A farmer from a village in Punjab recently paid Rs. 7,00,000/- ($13,000) to get the registration number PB-07 AK-47. AK-47 is the famous assault rifle, but what is shocking is the vehicle he got this number for.
The farmer took the AK-47 number for his Honda Activa scooter (pictured above), which costs Rs. 54,500/- ($1000). He could have used the amount he paid for the registration to get a decent sized hatchback. In the future, he will transfer the registration number to a Toyota Fortuner (pictured below) which he plans to buy soon. This is not the first time such a crazy thing has happened. Last year an Indian businessman spent Rs. 17,00,000/- (around $30,000) to get his registration number of choice.
Faisal Ali Khan is the editor of MotorBeam.com, a website covering the automobile industry of India.