Recently, car numbers turned exactly 110 years old. On April 25, 1901, the first mandatory registration numbers were introduced. Or so the Americans claim, because Germany also claims authorship of the idea.
WE PRESENT YOU SOME OF THE CURIOUS FACTS IN THE HISTORY OF CAR NUMBERS:
New York claims to have been the first to introduce mandatory car registration in 1901 and the affixing of signs. Their price then was 1 dollar.
In the same year in Germany, the Berlin dealer Rudolf Herzog received permission from the administration to put the number IA1 on his car. The first part consisted of the initials IA of the merchant's wife Johanna Anker. The unit showed that this was the first and only woman of the Berliner. This marked the beginning of the letter designations.
Initially, there were no standard signs and every motorist could make his own license plate with whatever sign he wanted and put it on his car.
The fashion for individual name numbers first appeared in the United States and more specifically in Hollywood. Their only difference with the standard plates to this day is in the price.
All license plates ever issued in the UK are still valid.
The most expensive car sign in the world belongs to Abu Dhabi businessman Saeed Abdul Ghafer al-Huri. In 2008, he auctioned off $ 14 million for a single-digit number.