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Afzal Kahn turns down six million pound offer for F1 license plate - report

Afzal Kahn from Project Kahn with F1 license plate
Afzal Kahn from Project Kahn with F1 license plate

Originally bought it for 440,625 pounds

How much would you pay to own Britain's highly prized "F1" license plate? £100,000? £500,000? Try £6,000,000 but even that wasn't enough to temp Afzal Kahn - from A Kahn Design - who currently uses the plate on his Bugatti Veyron.

According to the Daily Mail, Kahn declined the offer despite having only paid £440,625 ($685,745 / €512,700) for the plate back in 2008. Had he sold the plate, he would have made a healthy profit of about £5.5 ($8.6 / €6.4) million.

When asked about the offer, a spokesperson said "We have received a significant multi-million pound offer for the F1 plate which we rejected out of hand." The representative added "Mr Kahn has no interest in selling F1, which is his favorite plate."

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Published Aug 23rd, 2013 8:40pm By Michael Gauthier
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Ivo_205 Ivo_205
The guy spent half a million on a silly license plate to begin with, he obviously does not give a sh!t about money, we should not waste any time reading this.
Sep 5th, 2013 5:40pm
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HommeStar HommeStar
It's obviously become quite costly to be dumb these days. I've got high tolerance but this is truly sad. Who offers that sum for such an item. What, did God dress his/her Mercedes with this very plate?! Replicate the damn thing and call it/get a life.
Aug 25th, 2013 5:48am
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RuleZ RuleZ
I wanna be like that when I grow up!!!!
Aug 25th, 2013 4:46am
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KarlT KarlT
Does Kahn have any involvement in F1? Makes no sense on a car/brand that has never participated in F1, and is not an unbroken continuation of the brand that once competed during the 'Grand Prix' days. If Frank Williams or Ron Dennis had it on a car I could understand.....
Aug 24th, 2013 4:23pm
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quattrosport quattrosport
He could rebuilt a whole African village (city?) with this amount of money ..
Aug 24th, 2013 12:22pm
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JackBaaitjies JackBaaitjies
Crazy!,in RSA,2 digit plate r45000 with equates to about €4000
Aug 24th, 2013 11:52am
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ifudge ifudge
It's mind boggling. A piece of plastic with some printed letters on it worth £6,000,000. Who offers that, and who rejects it?! It's just a number plate. That sort of money could buy a whole lotta car with far greater value.
Aug 24th, 2013 11:29am
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jub_al jub_al
where i come from, you can get a custom plate made and keep it for $100 a year....
Aug 24th, 2013 10:28am
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NelisvanWieren NelisvanWieren
I agreem Why not just have his own one custom made?!
Aug 24th, 2013 12:03pm
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pzigly pzigly
Its not about the price of making a custom plate. Thats easy. He has the ownership of that plate number in all of UK. No one else can have a car with plate number F1 on it and drive on the road legally. If u look up F1 in the police records in UK that plate belongs to this guy on that car. U cant have more than 1 car in the UK the same plate number.
Aug 25th, 2013 9:59am
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Paulds Paulds
Serious question: why does a simple plate could get so expensive?
Aug 24th, 2013 3:36am
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pzigly pzigly
Because he has the ownership of that plate number in all of UK. No one else can have a car with plate number F1 on it and drive on the road legally. If u look up F1 in the police records in UK that plate belongs to this guy on that car. U cant have more than 1 car in the UK the same plate number.
Aug 25th, 2013 9:57am
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Paulds Paulds
Thank you for your answer
Aug 25th, 2013 10:04am
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memexe memexe
This is just ridiculous! And please don't bring that "KKK" plate StatesSide(currently on the silver SLR behind him).
Aug 24th, 2013 2:30am
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Wickedated Wickedated
It looks like he uses his F1 plate on an SLR, not Veyron.
Aug 24th, 2013 1:40am
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pzigly pzigly
"Kahn’s prized ‘F1? number plates currently reside on his Bugatti Veyron and have also been used on his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in the past." http://www.gtspirit.com/2013/08/25/afzal-kahn-turns-down-9-4-million-for-f1-number-plates/
Aug 26th, 2013 6:07am
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Cale24 Cale24
Word.
Aug 23rd, 2013 11:17pm
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pzigly pzigly
I would have accepted it, bought an old F1 car with my profits and then I would have the real deal instead of posing it on a car.
Aug 23rd, 2013 9:31pm
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taliz taliz
So there are two crazy rich people in this story. One who makes a crazy offer, and the other who's crazy enough not to accept it.
Aug 23rd, 2013 8:46pm
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Prestige15 Prestige15
I would accept, run off with cash and still keep the F1 place.
Aug 23rd, 2013 8:45pm
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