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

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.

  • TB

    That is beyond Cray…

  • Dennis James

    Wel…it is kind of worth it.

  • LWOAP

    For a license plate? What has this world come to?

  • Victor Ferreira

    Hardly news. It’ll just add to the list of overpriced number plates Kahn has in his inventory that he’ll never sell.

  • Adilos Nave

    Hmmm, think we are paying too much for oil?

    • Six_Tymes

      yeah, good point/question. pretty much knew that 30 years ago. filthy oil barons

  • fgclolz

    I’ll just print one off my inkjet lol!

  • Luis

    “payed”?????? 🤦‍♂️

  • thunder bolt

    Harry Callahan: “A man’s got to know his limitations.”

  • fabri99

    I was thinking the same thing. I mean, doesn’t somebody else have the F I plate? Is that cheaper? And does it look the same?

    • neil

      “F 1” exists, having been issued some time early in the last century and kept in circulation all that time. “FI” will never have existed, because all UK registration marks include at least one number, and cannot be created because you can only create a registration mark that fits with one of the more modern registration systems (e.g. AB18 CDE).

      The typeface is defined in law, so the “1” and the “I” always look the same. However they are unlikely to be confused because the letter “I” is not used in GB registration marks, only being used in Northern Ireland, and the schemes and legally-required space between the letter block and number block mean the position of the character will make it clear if it is an “I” or a “1”.

  • fabri99

    Even if it cost only $20, I’d still feel like I was wasting my money buying it.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    *Khan.

    Afzal Kahn would be of German Jewish descent.

    • His name is Kahn for real.

      • Perry F. Bruns

        Ah. Good catch. I see that now. My initial search showed otherwise, but the Oracle at Wikipedia has an entry that covers a thumbnail of his bio and work in automotive design. Thanks!

  • smartacus

    Why sell it now?
    Why not in 2019
    or close to 2020?

    When Sadiq Khan
    is up for reelection

  • Liam Paul

    Any fool willing to pay 20 million for a license tag has way too much money to spend and should be ashamed of themselves for buying something that stupid when so many people in this world are starving and homeless, etc. I can only hope whoever waste money like that go to Hell when they die. Talk about absurd

  • ONLY AND IDIOT.

  • Vanity plate is cancer honestly, if I ever become a collector, I would rather have standard issue plates on my cars.

    • Skydis

      If you pay the regular price, then it’s fine. Anything more is not worth it imo

  • neil

    Is the £80 transfer fee included?

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