” post a few days ago haha

      6 months ago
  • I will not be surprised if the plate actually gets sold for a million or few million bucks.

      6 months ago
  • Unlike Europe and UK, it is not very common in to sell custom plates in the U.S. I would doubt it will sell especially for that kind of money. A wealthy individual may be willing to pay thousands but I think 20k is most likey all they will get with that used Volvo.

      6 months ago
  • I don't think it should be 20 million, just why...?

      6 months ago