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mochine40 04-04-2008 05:14 PM

Delaware licence plate frenzy
 
Wow I thought old nc plates were costly.but did anybody else see the news clip on low number licence plates in Delaware ?Some dude paid 675,000 bucks for #6.The old man died and had owned it for 40 yrs.His estate sold it at auction.His house only brought 350,000.The mercedes it was registered to brought 15,000.That is just unreal-blew my gord!

89Mope 04-05-2008 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mochine40
Wow I thought old nc plates were costly.but did anybody else see the news clip on low number licence plates in Delaware ?Some dude paid 675,000 bucks for #6.The old man died and had owned it for 40 yrs.His estate sold it at auction.His house only brought 350,000.The mercedes it was registered to brought 15,000.That is just unreal-blew my gord!

Yeah, Delaware residents have some sort of thing for low numbered plates. I think it's stupid to pay that much, but I guess if you have that kind of disposable income...... :confused:

MARTINSR 04-06-2008 09:58 AM

So, I was wondering is Delaware the first state to issue a plate? Could that be why it is worth so much? I did a little search and found this site License plate collectors (click here) And Delaware isn't even mentioned! If a Delaware plate went for $675K what would an '06 West Virgina plate go for??

Brian

schnitz 04-06-2008 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
If a Delaware plate went for $675K what would an '06 West Virgina plate go for??

Brian


My best guess is somewhere around $40 to $80. Unless you are talking a 1906....


In a while, Chet.

Chevrolet4x4s 04-06-2008 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
So, I was wondering is Delaware the first state to issue a plate? Could that be why it is worth so much? I did a little search and found this site License plate collectors (click here) And Delaware isn't even mentioned! If a Delaware plate went for $675K what would an '06 West Virgina plate go for??

Brian

The Delaware plate was license # 6 In WV I'm pretty sure that the government officials get the low plate numbers Governor WV 1 and so on and so forth. As for the value of a 1906 WV plate I don't have a clue,But they are still made by the prisoners

Shane

89Mope 04-07-2008 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
So, I was wondering is Delaware the first state to issue a plate? Could that be why it is worth so much? I did a little search and found this site License plate collectors (click here) And Delaware isn't even mentioned! If a Delaware plate went for $675K what would an '06 West Virgina plate go for??

Brian

The first official Delaware license plates began in 1909. Obviously the first few plates are for the Gov, Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State. Low number plates are like a status symbol, nearly a cult following. My opinion they are showing how stupid one is for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for something like a license plate.

poncho62 04-07-2008 09:23 PM

If you paid that kind of money for the #6.....The plate number would match your IQ.................... :rolleyes:

schnitz 04-08-2008 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by poncho62
If you paid that kind of money for the #6.....The plate number would match your IQ.................... :rolleyes:


Like my dad says, more money than brains....

In a while, Chet.

Irelands child 04-08-2008 06:19 AM

License plate numbers can be fun. Growing up here in the Capital District of NY we have a bunch of interesting politico's vanity plates. One of my best friends father was Speaker of the NY House, Oswald Heck. His license was a vanity plate for sure as it had only a single letter/numeral - a '0' right in the middle and it was a real conversation piece. I'd love to have even one of the old ones to frame and display. Unfortunately my friend, Peter, was killed in the early '70s in a car accident in an A-H Bug Eye Sprite.

Dave W

cyclone-rods 04-09-2008 09:55 AM

I had a buddy move from to Delaware from Ohio and during a visit we were driving and all of a sudden you would have thought that Elvis was in the car ahead of us...... people were pointing at the car so I asked my buddy about what the big deal was and he kind of chuckled and said "Oh it is a low plate".

I then noticed the number on the plate was just two digits like 13 or 14. He explained to me that the lower the number the older the family, hence the status symbolism. So other than buying a dead guys plate the average joe can NEVER get a low number in that state. I also seem to remember that they were smaller than normal.


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