KS Balagopal, Thiruvananthapuram-based businessman stunned everyone by paying a staggering Rs 31 lakh for an ‘exclusive number plate’ for his brand new luxurious Porsche 718 Boxster convertible sports car. What’s interesting in the number plate. Let’s find out.
His new number plate reads ‘KL-01-CK-01’ which he bought at an auction by the RTO. It has been said that the number cost him Rs 30 lakh and an additional Rs 1 lakh that he paid for reserving the number.
As per a report in Times Of India, Balagopal was locked in a ‘bidding contest’ with NRI Shine Yousef. The report adds that Shine Yousef had bid Rs 25,00,500 but quit after Balagopal made a surge to Rs 30 lakh in the next call.
His bid was the most by anyone has ever paid at the ‘Thiruvananthapuram RTO’ for a registration plate. Interestingly, in 2017, he paid Rs 19 lakh for the number ‘KL-01-CB-01’ for his Toyota Land Cruiser luxury SUV.