The registration number ‘F 1’ is believed to be owned by Afzal Kahn, founder of Kahn Design and it is now up for sale with an eye-watering asking price of £14.4 million. This registration was last seen on the owner’s Bugatti Veyron and was listed for sale for the first time in over ten years in 2018. As yet no buyers have come forward but it is without a doubt the most sought-after plate in the country – and the world – given its clear links to Formula One racing.
Kahn is reported to have purchased the registration number from Essex Council for what now seems like a bargain price of £375,000. The council had been owners of the number plate for over 100 years and we imagine that they’ll be wishing they’d held onto it for a while longer.
It is alleged that Kahn turned down a previous offer of £6 million five years ago and it has now been listed for sale for £12 million. Add to that the taxes and VAT which any buyer would need to shell out and the top-line price becomes a staggering £14.4 million. Such a sale would completely shatter the current UK record holder which is ’25 O’, bought for £518,480 in 2014 and fitted on a Ferrari 250 GT SWB.