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Car number sold by auction for $ 7 million

May 29 2007

At auction in the UAE was an absolute record for the value of automobile license plates. For a license plate with number "5" is one of the participants had paid 25.2 million dirhams - almost 6.9 million U.S. dollars.

Registration number with the number "5" bought at auction a local businessman Talal Khouri, who, judging by last name does not belong to families known to the Arabian princes or sheiks and not indigenous emirattsem. Revenues from the auction will be sent to a special fund to assist victims of road accidents and the sick.

In March last year on the sale of rooms in Dubai 34-year-old native of the country has paid 3.12 million dirhams (over 850 thousand U.S. dollars) per room "E15". The new record is eight times that amount, and probably last for quite a long time, RIA Novosti reported.

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