Young Qatari scoops exclusive plate at auction in latest burst of £250k plate-buying spreeA 24-years-old man has just paid a staggering £100,216 to own the personalised registration plate 6 O. Ghanim al-Hadaifi, a member of the Qatar diplomatic family living in London, snapped up the plate during the final day of a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency auction held near Barnsley.
And it’s not his first purchase. Back in the summer, he bid successfully for 4 O at another DVLA auction, paying £63,000. He also bought 5 0 for £83,000 as a gift for the Qatar royal family.
A spokesman for Mr al-Hadaifi said: ‘money is not really an issue: he just wants the best registrations he can have for his cars. Even though he has bought 4 O and 6 O for himself he already has his sights set on numerous others which we hope will be auctioned next year.’
The DVLA released these registrations to mark 20 years of personalised registration sales. In all six plates sold raising £666,560 – which, as with all gs to the Treasury.
In all, personalised registrations have proved quite a money-spinner for the Govt. – 2.5 million have sold. The most paid for a single plate was smashed in March when a buyer bid £352,000 to claim 1 D.