Check it out !!!!!!!!!
14 Million paid for a vanity plate.
Alhumdilliah it was for charity.
It goes to help vitcims of traffic accidents.
But personally I would of liked to have seen it go to
feed the hungry and shelter the homeless in Muslim countries.
The link has pictures.http://news.aol.com/story/_a/license-plate-sells-for-14-million/20080216191609990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001
License Plate Sells for $14 Million
Posted: 2008-02-16 20:32:16
Filed Under: World News
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 16) - A license plate with nothing but the number "1" on it went for a record $14 million at a charity auction Saturday.
Saeed Khouri, a member of a wealthy Abu Dhabi family, wouldn't say how many automobiles he owned or which of them might carry the record-breaking single-digit plate.
Manuel Salazar, AP Going Once ...
Going Twice ...1 of 9 A wealthy Abu Dhabi man shelled out $14 million for a vanity license plate with just one number on it -- "1" -- shattering the previous record of $6.8 million paid for a plate with "5" on it. In total, 90 license plates were auctioned off for $24 million.
"I bought it because it's the best number," said Khouri, whose family made its fortune in real estate. "I bought it because I want to be the best in the world."
The oil-rich UAE began auctioning off vanity license plates last May.
Ordinary automobile license plates issued to drivers here - and even most other vanity series plates - carry both Arabic and Western numerals and script, defining the issuing city and country.
Khouri's plate, however, has only the Western numeral and no letters.
The record sale surpassed the $6.8 million that was paid for an Emirati license plate at an earlier auction with the Western number 5 on it - also without Arabic numerals or letters.
Proceeds from the auctions, which are held in a lavish hotel here, go to a rehabilitation center for victims of traffic accidents.
On Saturday, 90 license plates were auctioned off in all, raising a total of $24 million. The previous five such events raised more than $50 million.