Yours for just £10million - business man selling former Essex County Council number plate for £10m

Prized plate – Afzal Kahn with the registration number that could fetch £10million

Prized plate – Afzal Kahn with the registration number that could fetch £10million

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A PRIZED number plate that Essex County Council sold for £440,000 in 2008, is now on sale for £10million.

Afzal Kahn bought the ‘F1’ plate from the council six years ago, but it is now being advertised with RegTransfers, the personalised number plate specialists, who listed it for £1million in September 2012.

When owned by the council, the 109-year-old registration was used by then-chairman Gerard McEwen on a Volvo S80.

Mr Kahn reportedly turned down a £6million offer last year, prompting calls that the council could have got more for the plate.

A council spokesman said: “We got the best price for it at the time we sold it and it still remains the highest value for a number plate.”

Council Hall used the £440,000 to fund a charity aimed at improving the standard of young drivers.

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6:47am Tue 17 Jun 14

VeteranOfMany says...

F___king Injustice ?
F___king Injustice ? VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 6

6:55am Tue 17 Jun 14

depotman says...

just looked for it on Reg Transfers, cant find it
just looked for it on Reg Transfers, cant find it depotman
  • Score: 3

7:23am Tue 17 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

£440000 on improving young drivers driving? money down the drain, and no one owns these numbers no matter how much you pay for them you just pay to use them they all belong to the DVLA and they can be revoked, turning down 6 mill,guess you can say what you like just to get free promotion in the press, this number should have been retained by ECC it would have always carried high value and owed them nothing.
£440000 on improving young drivers driving? money down the drain, and no one owns these numbers no matter how much you pay for them you just pay to use them they all belong to the DVLA and they can be revoked, turning down 6 mill,guess you can say what you like just to get free promotion in the press, this number should have been retained by ECC it would have always carried high value and owed them nothing. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 12

7:50am Tue 17 Jun 14

poortaxpayer says...

Of course he turned down £6 million for something he purchased for £440,000 wouldn't you? Something of the bulls**t about this story. £440,000 was the highest price ever paid for a number plate in this country are there really idiots out there who will part with £10 million for a mere number plate? I doubt it.
Of course he turned down £6 million for something he purchased for £440,000 wouldn't you? Something of the bulls**t about this story. £440,000 was the highest price ever paid for a number plate in this country are there really idiots out there who will part with £10 million for a mere number plate? I doubt it. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 17

7:53am Tue 17 Jun 14

leighman says...

£10,000,000? Not a snowball in hells chance! F1 F_ _ _ _ _ G IDIOT.
£10,000,000? Not a snowball in hells chance! F1 F_ _ _ _ _ G IDIOT. leighman
  • Score: 11

8:06am Tue 17 Jun 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

FU1 more like it
FU1 more like it CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 2

8:21am Tue 17 Jun 14

white_van_ man says...

Greedy man sell it and give some to charity.
Greedy man sell it and give some to charity. white_van_ man
  • Score: 2

8:23am Tue 17 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

Well you do get two for that money, one at each end....Doh
Well you do get two for that money, one at each end....Doh CarnMountification
  • Score: 11

11:07am Tue 17 Jun 14

Britanniaman says...

Had to be a Mr Kahn Mr Harris would not be able to afford that.
Had to be a Mr Kahn Mr Harris would not be able to afford that. Britanniaman
  • Score: 1

11:08am Tue 17 Jun 14

The Macduffian says...

This story was in the national press last week, apparently he is selling a collection of number plates all of which have been priced way over what they are worth for example 4HRH is up for £275,000 where 1 HRH is only £215,000,

Anyway anyone want this number TO55POT its going cheap
This story was in the national press last week, apparently he is selling a collection of number plates all of which have been priced way over what they are worth for example 4HRH is up for £275,000 where 1 HRH is only £215,000, Anyway anyone want this number TO55POT its going cheap The Macduffian
  • Score: 15

12:25pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

at least these plates are the real thing unlike some fools driving around in cars with numbers and letters moved around to try make names that most make no sense what so ever.
at least these plates are the real thing unlike some fools driving around in cars with numbers and letters moved around to try make names that most make no sense what so ever. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 10

1:11pm Tue 17 Jun 14

billericay boy says...

The Macduffian wrote:
This story was in the national press last week, apparently he is selling a collection of number plates all of which have been priced way over what they are worth for example 4HRH is up for £275,000 where 1 HRH is only £215,000,

Anyway anyone want this number TO55POT its going cheap
born and raised criminal would love that one on its moped
[quote][p][bold]The Macduffian[/bold] wrote: This story was in the national press last week, apparently he is selling a collection of number plates all of which have been priced way over what they are worth for example 4HRH is up for £275,000 where 1 HRH is only £215,000, Anyway anyone want this number TO55POT its going cheap[/p][/quote]born and raised criminal would love that one on its moped billericay boy
  • Score: 10

6:58pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Nelly99 says...

The inferrance on this story is that the council sold something off on the cheap. You know.... like Gordon Brown with our gold reserves, Tony Blair with arms to Iraq and Vince Cable with the P.O. But they got a good price at the time. This bloke should toddle down to Shoebury, the personalised number plate capital of the world! Not only can't they remember their names but they can't spell so he will likely find a buyer in Bishopssteinton!. Funny that a personal plate and d*ckhead driving ALWAYS goes together.
The inferrance on this story is that the council sold something off on the cheap. You know.... like Gordon Brown with our gold reserves, Tony Blair with arms to Iraq and Vince Cable with the P.O. But they got a good price at the time. This bloke should toddle down to Shoebury, the personalised number plate capital of the world! Not only can't they remember their names but they can't spell so he will likely find a buyer in Bishopssteinton!. Funny that a personal plate and d*ckhead driving ALWAYS goes together. Nelly99
  • Score: 0

2:29am Wed 18 Jun 14

Firemonkey126 says...

It certainly does have some resonance with Brown and gold, more recently The Post Office etc etc...
How can these decisions be made to sell assets for such relatively low returns and go unquestioned?
It certainly does have some resonance with Brown and gold, more recently The Post Office etc etc... How can these decisions be made to sell assets for such relatively low returns and go unquestioned? Firemonkey126
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Wed 18 Jun 14

1nails says...

Afzal Kahn.....local man lookimg for a profit..............
......TOTAL GREED.!!!!.
Afzal Kahn.....local man lookimg for a profit.............. ......TOTAL GREED.!!!!. 1nails
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

1nails says...

Afzal Kahn.....local man lookimg for a profit..............
......TOTAL GREED.!!!!.
Afzal Kahn.....local man lookimg for a profit.............. ......TOTAL GREED.!!!!. 1nails
  • Score: 0

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