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Texas license plate "3" available on auction

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by docBliny, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. docBliny

    docBliny Member

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    I just received an email from myplates.com that they are auctioning off some rare vanity plates. One of them happens to be the single digit "3". So if you're super rich and love your model 3, this might be for you:

    3 | Art, Antiques... Auctions Online | Proxibid

    Bids currently going at $14,250...

    //TB
     
  2. likeafox

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    Intriguing, but my wife wants a Model Y so.....
     
  3. ℬête Noire

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    Higher price than "8"? That's crazy, where are the old-school Chinese heritage people at!???
     
  4. Darmie

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    That would be awesome to have for your model 3.
     
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    It's currently at $14,700, auction ending this evening.
     
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    Considering the car is called a model 3 and not just 3, I don't think it's worth the money.
     
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    I don’t think it’s worth more than $100. $14,700?
     
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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  9. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    When I first looked the top bids on '3' and '8' were both by "T****d". I'd guess speculator, "collectables" is a weird market.

    BTW looks like the $14,700 bid has been retracted, it's now at $14,500.
     
  10. ℬête Noire

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    #10 ℬête Noire, Feb 28, 2018
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    Not as high as the list of prices you linked to but that's what's happening here. The rights to the alphanumeric sequence are "fully transferable", so can be resold. The ownership of the rights are nominally permanent, as the plates are good for 5 years and you can renew them.

    P.S. Highest price TX plate sale I've ever heard of is roughly in the price range of that list. $115K for '12THMAN'. No doubt an bunch of Texas A&M alumni bid that up, that's a reference to their college football team (11 players on the field, the "12th man" is reference to support from the sidelines).
     

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