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The UAE 50 number plate set issued in Bristol, UK.

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UAE 50 plate in UK set for record price

 

DUBAI – A unique British number plate that reads UAE 50 appears all set to sell for a record price as the emirates celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Bids have begun for the UK-registered car plate number that is older than the UAE. The number plate was originally issued in January, 1955 in Bristol.

The number plate is owned by a private British collector and is being used on a grey Porsche Taycan.

The plate is reportedly attracting interest from investors, collectors and enthusiasts, with UAE-based motoring historian Mohammed Luqman Ali Khan calling it a “very special number plate”.

“The timing of its surfacing assumes significance as the UAE is celebrating its golden jubilee which has been declared as ‘Year of the 50th’,” Khan said.

Experts said luxury car owners from the UAE who often visit the UK with their supercars are sure to have a lot of interest in the unique number plate registered with Britain’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority.

The current world record for the most expensive number plate is held by Abu Dhabi, with car number plate UAE AD 1 sold for Dh52.2 million in 2008.

Nine of the world’s top 10 winning bids on expensive car plates are from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, each selling between Dh10 million and Dh38 million.

For UAE 50 car plate, bidders can log onto www.specialnumberplates.com to make an offer. ICA/Expat Media

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