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Manx number plates - at a price

There’s a new-style number plate on its way to the Isle of Man – but if you haven’t got thousands of pounds to spend, you may be disappointed.

The Department of Infrastructure is planning to introduce plates with the word MANX on them – the first time the Island has had four-letter words on cars.

But according to the regulations which will be up for discussion in Tynwald later this month, you’ll need £100,000 to buy MANX 1 or 1 MANX.

Minister David Cretney says he believes they’ll raise a lot of money for the cash-strapped government:

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