A true disgrace?: The lost cars of the Sultan of Brunei

The Sultan of Brunei owns over 5,000 automobiles and all of which are very valuable.

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Intro

The Sultan of Brunei is know by many as one of the wealthiest people in the world. He has an estimated net worth of $20 billion and his car collection is worth over $5 billion.

Hassanal Bolkiah

Hassanal Bolkiah

His seven Mclaren F1s

The Sultan of Brunei originally bought ten Mclaren F1s. Yeah that's right. Ten! Two of the ten Mclaren F1s were sold off. one black and one yellow. As for the red one, it had been totaled and used for spare parts. He now owns to of the road cars. One of which is the first Mclaren F1 ever made. Three of them are the F1 LMs. He also owns one of the three F1 GTs ever made and a F1 GTR that has never seen asphalt since he bought it. All these F1s just sit and rot in his dusty garages. This is heartbreaking!

His F1 GT

His F1 GT

The yellow Mclaren F1 that has been sold and re-painted.

The yellow Mclaren F1 that has been sold and re-painted.

Ferrari F40

The Sultan of Brunei also owns ten Ferrari F40s. One of which being a special one-off and another being a LM. The Ferrari F40 is one of the most respected cars in the automotive world and many collectors desire to own one while these ones are just locked up and never see the road. With its 2.9L, flat-plane crankshaft, twin-turbocharged V8 making 471 horsepower and 426 lb ft of torque it is still impressive to this day and is something truly special and unique.

His one-off F40

His one-off F40

Car throttle

Car throttle

Bugatti EB110

The Bugatti EB110 is one of the most underrated retro supercars of all time. The car uses a 3.5L quad-turbo V12 that produces a wild 553 horsepower and if its a Super sport it can produce 603 horsepower. That monster of an engine is mated to a 6-speed manual, which I am guessing made this car such a joy to drive. Only 128 EB110 road cars exist and he own eight of them that are lost in dark garages.

One of his many EB110s

One of his many EB110s

To close it all off

I could go on about his collection for hours but to save some time I will conclude here. He has everything from 81 Porsche 911s to hundreds of Rolls Royces' and bentleys'. Lot of Enzo Ferraris' and so, so much more. In my opinion it is truly sad that all these amazing cars are locked up and never get to see the road, let alone a little bit of light. I also think its unfortunate for collectors who would really cherish these cars, but instead they sit here just rotting away!

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Comments (6)

  • I thought was the sultan of Brunei...

      28 days ago
  • You mention the “real” collectors who are left out in the cold because of the Sultan hogging all the hardware. It seems to me that the Sultan is simply the most prolific “real” collector of all time. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s insane but let’s face it ... a collector is collector is a collector. Whether these cars are sitting in fifty garages or just one, they’re still just sitting, which is not what the manufacturer had in mind when they built them.

    Collectors by nature do exactly that ... collect. They are basically high end hoarders.

      28 days ago
  • I mean with a garage worth $5billion, there is no way he can drive all his cars, even if he takes 2 a day for a drive everyday for a year. But how nice of him to total an F1 to let other F1 owners have an easier time to find spare parts 🙃

      29 days ago
  • These cars should be sold at an auction.

      28 days ago
  • I would rather them sit instead of damaging them

      28 days ago
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