S1,

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Lot 197
S1,

Sold for £ 397,500 (US$ 486,205) inc. premium
S1,
vehicle registration number held on V778 retention certificate.

The first numberplate to have been issued in Edinburgh, originally fitted to a vehicle owned by Sir John H A MacDonald.

Footnotes

  • Sir John H A MacDonald, Lord Kingsburgh (1836-1919) and Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland (1888-1919) was a leading pioneer of motoring and way ahead of his time in foreseeing the rapid development of the motorcar and the need for a proper road system. Amongst the first owners of a motor car in Scotland he was also a founding member of the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland - later to become the R.A.C. - and the first president of the Scottish Automobile Club, founded in 1899. Motor registration marks were first introduced in 1903 and Sir John H A MacDonald became the owner of registration number S1, the very first number for Edinburgh that same year. This historic number has been in the same family since issued.
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