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McC-CocK McC-CocK 04/06/2018 - 04:54pm

Kahn Design Founder Selling ‘F1’ Plate For Over $20 Million!

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    For motorists in the United Kingdom, there is one license plate which stands head and shoulders above the rest; F1.

    The plate has been owned by businessman Afzal Kahn since 2008, when he purchased it for £440,000 ($618,000), a record at the time. The exclusive plate was most recently spotted on a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport finished in blue carbon fiber.

    Eager to cash in on demand for the exclusive plate, Kahn, the man behind Kahn Design, Project Kahn, and the Chelsea Truck Company has listed the plate for sale on RegTransfers for a casual £12,009,995 ($16,891,457).

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you. When all the fees are added, including the 20 per cent VAT, the total sum needed to be the proud new owner of ‘F1’ is £14,412,093 ($20,269,888).

    To put that figure into perspective, you could purchase two pristine McLaren F1s for roughly the same amount, and they’re assured to jump in value in the coming decades. We’re not so sure demand for this license plate will ever justify its out-of-this-world asking price.

    For what it is worth, Kahn claims to have been previously offered £6 million ($8.43 million) for the plate, but turned down the offer.

    The most expensive license plate ever sold in the UK is ’25 O’, raking in £518,480 ($729,216) and swiftly affixed to a Ferrari 250 GT SWB.


    Credit to Carscoops for the story: https://www.carscoops.com/2018/04/kahn-design-founder-selling-f1-plate-20-million/

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  • sibtain.sadruddin
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Honestly this really sounds like something out of the Middle East. In the UAE single digit number plates go for a few million dirhams. It seems pretty pointless in my opinion.
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, that is my initial thought, particularly as the UAE in particular tend to really bring their hyper cars over and this would be a big status thing
  • vtomi48
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I would not give 20 mills for an actual F1, let alone for a number plate :D :D :D
    (Yes, I know, I am not the biggest fan of McL :P )
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
      No I agree, only a few verrrrry special cars are worth that kind of money...
      I love the F1, but I wouldn't never pay that much for it, the maintenance cost on them is insane
  • Petrol Head
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Project Kahn seems to be adding value and a figure he was supposedly offered every other year, coming from the same place he is from, havent heard much activity from him, hype is dead,
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I completely agree!
      He does have some verrrry rich friends though.
      I can maybe see someone buying it for 1-3 million, but not anywhere near this.
  • ZURDO1
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    hahaha it’s just a plate
  • Plain_23
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I saw this plate on a brand new RS6 a couple of months ago
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I'd have been amawazed if that was a legal plate...
      I think the last car it was on was Kahn's personal Bugatti Veyron
  • hashtagyoutubemoney
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    He’s really not. Kahn is fading into obscurity as companies like Range Rover make their own more extreme cars, while Urban make far better designed modifications. Kahn releases the same bullshit press release every year with a bigger number just to get some screen time. ignore it and he’ll eventually go away.
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Completely agree mate!
      He is such an attention grabber, the annoying thing is I don't mind some of the cars they make Range Rover wise, but the show he makes of it all is so needless
  • Nate.ansley
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    it’s just a license plate!
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Madness isn't it!
  • Domanic183
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    i would take that plate and live on it...dont really need a house after getting this
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Pahaha!
      Just cover your modesty with the number plate, we don't need clothes!
    • Domanic183
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      yeh srsly eat on this plate and call it a plate of food we dont need anything else
  • AMGDOTCHINX
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    lol imagine your brother ask you for a car and you come home with this
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 3 P-Nos Points
      Pahaha and he comes back with it on the front of his Prius or this....

  • hotrod
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    You can always ask, but you ain't gonna get 17 million American for a license plate... If he gets over 10 million dollars for it that's my Balboni line.. he wins
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      It's a strange thing, I totally wouldn't buy it if I had 20million, however if you are an Oligarch with 10 billion in the bank....then it would be a massive ego boost turning up to the country club or party with that plate.

      And for that reason....I can see someone paying silly money for it (I consider that over 5-10million)
  • gregg1494
    2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Waste.Of.Money
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Completely agree with you mate!
  • michael_andersen
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I knew people bought certain plates for big money in U.K. but this is insane
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yep, It's a big status thing for the mega rich...
      I really don't understand why!
    • michael_andersen
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      That mega rich to a crazy level. Oh ya I got an offer for $6million but that’s not enough

      That’s two crazy people right there one for offering and one for turning it down
  • Salomondrin
    2 weeks ago 4 P-Nos Points
    This is fucking insane! hahahahah why would anyone spend so much on a plate?! I know whenever you level up with your money more of these "I WOULD NEVER BUY THAT" becomes irrelevant.... but how much money do you need to have in order for you to say YEAH I'LL SPEND 20 FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS ON JUST 1 PLATE?!

    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I completely agree!
      And surely with those digital plates offered this market may very well burst in no time!
      Madness...
      As said below, I've been offered silly money on some plates we have on classics, but it is never something I can understand people paying so much for!
      Hope you had an awesome break away in Italy with Belen!
  • dmartian
    2 weeks ago 3 P-Nos Points
    He could'a bought a FLEET of hypercars. Its nice to be rich!
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, I was thinking of all the cars I'd rather have....madness!
    • Salomondrin
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      It's way too much, but once you have it all... what else is there left for you to buy, right? fuck...
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I mean....if you donated it to a charity you could probably have a building named after you or something....surely that is a better ego boost!
      But who am I to judge.
      I'm going to have to check all the plates we have in the shop and on cars...
  • The Giffriend
    2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Damn that's crazy prices, I would get the two F1s instead of the plate without thinking twice ahahah
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Haha I completely agree!
      If anybody pays anything close to that, I think they need a slap...
    • The Giffriend
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      They don't need a slap, they a shot in the head from a .50 sniper rifle ahahah
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Pahaha!

    • The Giffriend
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      A bit ahaha that amount of money spent so stupid gets on my nerves ahahah
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Nah I totally get that!
      Imagine all the good things you could do with that cash...
      I don't begrudge rich people spending big on things...I would be somewhat of a hypocrite if I did.
      But not anywhere near this degree
    • The Giffriend
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, I don't mind that they spend a lot of money in some stuff because if it was me I would probably spend money on some stuff that peopl would find stupid!
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Pheeeeew, I was looking ove rmy shoulder for a 50. cal

    • The Giffriend
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Ahahah I understand some stuff but things like this is just too much ahahah
    • Salomondrin
      2 weeks ago 4 P-Nos Points
      LEGIT You could:
      Buy an 18 million dollar commercial building cash
      Add 2 million in remodels
      Go to the Bank to pull a 50% loan on it, but now the total value is at 25 million, so you'll get 12.5 million.
      Buy a 12.5 million dollar house cash
      Go to the bank and get a line of credit of 5 million dollars against your house.
      Buy a BP23, a Cullinan, an S class, and a Hawker (private plane).
    • The Giffriend
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      That would be a really good way to spend it!
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Absolutely baffling really isn't it!
      I'd buy a Singer 911, Eagle E Type, Jaguar XKSS all appreciating assets you can borrow against as well.
      I always try and stay away from judging what people spend money on....but this is amazingly poor taste
    • Salomondrin
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      hahaha :D I like your choices too! I wouldn't say anything is in POOR TASTE... it's hard to put ourselves in other people's shoes and understand where they're coming from. I can't relate to anyone that has 20 million bucks to spare on a license plate, but I bet if I made a lot of money (billions)... I'd probably do worse shit! LOL
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Whay thank you, good sir!
      Haha yeah that is a fair point, but then again I am English and we think anything other than a monacle and a tuxedo is poor taste!

    • CorneliusDaniel
      2 weeks ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Take the 20 Mill. - put it into an bank account - Boom! You never have to work again.
  • Bustercsrt4
    2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
    They should just get a digital one from Galpin and make it say F1 lol
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Hahaha!
      I wonder if they might impant the value of these plates going forward....
      This is just silly money to my mind!
  • smoke3316
    2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
    I hope the buyer puts it on a Prius.
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 3 P-Nos Points
      Pahaha!
      That would be the ultimate Trolling move!
  • Conta
    2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Thats more than the F1 in this picture! Nothing.. and I mean NOTHING should cost more than an F1! lol
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Hahaha I would rather have a few other cars, but it's silly how much some of these number plates are worth!
      My families 5 BOF numberplate on the 190SL is worth something silly like 10,000
    • Conta
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Hahaha thats epic! I thought my Beverly Hills Yacht Club license plate frame on our 450sl was slick :P
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
      It's mad, I had no idea!
      But it seems like a market that might not last....I've never been bothered by plates
    • Conta
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah I like getting a different plate color to match the car more, but the numbers and letters itself dont really matter to me either
    • McC-CocK
      2 weeks ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Completely agree!
  • McC-CocK
    2 weeks ago 2 P-Nos Points
    This will be the ultimate vanity purchase if this happens...more money than sense!