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    Mr Khan poses with the plate on his Mercedes SLR McLaren. In Britain it is legal to swap plates on cars that you own. Photo Gallery

A UK businessman has turned down an offer of more than £6 million ($10.44 million) for his 'F1' registration plate.

galleryAfzal Kahn has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds building up one of Britain’s most impressive private plate collections.  And the most desirable of the registrations is his beloved 'F1', which currently sits on the front of his Bugatti Veyron supercar.

The entrepreneur caused a stir when, in 2008, he paid a staggering £440,000 ($765,300) for the cherished plate -- a British record. But it’s proven to be a savvy investment with the plate’s value increasing by more than ten times after one ultra-rich individual offered £6million for it.

Drivers in the United Arab Emirates are even more fanatical about personal registrations. The single digit ‘1’ sold in February 2008, for £7.25 million ($12.61m) , reportedly to Abu Dhabi businessman Saeed Khouri, then 25.

Personal plates can be a good investment, if you make the right choice. VIP 1, which originally belonged to Pope John Paul II’s Popemobile, was bought for £62,000 ($107,840) in 2004 – two years later Roman Abramovich bought it for £285,000 ($495,730).

However, Mr Kahn, who runs A Kahn Design in Bradford, rejected the offer believing it is worth considerably more. Indeed, he has no pressing need for new cars, with our pictures also showing him posing with the plate attached to his Mercedes SLR McLaren. Mr Khan's refusal to sell the plate means that he still likely holds the record for spending the most money on a UK registration plate.

A spokesman for Mr Khan's company said: 'We have received a significant multi-million pound offer for the F1 plate which we rejected out of hand. Mr Kahn has no interest in selling F1, which is his favourite plate. Cherished number plates, unlike property or other investments tend not to fluctuate in value, they only go up. It really shouldn’t be a shock to people that the number plate is worth millions of pounds.'

The 109-year-old registration was on a modest Volvo S80 when Kahn bought the plate in 2008. It was used by the chairman of Essex County Council with the local authority using the funds from the sale to raise money for a charity which aimed to raise the standards for young drivers. 'F1' now makes up part of Mr Kahn’s impressive plate collection which includes the registrations ‘4HRH’ and ‘NO1’. 
 

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  • Does anyone really believe this story????? Apparently so.

    Shane Posted on 21 September 2013 9:59am
  • In Australia, the owner would need to pay capital gains tax on any profit made on disposal. Paying a giant whack of tax is an excellent outcome. The new owner is effectively paying the tax and it is a suitable tax on vanity. We should applaud!

    Jontee of dubbelvue Posted on 18 September 2013 8:18pm
  • He should sell it and donate the money to a good cause.

    B00M3R of Australia Posted on 16 September 2013 7:38pm
  • "Drivers in the United Arab Emirates are even more fanatical about personal registrations. The single digit ‘1’ sold in February 2008, for £7.25 million ($12.61m) , reportedly to Abu Dhabi businessman Saeed Khouri, then 25." Since Britain and the rest of western Europe are currently being forced to fork out billions taking on board refugees from the Middle East, which is money that would be better spent looking after our own people first, perhaps some of those oil rich tycoons of the area should feel more moral obligation to look after their own neighbours first before buying stupid things like car licence plates?

    Dead West. Posted on 16 September 2013 1:38am
  • Value is in the eyes of the beholder and wanter a sad condition that humans suffer from.

    dugitedan of The land beyond Gosnells quarry Posted on 13 September 2013 6:04pm
  • I have 308 GTS for sale, a snip at $25k (the plate not the car)

    Mitch46 of Noosa Posted on 13 September 2013 5:05pm
  • The owner of the plate inherited a family fortune. The design business is basically a hobby. Blind Freddy would have foreseen the value of that plate would increase (and will increase even more in the future). Whether it's "stupid" to spend money on the plate or not is a silly argument because the plate has infact proven a profitable investment and it may appeal to people as a hobby (ie on a subjective basis).

    UrAllWrong of Brisbane Posted on 13 September 2013 11:27am
  • I think you are all missing the point. When it gets to dealing with those sums of money the actual figure is irrelevent. Its about the ststus of having something no one else can. Take for example art. Is a Monet painted on $5 of canvas with $8 of paint worth $15mil? to some yes because no one else has it. When I go to the store and buy a watch worth $200 they probably think its a stupid purchase as they see no value as anyone can buy it. Hence when Clive Palmer bought his 16 year old daughter a $5 mil power yacht. They asked him why he would spend such a silly amount on a 16 yer old. his response was bluntly "its like the average australian spending $50 on their childs birthday".

    Chris of Earth Posted on 13 September 2013 10:30am
  • Love the low profile of those tyres in the pic! (Tires, for our Seppo mates...)

    Kirkie Posted on 12 September 2013 8:48pm
  • "It really shouldn’t be a shock to people that the number plate is worth millions of pounds." To the contrary, I think most people would be stunned to know there are people out there stupid enough to pay such sums.

    Sue Sturgess of Australia Posted on 11 September 2013 6:21pm
  • "It really shouldn’t be a shock to people that the number plate is worth millions of pounds." It is a shock to me - I was stunned that anyone would be stupid enough to pay that sort of money.

    Sue Sturgess of Australia Posted on 11 September 2013 6:19pm
  • Well said John Hollands. Many of the posters here are petty minded individuals jealous of someone with the business acumen to see an investment and acted on it. Why should he sell it, it's his to do with as he pleases and to the knockers, how do you know he doesn't give to charity, do YOU? Let him without sin cast the first stone. (and by the way, I'm not of like wealth, unemployed actually but trolls annoy me).

    John Clarke of Sydney Posted on 10 September 2013 9:18pm
  • To John Hollands : "even worse grammar". Well, you need to check your own grammar : (double negative) "money in the bank doesn't do nothing". Check your own house before trying to break windows of others.

    Will Hawk of Rhode Island Posted on 10 September 2013 3:15pm
  • Looks more like "fi" to me! I would have sold. smile

    Billy Bay of Australia Posted on 09 September 2013 7:37pm
  • so what's his business?...coacaine or ice..?

    Jean of here Posted on 09 September 2013 8:43am
  • I love that lots of people posting here and calling others stupid, have very poor spelling and even worse grammar. Also, where this guy is being flamed for not giving ten million to charity, HOW MUCH has everyone else here given, say, since Christmas? If this guy is expected to give ALL his 10M, those of you with a spare thousand or hundred would have surely given all of that already. Yes? Or is the excuse "oh I would give but I'm poor and I need it all for me"? Is that it? If you have given NOTHING to charity since Christmas SHAME ON YOU! No matter how little, give something. And by the way, money in the bank doesn't do nothing. Banks lend it to people so they can buy houses or apartments and cars or bikes and to some so they can start businesses. Money in the bank isn't IN the bank. It's out working.

    John Hollands of sydney Posted on 06 September 2013 6:35pm
  • Sell it. Surely F2 is available lol

    Mikey Mclaren of Woodnui PNG Posted on 06 September 2013 4:15pm
  • feed the hungry

    timbo timbo of sydney Posted on 06 September 2013 1:18pm
  • both of these cretins are dumb as!!!!!

    jimmy nail of melbourne Posted on 05 September 2013 7:45pm
  • no brains but! and the cretin who wanted to part with 10 mill for a number plate....more money than sense! this idiot should have taken the dough and laughed all the way to the bloody bank! what a clown!!

    jimmy nail of melbourne Posted on 05 September 2013 7:43pm
  • Can't hide.

    Michael Attwell Posted on 05 September 2013 11:25am
  • Hi "Dizzy or not so... of Oz". Re. your comment about the car the plate is actually on.... the caption underneath explains it.

    Mark of Oz Posted on 05 September 2013 7:34am
  • Wouldn't white on black look a bit better on that McLaren Mercedes SLR? I think my favourite personalised plate I saw on the street was "ULooked"

    Ollygt of Brisbane Posted on 04 September 2013 3:07pm
  • Hmmm anyone notice that the F1 number plate is on a Mercedes not a Bugatti Veyron... Anyhow while you all sit here pondering his obscene wealth, good on him I say.

    Dizzy or not so... of Oz Posted on 04 September 2013 11:33am
  • He'll get more girls than you can imagine

    woo hoo of sydney Posted on 03 September 2013 6:59pm
  • wow, look at all you commenters acting like you're Monks, Yogis, swamis and Shamans.... no, you guys are just stupid bogans with tall poppy syndrome... The man is passionate about his cars, let him be.

    Kurt Cobain of Australia Posted on 03 September 2013 10:35am
  • I have some Victorian number plates for sale"MAS1VE" offers over $2.5 million considered!!! comes with free 2004 Holden SS Commodore ute!! 0438097194

    raymond kelaita Posted on 03 September 2013 8:17am
  • Probably to compensate for a small dick.

    Jo blo Posted on 02 September 2013 9:24pm
  • wanker!!!!!

    The reality...... of Brisbane Posted on 02 September 2013 1:23pm
  • His money, his plates, its nobodys business what he does with either.

    steve Posted on 02 September 2013 11:28am
  • Agree Sam Of Melbourne. People who care about this kind of stuff make up for their lack of depth with their shallowness.

    Brooda of Adelaide Posted on 01 September 2013 4:13pm
  • Yes - I agree sith Pam Ison of Brisbane - He might think he is "somebody" with a number plate that expensive - I see him as a selfish man too. Use the money to help animals or those less fortunate. That is my idea of a "real somebody"!!!!!

    janetR Posted on 31 August 2013 5:34pm
  • Jealous peasants? Rich Bastards? I posted my comment before I read everyone's comments, and feel slightly ashamed to be involved in the debate at all, if it causes people to sling mud at each other. It boils down to different values, and who knows the real reason anyone would say no to $6 million, and decide to keep their number plate. As some insightful commentors have suggested, perhaps it really is all a fabricated publicity stunt. And people without money are not necessarily jealous of people who have bucket loads. Money is not a problem - just the attachment to it.

    Chrissie of Melbourne Posted on 31 August 2013 2:46pm
  • Unless he has some altruistic motive for holding out, and selling later at a higher price, and using a significant amount of the money to benefit others, then this guy is just not where its at (or the ego driven individual who has to pay that much for a number plate).

    Chrissie of Melbourne Posted on 31 August 2013 2:23pm
  • You're all just jealous.

    Chris of Sydney Posted on 31 August 2013 1:05pm
  • Animals have done nothing to deserve losing their habitat. Since he obviously has lots of other money to live comfortably, why can't he sell it and buy habitat for wildlife, say forest areas in Indonesia. That way the money would be doing some long-term good while there's still some forest left.

    Pam Ison of Brisbane Posted on 30 August 2013 3:22pm
  • The people that care about this stuff are complete air thieves.

    Sam of Melbourne Posted on 29 August 2013 5:38pm
  • He will be remembered with the time. as a donor saviour and nobody would care if he had the f1 number plate. so think you want to be remembered or forgotten?

    Dennis of Sydney Posted on 29 August 2013 3:04pm
  • Yes people should not stick with objects or things that really are worthless. Just sell the plate and invest the money in building something in Africa to bring water to villages so they can survive this is really something.

    Dennis of Sydney Posted on 29 August 2013 3:02pm
  • I wonder what an 88888888 number plate would bring in Honkers;probably less as there are less stupid oil tycoons in HK.

    allan finlay Posted on 29 August 2013 2:21pm
  • I does the "F" stand for?

    Kingsleigh Roberts of Brisbane Posted on 29 August 2013 10:52am
  • Hey, Rob of Sydney. Know, I don't no what they say about apples. Please enlighten me.

    Mike Mouse Posted on 29 August 2013 3:37am
  • If he supposedly dident need the money then why couldent he just sell the plate and give the money to different charities or disease research centres? But I guess he wouldent care about that until something personally happens to him.

    JM Posted on 28 August 2013 2:36pm
  • Nice story to have people believe he was offered that much and harder to believe he nocked it back 10 million right mr khan so maybe next offer might be higher you no what they say about apples

    Rob of Sydney Australia Posted on 28 August 2013 1:20pm
  • This is clearly just a publicity stunt! Lots of posters seem to be emotionally involved.. with their own jealousy... so righteous of them...

    Daniel K888 of Oakleigh Melbourne Posted on 28 August 2013 10:24am
  • This is clearly a publicity stunt! Way to get sucked in Australia.

    Daniel K888 of Oakleigh Melbourne Posted on 28 August 2013 10:22am
  • Don't any of the posters on here realise that this is more that likely a publicity stunt by this very smart business person from Bradford West Yorkshire England, and you have all been sucked in by it? August is traditionally a low-news month in UK and Europe as we are all on holiday then!

    Daniel K888 of Oakleigh Melbourne Posted on 28 August 2013 10:21am
  • KingJ of Sydney - and yet I'm sure he is still better off than most of us. Btw company tax and sales tax make up more than a quarter of the tax bill, so I don't know where you got the rich paying 80% comes from.

    Michael Posted on 28 August 2013 3:10am
  • The guy offering the $10m is probably selling oil to make that money, using underpaid employees to run his factory. Then you go and buy the fuel and each separately drive to work to the same destination (CBD) to work for the firms that support his business model. Then we complain about Carbon Taxes. We're all bad guys in the end, just depends which window you peep through!

    Nomadda' of Brisbane Posted on 27 August 2013 11:37pm
  • It doesnt even say F1 it says FI.

    John Posted on 27 August 2013 4:18pm
  • @Macrat of Melbourne Posted on 27 August 2013 10:26am... perhaps you need to learn how to read. Where did you get from the article that he received the offer 2 years latter, being three years ago? That aside, a ten fold ROI on a five year old outlay is awsome and would be hard to turn down.

    Tellitasitis Posted on 27 August 2013 1:41pm
  • Is his surname Khan or Kahn? It kept changing throughout the article.

    Someone Posted on 27 August 2013 1:37pm
  • And people around the world are starving or dying from curable diseases because they have no money...

    BJ Posted on 27 August 2013 1:34pm
  • How stupid is this? So what if he decided to keep the plates, he purchased them for £465k in 2008 and 2 years later he gets an offer for £6m, why wouldn't he. Imagine what they are worth now? BTW - this was three frikken years ago people, talk about old news.

    Macrat of Melbourne Posted on 27 August 2013 11:26am
  • Why i sthere this self righteous "obbligation" for successful people to give money away? Why should people that have done the work and made a success of themselves be "hated"by some.. remember - you could always do the same as these peopl - but that would mean some hard work. Better to wait for a handout.

    Work hard = Success Posted on 27 August 2013 11:07am
  • It makes a lot of sense to have an easy to remember car registration number, I was worse for wear one night and went to police station to report my car missing and couldn't remember the number. If I could I'd pay heaps for the number one also. Incidentally the thing was in the pub car park and they returned the missing keys from St Kilda police station a year later.

    Allan Posted on 27 August 2013 10:59am
  • What a wanker.......sell F1 for ten million and buy 'FU"

    Roundman of Adelaide Posted on 27 August 2013 9:51am
  • In this thread People enraged about what other people do with *their own money* and feeling super righteous. Good for you!

    Mat of Adelaide Posted on 27 August 2013 9:14am
  • Work hard, yeah right. The people who work hard get the lowest pay. I am sure this guy didn't get rich scrubbing toilets or cleaning eldery people's butts.

    Malcolm B of UK Posted on 27 August 2013 6:04am
  • My number plate is for sale ...BUSTDRS...come and get it

    Jeff of Tennant Creek Posted on 26 August 2013 11:51pm
  • Hey some comments sound like red neck jealousy... haha Bit of a race issue, hey? Go back to feeding your chickens.

    AG of Mount Waverley Posted on 26 August 2013 8:29pm
  • Oooh... seems to be some 'Red Neck Jealousy' here, more than slightly impacted by the guy's ethnicity i bet. Hey ppl, its an investment for him. He's done really well too. So why dont you go back to feeding the chickens?

    AG of Mount Waverley Posted on 26 August 2013 8:22pm
  • look at all those poor suckers abusing the rich! guess what.. you're all the A hole for judging rich people. rich people get there cause they WORK HARD! Not whinge like you poor lots of crap!

    Dave of westminster Posted on 26 August 2013 3:22pm
  • How much are you investing in the homeless DONNA BUTCHER????

    samuel jack Posted on 26 August 2013 3:02pm
  • Correct Donna, These people are greedy, selfish, scum, who will tell you they already donate to charities regarless or the tax perks. It's one thing to buy it becasue you have more money than you know what to do with, it's another to brag about it. Takes you to a whole new level of scum.

    Jake Themus Posted on 26 August 2013 2:40pm
  • Well i own F1 GP, what would he pay for that?

    Jennifer Hollingbery of Perth Posted on 26 August 2013 2:29pm
  • FI = F****** Idiot

    Pushbiker Posted on 26 August 2013 1:58pm
  • steve of perth, if you had got off your chuff and worked harder you too could have enjoyed the fruits of success !!!

    another steve of perth of Perth Posted on 26 August 2013 1:21pm
  • The plate in the picture is on a Merc not a Bugatti Veyron.

    Will I Am Not Posted on 26 August 2013 1:18pm
  • Good on him, look at all you jealous peasants. The worlds not fair, get over it. Better luck in your next life.

    Adam of Point Piper Posted on 26 August 2013 11:37am
  • @dennis it's on a Veyron !!!! the guys has no need of Money he has plenty. I was think same thing until I saw his car.

    Mr GG of sid knee Posted on 26 August 2013 11:10am
  • Ten Million would be nothing to this guy if he owns a Bugatti Veyron and a SLR McLaren Mercedes. He's probably a Billionaire or at least a Millionaire!

    Jason of Sydney Posted on 26 August 2013 11:02am
  • Donna Bitcher of Adelaide, remember that sentiment the next time you treat yourself to something within your financial means. Every little sum could save a child's life, even weekend canvassing for charitable donations during your weekends would be amazing.

    Hypocrisy Gets You Nowhere Posted on 26 August 2013 10:38am
  • Couldn't agree with you more Donna Butcher, $10 million dollars could do a lot for so many people and to think that someone was willing to spend that much for a stupid number plate seems silly.

    Lisa of Sydney Posted on 26 August 2013 10:16am
  • Could not agree with you more Donna.

    David of Australia Posted on 26 August 2013 9:36am
  • Thats a Merc not a bugatti veyron -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The story points out he has both. - Editor

    Mr Check Your Facts of School Posted on 26 August 2013 8:29am
  • boohoo you communists. It's their money, they earned it, by earning it they helped other people stay out of poverty. Shut up and find a job.

    noodle Posted on 26 August 2013 8:23am
  • oh my...great foresight and investment buddy. Imagine how the prisoner who made that plate is feeling reading this article....that's karma haha

    Dear John of melbourne Posted on 26 August 2013 8:12am
  • What an idiot, this stupid nonsense for personalised plates is just that, stupid. Who the hell cares except morons like this. The plate on a car is there so the car can be identified, no other reason.

    macca of brisbane Posted on 26 August 2013 5:08am
  • If I received an offer like that, I would through in the wife to sweeten the deal smile

    Hawley Beach of Tasmania Posted on 25 August 2013 9:21pm
  • Donna Butcher of Adelaide . . . .well said. . . . . totally agree. It's a "Look at MEEEEEEEEE" world . . . am I cool or what???? A bunch of narcissistic insecure little men with floppy egos and other appendages. just have a good lok at the dick in this article . . .OMG does he really have such an amazing number plate. Must be REALLY important (in his own mind). With such a number plate I'll bet he has all the bimbos throwing their wet thongs at the windscreen . . for a 'hot' date. After all isn't that what it's all about.?????

    Simon Hunter Posted on 25 August 2013 8:55pm
  • Well, the rich ****hole probably pays more in tax in a day, than some pay in a year. In Australia, the top 20% pay 80% of the tax bill, so perhaps a thank you note wouldn't go astray next time you realise you don't have to contribute that much.

    KingJ of Sydney Posted on 25 August 2013 7:55pm
  • Whilst I agree it is an obscene amount of money, don't believe there is the need to call the A Holes!?!? Their money, they have earn it, they should be able to spend as they see fit!?!? Jealousy maybe!?!?

    EJ of Melbourne Posted on 25 August 2013 6:40pm
  • this guy should get the "DH" plate

    Kevin Abbot of Sydney Posted on 25 August 2013 3:48pm
  • this guy should buy the "DH" plate

    Kevin Abbot of Sydney Posted on 25 August 2013 3:47pm
  • I lived in Chelsea, and there was a bloke that had his TWO Rolls Royce parked on the street in front of his mansion (proper term). One of the plates read: TWO B and the other was: NOT 2B. Each morning, he would presumably wake, get ready for his day, and ask himself "Which car today? to be, or not to be, THAT is the question..." I simultaneously thought him a tool, and a legend each day I rode my motorbike past.

    Mark of Australia Posted on 25 August 2013 3:00pm
  • I just don't get it, its just a identification number plate which appears on a parking or speeding fine

    Peter Smith of Sydney Posted on 25 August 2013 12:29pm
  • steve of perth , sounds like you need to get off your bum and make a life for yourself. you must really have done very little with your life if you can't afford your power bill. How about you turn your PC off and stop waisting power putting in stuipid comments like this one. Grow Up. the rich are the reasion you even have a PC in the first place.

    Trent of Adelaide Posted on 25 August 2013 12:26pm
  • DONNA BUTCHER, don't use every opportunity to push your Left Wing adgenda about homless and starving. Just beecause someone spends a lot of money on something they desire does not as you put it make them an ars$ho%^. If it was not for the rich there woul dbe no employment, no businesses, no risk taking opening up ideas that change the world. Stop showing the world how naive you are and grow up.

    Trent of Adelaide Posted on 25 August 2013 12:24pm
  • Donna, this guy most probably pays a fortune in tax which stupid governments then give to third world dictators who buy arms and siphon it off to their swiss bank accounts. Dennis, it's rich people like that who run businesses that create jobs for people like you.

    Gazzer of Gold Coast Posted on 25 August 2013 12:00pm
  • I thought the same Wasim of Sydney.

    Brad of Perth Posted on 25 August 2013 11:56am
  • @Donna Butcher: It's called 'investing', not 'spending'. He invested $765,300 in 'A1', and now it is worth $10.44 million. With that kind of rise in value, nobody cares whether it is a number plate or a banana peel. If it is going to go up in value, you buy it. It's called 'making money'. Do you think making money is evil?

    John Hay of Gold Coast, Queensland Posted on 25 August 2013 10:53am
  • Imagine how many people or animals you could help with that amount of money. It is such a shame that people can be so greedy.

    jonathan b of act Posted on 25 August 2013 10:07am
  • Insanity gone mad - sell the plates and give to the needy.

    Get Real Posted on 25 August 2013 10:07am
  • To pay and expect that much for a number plate,his preferred plate should be FW, not F1.

    John Posted on 25 August 2013 9:35am
  • Got it in one, Donna.

    KJ of Sydney Posted on 25 August 2013 9:35am
  • @Donna Butcher. Why don't you try and do some basic studies on the economics of wealth, or just money in general? What do you think happens when someone spends that kind of money? Buy a Bugatti Veyron, as an example, and it helps to keep hundreds of highly skilled automotive technicians, engineers, woodwork and leather craftsmen, as well as a host of other people, employed. That doesn't even count the flow on effect of that expenditure to other suppliers, or the various life expenses and taxes all those people incur through their normal day to day lives. When someone like Roman Abromovich builds a new billion-dollar yacht, can you even conceive of how many people are employed to build such a monster for the couple of years it takes to complete? Wealth does not sit in a black hole doing nothing. It's invested and kept in usage, funding construction, agriculture, and business in general that keeps people employed. It also gets taxed, which flows back into the community. So when the mega-wealthy are spending big, the money simply doesn't just disappear - it flows out in a multitude of ways and filters down to everyone in some form or another - even you!

    timbo Posted on 25 August 2013 8:42am
  • Looks like FL or FI to me. Pretty pointless having a plate that is not accurate in itself.

    Michael Posted on 25 August 2013 6:34am
  • Looks like FL or FI to me. Pretty pointless having a plate that is not accurate in itself.

    Michael Posted on 25 August 2013 6:33am
  • Looks like FL or FI to me. Pretty pointless having a plate that is not accurate in itself.

    Michael Posted on 25 August 2013 6:33am
  • If someone swaps $10 m for a no plate ...that's a good thing. The $10 m can then be spent on whatever by its new owner. At the moment the money is a bank account doing nothing! It's not helping anyone. Not spending it doesn't help the homeless or starving but spending it moves the cash around ..that's how it works.

    Liz slough of Scotland Posted on 25 August 2013 3:41am
  • What pretentious egotistical bullshit! He should sell it and give the money to one of the huge numbers of deserving causes around. The potential buyer is just as stupid as him.

    Ray of Melbourne Posted on 25 August 2013 2:04am
  • Ladies and gentleman, the competition for the most egotistical and morally bankrupt individual goes to...

    Jerry Posted on 24 August 2013 11:42pm
  • Lewse. Throw your money in the street, at least you'll hear it hit the ground

    Fraz of Brisbane Posted on 24 August 2013 10:32pm
  • Hey Donna Butcher (post 6). Jealous much? Who gives a rats what they spend it on. People earn big money becuse they studied and worked hard. People should be REWARDED for hard work not made to pay for "others". You're obvioulsy a Labor leftie who believes no one should be well of that those who earn large amounts of money "owe it to the world" to spread their wealth. If that's the case, why would anyone want to aim high and have their income taxed heavily? There is no incentive.

    Get off your high horse Donna of Perth Posted on 24 August 2013 7:22pm
  • @DONNA BUTCHER - - you are what is wrong with this world.

    Daniel of Melbourne Posted on 24 August 2013 6:12pm
  • I think it is 'FI' - stands for F****n Idiot!

    Daz of Gold Coast Posted on 24 August 2013 5:49pm
  • @ donna : The homeless people didn't try hard enough. For that they get nothing. This man tried and he gets what he wants. ( And investments are not stupid, obviously)

    Mike of Sydney Posted on 24 August 2013 4:58pm
  • he didn't turn it down hes lying yeah some undisclosed millionaire wanted it sure sure sure hes just trying to 1. make it look like a great investment or 2. trying to get some sucker to pay more than he did don't believe everything you read or told ? its called vested interest

    ray of brisbane Posted on 24 August 2013 12:26pm
  • If the bloke is an entrepreneur he should have taking the offer. Otherwise he is a collector. Problem is when you buy a government controlled product you do not have a real investment. All the government needs to do is add more combination - for earning more revenue - and the plate can be one-upped.

    Scott of Melbourne Posted on 24 August 2013 12:19pm
  • Interesting how this can be worth so much money to someone (I might take a stoney faced punt on who). Vanity plates are cool if they are clever and well thought out imho and even require you to think a bit.

    bartender of foundation bar fortitude valley Posted on 24 August 2013 11:45am
  • Re: Wasim's post. UK uses the type of font which shows (I) ONE as is shown in the photo. Not the 1 type of font used here.

    Peter Jones of Melbourne Posted on 24 August 2013 11:38am
  • What would I get for my plate " F U "?

    Carey McDowell of Perth Posted on 24 August 2013 11:03am
  • What a w#$%ker....Obviously this bloke has more money than any form of common sense.

    I Marr of Hills Posted on 24 August 2013 8:12am
  • What a w&*(ker!...Obviously his ego is clouding his judgement....

    I Marr of Hills Posted on 24 August 2013 8:10am
  • Wtf? Its been said the meek shall inherit the earth...ah yup these dickwads help ensure that. Anyone for a extra serve of dirt for dinner?

    Sharon of Townsville Posted on 23 August 2013 11:22pm
  • How do I get that much for my cool number plates id there a website to go to

    susan James of brisbane Posted on 23 August 2013 6:14pm
  • Looks like Fi not F1 to me.

    Wasim Ranamadruta of Sydney Posted on 23 August 2013 5:04pm
  • ALL THE STARVING AND HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND THESE RICH ****HOLES ARE SPENDING STUIPID AMOUNTS OF MONEY ON BLOODY NUMBER PLATES?? WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD???

    DONNA BUTCHER of ADELAIDE Posted on 23 August 2013 4:57pm
  • why dennis? he keeps the plate, still has the UK record for purchasing a plate 5 years ago, and he says its his favourite, but then again, you probably are only interested in money, thinking it will make you important,

    Anthony Posted on 23 August 2013 4:52pm
  • I hate rich bastards that can do anything and her ei am struggling to pay my power bill

    steve of perth Posted on 23 August 2013 4:46pm
  • He should have accepted the money for it.

    Dennis Posted on 23 August 2013 3:37pm
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