The Sultan Of Brunei's Car Collection
Here's what $20 BILLION buys you
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.
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.
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
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.
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.