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      04-22-2008, 08:00 AM   #1
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Sultan of brunei's car collection!

The Sultan is famous for his vast automobile collection. In 1998, the British car magazine Autocar published undercover photographs of the Sultan's cars, which included unique modifications of Ferraris and Bentleys. It has been said that he has at least 3,000 to 5,000 cars and has bought over U.S.$4 billion worth of cars. The number purchased by his business interests and the number actually used by himself and his family differ greatly. According to Guinness World Records the Sultan's personal private collection has 500 Rolls-Royces the largest collection of that marque in the world. During the 1990s, his family accounted for almost half of all Rolls-Royce purchases, bulk buying slightly modified vehicles for diplomats and adding unique cars to their own collection. He also owns the very last Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, a 1992 state landaulette.

Among his collection are the Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini Diablo Jota, Porsche 959, Bugatti EB110, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Maybach 62, Jaguar XJR-15 and six Dauer 962's. He is also the owner of six models of the Ferrari FX, the original red show model of the Bentley Continental R, two fully operational versions of the Ferrari Mythos concept car, both of the Ferrari 456 GT Sedans, the only Right hand drive Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR in the world, five McLaren F1's including both black LM models and three Cizeta-Moroder V16T cars. He also possesses a Formula One car as driven by every Formula 1 World Drivers Champion since the 1980 Formula One season, particularly the ones driven in the last race for each season. A prime example of this is Jacques Villeneuve's Williams FW19 which still bears the collision damage courtesy of Michael Schumacher in the 1997 European Grand Prix.

He has a special interest in buying one-of-a-kind concept cars, including the Bentley Java and Bentley Dominator 4x4, whilst leaving slightly more common race cars such as the Aston Martin AM3 or the modified Mercedes-Benz 300SL to his brother Jefri. The collection of vehicles was for the most part stored and serviced in five aircraft hangars, where specialist teams from the various manufacturers would maintain the collection.

The Daily Mirror (UK) reported on October 26, 2007 that the Sultan owned 531 Mercedes Benzs, 367 Ferraris, 362 Bentleys, 185 BMWs, 177 Jaguars, 160 Porsches, 130 Rolls-Royces, and 20 Lamborghinis .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassana...iah#Motor_cars










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      04-22-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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pics or lies! haha
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      04-22-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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There's a huge gallery somewhere online. Forgot the link... will try to find them tonight.
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a little excessive don't YouTHINK?!
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And you wonder why trickle down theory doesn't work...can anyone also just mention that this guy is sitting on an Oil goldmine? Anyone in Dubai, etc. who has a strong family link to oil is excessively rich...they could care less about whatever else; they have hordes of cash...
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      04-22-2008, 12:29 PM   #6
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if your worth $20 bil, you have a little excess to spend
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Not all of those pics are of his. I almost 100% sure I've seen the one with the MB GTR, CGT, Enzo, F40 and F50 are not his collection. That is someone elses collection.

And this is old news anyway. So many of the cars are in complete ruins now. So much so they cannot even be restored. Supposedly a good number of cars have been dumped in the ocean as well.

The one-off 512(last pic) was his, but that pic is of someone elses collection who bought it when cars went up for sale.
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These poor cars, they were made to be driven and now they are caged like animals...
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Here it is:

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Even if I were worth $20 billion I still wouldnt buy all those cars. I mean seriously, why would anyone need so many cars??
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that's just retarded
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Even if I were worth $20 billion I still wouldnt buy all those cars. I mean seriously, why would anyone need so many cars??
this is why u'll never be worth that much...

it's not a question of need.. it's a question of want...
want for the sheer pleasure of wanting and having...
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Even if I were worth $20 billion I still wouldnt buy all those cars. I mean seriously, why would anyone need so many cars??
right. you'd probably invest 20 billion somewhere else right?
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we are all car enthusiats, but to have 500 + bentley's??, i wouldn't even want that. Maybe 10-20 even that is very excessive, but 500??... I have a hard time finding my keys for my cars, imagine trying to find the right key for the one bentley you want to drive, or the one f430 with the red and tan interior.

SORRY SIR BUT THAT KEY IS FOR THE RED F430 with BLACK INTERIOR....3 hours later....
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the part i find most intriguing is that they own post-season F1 cars...

"He also possesses a Formula One car as driven by every Formula 1 World Drivers Champion since the 1980 Formula One season, particularly the ones driven in the last race for each season. A prime example of this is Jacques Villeneuve's Williams FW19 which still bears the collision damage courtesy of Michael Schumacher in the 1997 European Grand Prix."

That is just awesome... could you imagine taking an F1 car to go grab some milk and bread? pimp.
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Even if these cars are still his and are still working, you all know what will happen once pop dies, the kids will get hold of them and destroy them all anyway. Kids never appreciate what dad does.
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This guy has more cars then i do in Gran Turismo
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Even if these cars are still his and are still working, you all know what will happen once pop dies, the kids will get hold of them and destroy them all anyway. Kids never appreciate what dad does.
dad is the sultan of brunei. his kid is a spoiled little pansy that gives expensive gifts to celebrities
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he is an idiot
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he has his family, bodyguards, entourage, ect.
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