F 1 was sold by Essex County Council. The buyer was Afzal Kahn of Bradford's automotive styling boutique Project Kahn. Money raised by the sale was used for driver awareness and safety programmes. The spectacular price earner F 1 the distinction of being the most expensive UK car registration ever sold.
1 D was sold at a DVLA auction at Ardencote Manor Hotel and Country Club, Claverdon, Warwickshire on 25th March 2009. Including all fees and taxes, the buyer paid £352,411.25, making 1 D the third most expensive number plate ever sold in the UK, and the most expensive sold at a DVLA auction. The purchaser, a Lebanese property developer named Nabil Bishara, bought the plate as a birthday present for his wife.
1 O was sold at a DVLA auction at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire on 30th January 2009. Including all fees and taxes, the purchaser paid £210,242.
The sale of 1 HRH at the DVLA auction at Whittlebury Hall. Despite media speculation that the plate would sell to a foreign prince for a record sum, it just didn't happen. Nonetheless, the number still achieved a very, very respectable £113,815