You Can Claim One of Texas’ Last Single-Character License Plates
There are only two unclaimed single-character license plates numbers left in the State of Texas, and either could be yours if you want to outbid the competition.
MyPlates.com, Texas' official vendor for personalized and specialty license plates, reports that the number 3 and the letter W are the lat remaining single-character plates not already registered to a vehicle in the Lone Star State.
From now until 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 1, 2019, you can seize the unique opportunity to bid on either plate and hit the highway with a truly unique look.
Crazy, right? But it's a rare chance to get your hands on a single-character plate, so it you're into that kind of thing and can spare the cash, why not go for it? The plates would even be transferable, so if you know someone whose lucky number is 3 or whose name starts with W, you can get them either plate as a gift.
According to a representative from My Plates, most states reserve the first three single-digit plates for government officials ("1" for the governor, "2" for the lieutenant governor, and "3" for the secretary of state), but Texas is an exception. (Aren't we always?)
$15,000 for a license plate may seem pretty wild, but that's chump change when you look at these numbers.
The most expensive license plate ever sold was the single-digit "1" in the United Arab Emirates, which went for $14.3 million in 2008.
The most expensive license plate sold in the United States was Delaware's single-digit "6", which cost someone $675,000 (also in 2008; good year for license plate sales, I guess).
And Texas' most expensive plate - 12THMAN - cost an Aggie $115,000 in 2013.
If you want to bid on "3" or "W", check out the myplates.com auction site.
For a little extra scratch to help you ride in style, listen for those cash codes we send out three times each weekday and enter them here for your shot at up to $5,000.