Ferrari owner’s £15k for own name plate

Oxford Mail: Farhan Ahmed paid £15,000 for the plate AH11MED for his Ferrari                        Picture: OX68662 Mark Hemsworth Buy this photo Farhan Ahmed paid £15,000 for the plate AH11MED for his Ferrari Picture: OX68662 Mark Hemsworth

FARHAN Ahmed bagged the accessory his Ferrari 458 Italia was missing when he parted with £15,000 for a personalised registration plate at the first day of the DVLA’s registration auction yesterday.

The 37-year-old, who is the managing director of Ah! Media in London, drove to the auction at the Williams Conference Centre in Grove from his home in Crawley Down, Sussex to bid for the plate which reads AHII MED.

He said: “It is the closest registration to my name I have ever seen and I think £15,000 is good value for it. It’s unique, you can’t get it anywhere else and it represents me and my business. I’ve just turned 37 so I thought I deserved a present.”

The auction, which finishes tomorrow, features 1,500 registrations and Williams’ Grand Prix car collection, normally kept behind closed doors.

 

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9:38am Thu 17 Jul 14

Myron Blatz says...

So what cost an ego-trip? Well, for this bloke, it was obviously fifteen thousand quid - though I'd have thought having his name tattooed across his chest would have been more cost-effective, and with change to spare he could have got the tattoo artist to add 'loser' on his back, and become his very own cost-free walking advertisement for the media company which he runs. On second thoughts, maybe the pair of number plates is a less-permanent way of doing the same thing - and easier to transfer should he decide to buy a proper statement of wealth and success, such as a Bugatti Veyron, or one of those highly sought-after Dell Boy Trotter Reliant Regal Super Vans used in the tv sitcom - and the old Reliant has loads of room for personalising with a name!
So what cost an ego-trip? Well, for this bloke, it was obviously fifteen thousand quid - though I'd have thought having his name tattooed across his chest would have been more cost-effective, and with change to spare he could have got the tattoo artist to add 'loser' on his back, and become his very own cost-free walking advertisement for the media company which he runs. On second thoughts, maybe the pair of number plates is a less-permanent way of doing the same thing - and easier to transfer should he decide to buy a proper statement of wealth and success, such as a Bugatti Veyron, or one of those highly sought-after Dell Boy Trotter Reliant Regal Super Vans used in the tv sitcom - and the old Reliant has loads of room for personalising with a name! Myron Blatz
  • Score: 1

10:18am Thu 17 Jul 14

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

Really, who cares? He can spend his money on whatever he likes.

More importantly, the article seems to suggest that the DVLA are auctioning off Williams's collection of Grand Prix cars.... Please tell me thats a typo (and = at?)
Really, who cares? He can spend his money on whatever he likes. More importantly, the article seems to suggest that the DVLA are auctioning off Williams's collection of Grand Prix cars.... Please tell me thats a typo (and = at?) ## Nonny Mouse ##
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Neonlights says...

Just goes to prove why they're called prat plates.
Just goes to prove why they're called prat plates. Neonlights
  • Score: 3

4:20pm Thu 17 Jul 14

kiddyboy says...

Oh dear jealousy is a nasty trait isn't it?? fair play to the bloke ...lovely car ....the number plate was bought very cheaply and wouldn't mind betting he could sell it tomorrow for 25 grand,it is a very good investment and will increase in value even more over time................ Whose the prat?? ;)
Oh dear jealousy is a nasty trait isn't it?? fair play to the bloke ...lovely car ....the number plate was bought very cheaply and wouldn't mind betting he could sell it tomorrow for 25 grand,it is a very good investment and will increase in value even more over time................ Whose the prat?? ;) kiddyboy
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7:25pm Thu 17 Jul 14

piper2011 says...

each to their own, but he should maybe cast a thought to the thousands of children sleeping on the streets of calcutta and elsewhere
each to their own, but he should maybe cast a thought to the thousands of children sleeping on the streets of calcutta and elsewhere piper2011
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10:14pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

And I bet once the plates are on the car, the numbers and letters are closer together......and he won't get stopped and issued with a £1000 fine
And I bet once the plates are on the car, the numbers and letters are closer together......and he won't get stopped and issued with a £1000 fine Dilligaf2010
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9:28am Fri 18 Jul 14

winger whitley says...

What the boy racers can't grasp is that it's not jealousy, it's the strange fact that this bloke wants to advertise the fact that he needs a penis extension. More to the point, what's the newspaper doing printing this nonsense?
What the boy racers can't grasp is that it's not jealousy, it's the strange fact that this bloke wants to advertise the fact that he needs a penis extension. More to the point, what's the newspaper doing printing this nonsense? winger whitley
  • Score: 2

9:59pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

winger whitley wrote:
What the boy racers can't grasp is that it's not jealousy, it's the strange fact that this bloke wants to advertise the fact that he needs a penis extension. More to the point, what's the newspaper doing printing this nonsense?
You hit the nail on the head, he's in the same club as the Muppets who insist on playing their music at full volume through subs in their car boots, perhaps when they speak to the doctors about the problems with their hearing, they could ask about penis extensions....
[quote][p][bold]winger whitley[/bold] wrote: What the boy racers can't grasp is that it's not jealousy, it's the strange fact that this bloke wants to advertise the fact that he needs a penis extension. More to the point, what's the newspaper doing printing this nonsense?[/p][/quote]You hit the nail on the head, he's in the same club as the Muppets who insist on playing their music at full volume through subs in their car boots, perhaps when they speak to the doctors about the problems with their hearing, they could ask about penis extensions.... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 1
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