Next week's Australian international Motor Show is expecting to make history with the auction of some prestigious number plates.

NSW 6 Number Plate

Shannons car insurance, which is in charge of the auctions, is hoping one wealthy individual will pay over one million dollars for the NSW number plate ‘6’.

“It is a number of years since a single digit NSW number plate went to auction and we are getting significant interest in it, as well as the other plates,” said Shannons National Auction Manager, Christophe Boribon. “I am confident we will see some record prices paid at the auction.”

The price might sound extreme to some, but at last year's show, 50 rare vitreous enamel and 50 new Black Euro plates sold for a total of $4.1 million!

The auction will take place on final day of the Motor Show at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday October 21 and all the RTA plates will be sold with no reserve prices.

Other noteworthy number plates set for sale include

  • ‘78’ ($240,000-$320,000),
  • ‘66666’ ($25900-$35,000),
  • ‘228’ and ‘883’, ($50,000-$80,000)
  • ‘2008’ and ‘2088’ ($35,000-$50,000)
  • ’10,888’, ’20.222’ and ’20.888’ ($20,000-$30,000).

Would you pay $1,000,000 for '6'?