World’s Ultimate Car Collection - 7000 Strong
Ever wonder where all that money you pay for gas goes? Well, $5,000,000,000 of it has been accounted for and, no, it hasn’t gone to making the world a better place. It’s gone to one man’s collection of 7,000 high performance cars. That’s not a typo, that’s nine zeros. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei is the proud collector of what is undeniably the world’s most unique and gargantuan car collection. Where do you keep 7000 of the world’s rarest cars? Well, he doesn’t have a 7000 door garage, instead he stores most of them in five ultra-secret aircraft hangars, featuring a team of specialists from different car manufacturers to keep the cars happy. By now you’re probably wondering what is in his lavish collection and, well, the statistics are quite staggering. According to the Daily Mirror, as of June 30th 2010, The wealthy sultan is a proud owner of 604 Rolls Royces, 574Mercedes-Benzes, 452 Ferraris, 382 Bentleys, 209 BMWs, 179 Jaguars, 134Koenigseggs, 21 Lamborghinis, 11 Aston Martins, and 1 SSC.
To put this whole thing into perspective, 10 of those 11 Aston Martins are the super-rare One-77. In case the obvious isn’t obvious enough, there were only 77 of those supercars made. Wait, it gets better: Koenigsegg puts out a limited 20 cars a year and Mr. Bolkiah has 134 of them. If that’s not enough to tickle your fancy he also has an array of super-rare one-off cars that really makes his collection stand apart. These one-offs include two, rare, operational, Ferrari Mythos concepts, a modified Jaguar XJ220 designed by Pininfarina himself, aBentley Java, and a Bentley Dominator 4x4. He is also the owner of the only Cicero BDB Maestro ever built. Other cars include the only right hand drive Mercedes CLKGTR, built just for him, the onlyPorsche Carma, and the only Koenigsegg Agera CC GT. It makes you wonder, why would all these car manufacturers provide such rare, expensive, cars to a man who lets them sit in an aircraft hangar?