Thiruvananthapuram-based a distributor has spent 31 lakh rupees to give a special number plate to its Porsche 718 Boxster. This registration number is KJ-01CK-1. This is the most expensive price given for a number plate in this state and even in India so far. An auction was made to sell this number, where the bid was made from Thiruvananthapuram K. s. Balagopal has taken this registration number.
Earlier this record was named after Mercedes-Benz S-Class of Haryana, the registration number for this car was purchased for 26 lakh rupees. At present, the auction for KJ-01CK-1, registration number, was placed on Monday in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala by the Regional Transport Officer (RTO). The auction started from Rs 500 Balagopal won the bid with Rs 30 lakh and got the number with an additional one lakh rupees for the application. During the bid, there was an increase in the number of multiples of Rs 5 lakh in the amount.
In the year 2017, Balagopal had spent 19 lakh rupees for his Toyota Land Cruiser. Then Balagopal had bought the registration number KL-01CB-1. Balagopal is the owner of Devi Pharma, one of the main medicine distribution companies. There are many luxury cars in Balagopal's garage.
During the auction, Balagopal was getting tough competition from Shine Yusuf. However Shine left the bid after the mark of 25 lakh rupees. Balagopal is fond of fancy registration numbers and says that he does not regret having spent big on such numbers. At the same time, he also said that he also donated money in flood relief funds. Speak about his Porsche 718 Boxster, K. S. Balagopal says that the beauty of this sports car and its unique color, Miami Blue attracted him to import the car.