Indian Farmer Spends $13,000 For AK47 Number Plate
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.
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I for one believe that an Indian farmer could pay that much for a plate. India is a vast place with a massive population and a lot of population has wealth that is eye watering. if you want to check out their car scene ,google teambhp.com .The most interesting forums for me relate to old cars ,such as http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-war/2653-how-rich-were-maharajas-before-independence-cars-maharajas.html A lot of the posters are actually Maharajas today and the number of antique rollers etc parked away is astounding. Not everyone in India is on the breadline and if their economy keeps moving as it ,these folks may one day live in a lot better circumstances.
He'll have that number until they pry it from his cold, dead fingers.