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Sought after “TAX1” number plate sold for £92,000 to Edinburgh based private hire firm

11 Apr 2019

TAX1 plate appears on a private hire Tesla 

The taxi industries rarest vehicle registration plate has been snapped up for a whopping £92,000 by Scottish private hire firm Capital Cars.


The Edinburgh based operators purchased the plate at what was being billed as one of the UK’s “rarest and most sought after” plates in auction rooms on 22nd February. 

At the time “TAX1” was made available by a private seller who was hoping it would be sold for a price as much as £100,000 according the auction house selling the plate back in February.


The plate was eventually bought by Capital Cars boss Stephen Rose for one of two new Tesla’s entering his private hire fleet.

“We see it as a long-term investment,” said Elaine Lamb of Capital Cars. “People are definitely talking about it and it’s great for business.”

The firm also picked up another plate, TAX15, for a mere £38,000 for the second Tesla.

“It’s a bit tongue in cheek as well because we’re a private hire firm rather than taxis,” joked Elaine to the Edinburgh Scotsman newspaper

 

Remixed Tesla Image Author: Hugh Venables

Remixed Tesla Image Source: Geograph

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