FOR SALE : Lucky License

Submit tenders by email to f-one@hkmailboxes.com

Successful bids will be notified on 15 April and invited to participate in an online auction.

In 16 September 2006, the HKSAR government introduced the Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks Scheme to allow residents to create of license plates with any combination of eight letters and numbers. Under the scheme, these personalized plates are auctioned (minimum bid HK$5,000) and prices can run into the millions.

The first Hong Kong license plates allocated were 1 to 9999 and XX were the first two prefixes allocated with these numbers. The sequence then followed alphabetically from AA, AB, AC, etc., with some prefixes like BA or BF were not used initially, but were made available for auction from 2003 while others, including FU and FV, were also issued out of turn.

Motorbikes, like other motor vehicles, originally had no prefixes and marks with a single-letter prefix were issued later.

A = ambulances
F = fire engines and other vehicles of the Fire Services Department
T followed by 5 numerals = temporary use by the motor trade
AM = government vehicles
LC = Legislative Council vehicles
ZG = People’s Liberation Army (ZhùGǎng 駐港 translates to “stationed in Hong Kong”)

Many numbers reserved from general release and and available by auctioned since 1973 are now available via the Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks Scheme:

  • 1-100
  • multiples of 100 and 1,000
  • 123, 234, 345, 456, 567, 678, 789
  • 1234, 2345, 3456, 4567, 5678, 6789
  • two double digits ie 1100, 1122, 1133 …
  • repeated two digits ie 1010, 1212, 1313 …
  • three repeated digits ie 111, 222, 333 …
  • four repeated digits ie 1111, 2222, 3333 …
  • three-digit palindromes ie 101, 121, 131 …
  • four-digit palindromes ie 1001, 1221, 1331 …

Other lucky numbers, such as 168 which in Cantonese sounds like Rich All Time and 668 are also included in the reserve.

Posted: 31-Mar-21