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Man wants $20k for license plate

LEUCADIA, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A former resident of Del Mar, Calif., said he is hoping to sell the rights to his personalized license plate, which reads "DEL MAR."

John Chambers, who has had the license plate for 22 years, said he decided to sell the plate after moving to Leucadia and he is now hoping it will fetch about $20,000, KSWB-TV, San Diego, reported Monday.

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"I lived in Del Mar, went to school there my entire life," Chambers said. "I was a Del Martian. I remember walking home and seeing Jimmy Durante sitting in front of the drug store and going up to Zell's Liquor and getting a piece of a bubble gum."

Chambers said his scheme was inspired by a news story about a Connecticut man who sold his license plate, which read "4," for $1.6 million.

Officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles said it is legal to sell the rights to the license plate.

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