Zurich to auction rare licence plate

Zurich Road Office

Canton Zurich is hoping for a windfall when it puts up an ultra-rare licence plate for auction.

The road traffic office is selling off the plate ZH 888. 

The auction opens in a couple of days and bidding starts at CHF 4,000. But if past sales are anything to go by – the winning bid is likely to be six figures. 

The most expensive plate to be sold was ZH 10 – that went for nearly a quarter of a million francs. 

Even ZH 987 sold for more than CHF 150,000. 

Zurich has been auctioning number plates since 1995. All proceeds go to the cantonal treasury. 

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