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Sultan of Brunei's Car Collection

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  1. marko.urbac

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    Now that is cool! Any more pics?
     
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  3. marko.urbac

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    Can't wait to see more!
     
  4. menoy

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    The difference being that people who buy cars and keep them hidden away, the so called garage queens, usually do it for a financial profit. It seems almost cold hearted from a car nuts' point of view - like they could just as well be buying real estate, art or investing in stock. The Brunei collection is altogether different - which one of us wouldn't want to go on a spending spree at Pininfarina, Dauer, McLaren etc? Yes, they obviously got carried away with it, given a lot of the cars haven't even turned a wheel, but it's the equivalent of automotive enthusiast's wet dream, while the garage queen scenario is almost the opposite - pure torture knowing you've got a treasure, but can't use it because of value loss.
     
  5. ag512bbi

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    It all depends on what you call art?
    I consider Ferraris art.
     
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    Amazing period photos. What did you type into Facebook to find them?
     
  7. marko.urbac

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    I think I typed Bugatti Brunei.
     
  8. rob lay

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    Is that the Sultan in those pictures? thanks.
     
  9. marko.urbac

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    No. I think it's just a guy who used to work at the garages back in the Eighties/Nineties...
     
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  14. merstheman

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    Interesting photos. Worth posting them in the 288 thread in the supercars forum, here!
     
  15. rob lay

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    is it a real 288 GTO? looks similar to one Norwoods had for years with twin turbos and not sure ever finished by them.
     
  16. marko.urbac

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    I think it should be real...
     
  17. merstheman

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    Yep. One of the few ones modified for Brunei at Pininfarina. Definitely real...
     
  18. track

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    Interesting and sad to hear that the car spent 10 years outside...
     
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    This strip down pic proves that all were RED from the over spray on the firewall. Very cool pic!

    Norwood still has that black one. It has a custom v12 block with Testarossa heads and twin turbo. Not sure what the chassis is but its a full carbon fiber body. Still unfinished.
     
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  20. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Aren't those all rebodied 308s made to look like a 288 whereas the Sultan 288 is a real one?
     
  21. Acacg

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    Most he's done yes. but I'm not sure on that black one.
     
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    Anyone know of any plans for another auction? If rumors of nearly 5000 cars (or even anywhere close to that number) are true then there are many still sitting..
     
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  24. marko.urbac

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    Any news guys?
     
  25. LamboLover

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    This XJ220C was sold in the last few months by JD Classics. They state TWR sold it to the Sultan, but he never took delivery, saving it from a life time of storage to an owner who lent it to Jaguar to tour various venues.

    https://www.jdclassics.com/Cars/For-Sale/1993-Jaguar-XJ220C-TWR-Works-Le-Mans-GT-Class-Winner/ad99d2e2-99f5-4acf-f55e-08d526a380ce
     
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