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Auction of Casa Bonita-themed license plate reaches into thousands

Bidding started at $100 to own a Casa Bonita-themed Colorado license plate – now the favorites run into the thousands – proceeds fund disability programs.

DENVER — Honk if you love Casa Bonita! Seventeen lucky people who love the Mexican-themed restaurant can drive away with Casa Bonita-themed license plates if they make the winning bid in an online auction.

The plates that pay homage to the multistory pink palace are being auctioned off by the state's DMV office – a partnership between the new owners and South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and the Colorado Disability Funding Committee

Bidding started at $100 – but, now a handful of fan favorites have run into the thousands on the auction website. The plates include references to the restaurant and shows and musicals from South Park:

  • BUTTERS has 20 bids and stands at $1,750.
  • TOWELIE stands at $1,600 with 17 bids. 
  • STHPRK has 14 bidders at $1,550.
  • GO COWS stands at 13 bids and is currently at $1,200.
  • TACOS will run you $1,200 or higher.
  • CSABNTA has 17 bids and stands at $1,050.
  • HOT DOG is at $950.
  • TEAMUSA has 13 bids at $750.
  • JO3M4M4 stands at $700.
  • BLCKBRT has 7 bids and stands at $500.

If you want to bid lower than $600, there are a couple more of the plates up for auction:

  • CANIBAL – $500
  • BRANIFF – $550 
  • RANDY – $550
  • CLFDIVR – $450
  • CAVE – $400
  • CONEY – $250
  • NVH386 – $250 

Winning bidders are responsible for standard DMV registration fees but win the right to use the letter configuration on their car's plates. The committee can also help winning bidders without a registered car to receive a novelty plate.

The auction last through next week and ends at 7 p.m., May 25. 

Proceeds from the license plate sales benefit the Colorado Disability Funding Committee and are used to provide grants to organizations providing disability application assistance and/or new programs or projects that improve quality of life and independence of people with disabilities. 

Click here for the Casa Bonita license plate auction.

> Watch video above: 49 years since the opening of Casa Bonita

Credit: kusa
Casa Bonita-themed license plates auctioned off to the highest bidder.

This isn't the first time that Colorado has auctioned off license plates to raise money for disability funding – one took place on April 20 that included cannabis-themed phrases like "420," "WEED," "HASH," "EDIBLE," "THC," and "CBD." Another featured Star Wars-themed plates on May 4.



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