This 'RR 1' numberplate sold for £460,000 in a Bonhams auction
Is that too much for a numberplate?
Car auctions are a funny thing to attend. They are full of middle-to-old aged men dressed up in funky coloured suit jackets and teal coloured loafers.
There is also no sign of anyone who makes less than £100,000 year, unless there is a motoring journalist about, but that's only on press days, they wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the cars like common people otherwise.
And along with poncey cars comes expensive things. I mean, a £50 million+ Ferrari 250 GTO was sold at one of these auctions for crying out loud, and while that may not be as impressive as what I'm about to show you, this is still rather special.
Back in 2018, the numberplate 'RR 1' sold for a staggering £460k at a Bonhams auction here in the UK. Originally purchased back in 1968, this plate sold for a record-breaking price of £4,800 by HR Owen (a car dealer in Britain).
It has clearly kept its value too as it sold for almost 100 times as much 50 years later. But to be worth as much as a nicely specced Rolled Royce itself, it pretty intense, even for the richest of people.
If you fancy owning an 'RR' plate of your own, then Bonhams has one currently in motion and is expect to go for between £80,000 and £120,000. The plate in question is 'RR 3'. Not quite as regal but good enough.