Exclusivity has no boundaries and Rrahul Tanejaa from Jaipur proved this statement right by getting himself INR 16 lakh worth number plate for his brand new Jaguar XJ L. His plate number RJ 45 CG 1 is the most expensive number plate ever sold in Jaipur.
Rrahul owns an event management company and waited for almost six weeks before the number arrived for his luxury saloon. His other cars also have 0001 number plates. The trend for getting fancy number plates is not that huge in India. It stays low because the government does not allow people to get personalized plates with alphabets and numeric values in a custom order.
The trend for custom plates in other countries is huge as one can spot numerous deals where the prices have gone into millions. One such example comes with ‘D5’ plate being sold for INR 67 Crore and ‘1’ number plate fetching INR 66 Crore in 2008.
Highest of all is demanded by an F1 plate in the UK for INR 132 Crore (Read More). It is still on sale as getting a buyer for this huge amount is not easy. Coming back to Jaipur, this amount of INR 16 lakh is huge in itself as one can safely buy fully loaded Toyota Yaris with some other fancy number for this amount.
Jaguar XJ L was an impressive choice from Rrahul as the this 5225 mm long saloon brings 3157 mm of wheelbase for limousine style ride experience. Practically, it carries 478 liters of luggage and offers 2105 mm width for luxury wrapped front as well as rear seat experience.
Long wheelbase model is offered with a diesel engine only while standard variant can also be had with a 2.0L petrol option. The 2293cc, six cylinder turbo diesel engine used here is good for 302 HP at 4000 rpm and 689 Nm at 1800 rpm. It takes just 6.2 seconds for 0-100 kmph.