£100k for MN 1 number plate
At an auction held at the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club on Friday 6th February 2009, the number plate MN 1 sold for £100,000 to an anonymous bidder. Not bad for an island with a population of 80,000.
"I think everyone was about to fall off their chair in amazement", said a spokesperson for the auction organisers.
The registration was part of a collection owned by the late John Moore who had a large collection of classic cars and number plates. When MN 1 was originally issued it was to a George Drinkwater of Bradden and was used on his steam powered car.