The Sultan Of Brunei's Car Collection

Here's what $20 BILLION buys you

2y ago

There's been a few celebrity car collection lists on DriveTribe lately, and some have been a tad underwhelming. So instead of having a moan, I thought I'd post a list that blows every other so-called collector right out of the water.

I may not approve of the Sultan Of Brunei's politics, but his taste in cars is second to none. Here's just a few, showing what a $20,000,000,000 fortune and a love of cars can get you.

He has an estimated SEVEN THOUSAND cars - including over 300 Ferraris, 20 Koenigseggs, 6 Porsche 962 LMs, 11 McLaren F1s, and 600 Rolls-Royces. Reports suggest many of the priceless cars have fallen into a state of disrepair after the air conditioning in the garages was turned off in 2000, the cars gathering dust and mould in his huge warehouses filled with unique examples.

Mclaren F1 LM (x3)

Only five of the LM editions were produced by Mclaren and the Sultan has THREE of them. That's just greedy. There are efforts being made to free them and restore them to their former glory. He also has a longtail as well as a few "normal" F1 road cars.

Ferrari FX

The Sultan's newphew was given a $1 BILLION birthday present from the Sultan when he turned 18. He decided he wanted a semi-automatic Ferrari. The problem was, in 1994 the technology didn't exist. This didn't stop Prince Hakim from having six of these semi-auto Ferraris built for him, and him only.

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Only 26 of the road-going versions of the Le-Mans racer were produced. 20 hard tops and 6 open top versions. The Sultan has one of each.

Ferrari F50 Bolide

The 'Bolide' was made especially for the Sultan by Ferrari. It has the chassis and internals from a regular F50, but with a one-off body kit and wing.

Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale

Only six of these were made, again bespoke to The Sultan - who bought all six...

The project was managed by Enrico Fumia, the head of the Research and Development department at Pininfarina. Fumia styled the car very similar to a Pininfarina Ethos Concept car made in the same period.

Bentley Buccanneer

Another bespoke vehicle for the Sultan was Bentley's Buccanneer. No technical specs are available but it was styled by French company Le Pin.

Ferrari F40 LM

The LM had its output boosted to a massive 720 horsepower and was lighter than the standard version (which was no fatty to begin with). The most recently sold example went for nearly $4m and there are 19 of them worldwide

Bugatti EB110

The Sultan seems to give zero f*cks what people think of his colour choices, with many of his cars coming with garish yellow paintwork and interior upholstery. Here's a rather uniquely styled Bugatti EB110 that's part of his fleet.

Lots of Ferrari Enzos

Images from inside the Sultan's garages appear hard to come by. No doubt because anyone caught invading the Sultan's privacy would be sentenced to serious capital punishment. His cars are kept within a razor-wire encircled compound with Gurkha guards on duty at all times. This shot shows the extent of his Ferrari addiction.

Never driven

Jaguar XJ220 - Never driven

Jaguar XJ220 - Never driven

Due to the Sultan's lavish lifestyle, together with that of his brother Prince Jefri, he's had to sell some of his prized cars from time-to-time to keep the coffers healthy. Dealers who visited his collection reported dust covered exotics left to rot, with moulding interiors, and most never driven with 0 miles on the clock. They include this BMW Nazca V12, Cizeta V16, Jaguar XJ220 and Ferrari Enzo.

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Comments (49)

  • Seriously, why would you buy a car just to let it rot? That is a disgraceful act for cars that were built to run like a racebred stallion.

      2 years ago
    • who says they are left to rot.

      They are immaculately clean, he may have a staff that starts them all regualrly and he occasionally take one or two out.I know of a all aluminum benz 300slr that has its own private track the owner uses to enjoy the...

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        2 years ago
    • Sort of says exactly that in the story...."Dealers who visited his collection reported dust covered exotics left to rot, with moulding interiors, and most never driven with 0 miles on the clock"

        2 years ago
  • I don’t involve myself in what others do with their property, but it really is sad.

      2 years ago
    • Agree with you Brandon, but with great wealth comes great responsibility. Spending up to a $Billion developing your own Ferrari’s for your son to dump in a garage to rot makes people like Bill Gates, who use their wealth to primarily help...

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        2 years ago
  • Homophobic, bigoted dictator with little respect for human life is as ugly as his collection of cars.

      2 years ago
  • He could have one hell of a race

      2 years ago
  • Many years ago I actually did the gilding (gold leaf) Arabic lettering all around the top of the throne canopy in the palace.

    The guy has money to burn.

    He has grass (turf) all around the palace - acres of it - and due to the heat it doesn't last long.

    There are contractors who work permanently replacing the 2-3 month old turf with new...

      2 years ago