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Sultan of Brunei's Car Collection

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by masterflex164, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

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    I had no idea he had so many bikes. NR750 with no side fairings.... depressing..... that is a very expensive Honda.... ok nothing compared to some of the cars, but pricey and extremely rare for a bike.

    So I wonder how many cars and bikes he never even touched?
     
  2. jimmyc

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    Over 25 years ago I spent some time with this Cizeta - the 3rd one built and the first one for the Sultan of Brunei. Not sure what happened to it.
     

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  3. Dilusha

    Dilusha Formula Junior

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    Are any of those cars in a good condition? What happens when you don't drive a car for two decades? :(
     
  4. marko.urbac

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    Any news? New photos?
     
  5. JohnTz

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    Fantastic thread. Testament to a single person's greed potential. Disgusting waste.
     
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  6. marko.urbac

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  7. marko.urbac

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    *** BIG UPDATE *** #o1 ***

    Delivery of the first Ferrari F50's. My source is quoting "There will be 10 in total: 6 RHD + 4 LHD."
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    Ferrari F50 in one of the garages. Note on the left he black Ferrari F355 with reflective windows.
    A red Ferrari F355 in front of the F50 as well.
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    Delivery of the Ferrari FX.
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    Ferrari 456 GT 'Venice' Sedan
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    Ferrari 456 GT in matte black paint which was supposed to be 'invisible' to radars. It was equipped with a night vision camera. My source quotes "It was funny traveling at almost 300 km/h at night, without looking out...".
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    Ferrari FX in between three Ferrari 456 GT's. Note the reflective side windows of the two cars to the left.
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    Ferrari F355 interior with the Prodrive Williams F1 gearbox.
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  8. marko.urbac

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    #1384 marko.urbac, Aug 22, 2018
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    *** BIG UPDATE *** #o2 ***

    White RHD Ferrari F40 with Testarossa seats.
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    Original Ferrari 365 GTS/4 'Daytona' converted to RHD.
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    Ferrari F355 and Ferrari FX, all with the semi-automatic Williams F1 by Prodrive gearbox, testing in Lombardore / Torino, Italy.
    Notice the reflective side windows on the F355.
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    Ferrari 456 GT 'Venice' - testing of the four door and shooting brake variants.
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  9. marko.urbac

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    *** BIG UPDATE *** #o3***

    Ferrari FX testing on a Ferrari 512TR.
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    Ferrari 456 GT 'Venice' - testing of the four door and shooting brake variants. Notice the longer rear overhang?
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    Ferrari FX testing.
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    Ferrari F355 and Ferrari FX, all with the semi-automatic Williams F1 by Prodrive gearbox, testing in Lombardore / Torino, Italy.
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    Dark blue metallic RHD Ferrari F40 with light/white (?) interior.
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    Ferrari F50 + 3x Ferrari F355 + Bentley (?)
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    Ferrari FX testing somewhere in Italy (?). Anyone recognize the landscape?
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  10. marko.urbac

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  11. marko.urbac

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    *** BIG UPDATE *** #o5 ***

    A black Cizeta-Moroder V16T in Brunei with a Ferrari F512M engine.
    Quoting my sources: "The brakes were a nightmare!".
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  12. marko.urbac

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    *** BIG UPDATE *** #o6 ***

    A bright red Jaguar XJ220 with semi-automatic gearbox being tested in the UK by PRODRIVE as a development for the 'J-Project' or, later-to-be-known as, Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina.
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    Top secret night testing of the 'J-Project' with semi-automatic gearbox by PRODRIVE in Cambiano - Torino, Italy.
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  13. marko.urbac

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    More photos to follow tomorrow so... stay tuned! ;) Marko
     
  14. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

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    Thanks for the photos. I can't tell if that F1 is 005 and black or 008 and very dark (cobalt) blue with polished wheels. Hmm...maybe Erik can chime in. Probably 005.

    Edit: yeah 005 since you said BN3388. 008 is BN73.
     
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  15. marko.urbac

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    #1391 marko.urbac, Aug 23, 2018
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    Apparently this must be the very same Ferrari 365 GTS/4 'Daytona'. The picture below was posted on Facebook by Talacrest back in 2014 and it quotes: "This was a Ferrari Daytona Spyder RHD #14371. 1 of 7 RHD Spyders - the car had covered a mere 9000 miles and we sold it to the Royal Garage of Brunei for £1m in 1989. The car was then converted by Pininfarina with automatic power soft top and fuel injection.".

    Some more history from www.barchetta.cc:

    1971 - Robert S. Michaels, London, GB via Maranello Concessionaires (ref. "RM 460")
    ----- - repainted black by Maranello Concessionaires before delivery to Michaels
    1987 - offered by Rod Leach's Nostalgia, UK - black/black
    1987 - Alan Lawson
    1989 - John Collins, Talacrest, UK. 9,000 miles.
    1989 - Sultan of Brunei, £1,000,000
    ----- - converted by Pininfarina with automatic power soft top and fuel injection
    1998 - still with Royal Garage of Brunei

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  16. marko.urbac

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    Forgot to mention that this Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona was the 3rd built and it had EURO specs. Originally it was azure blue metallic with black interior, black carpets, Borrani wheels and instruments in Imperial units (read: mph).
     
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  17. marko.urbac

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  18. hals

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  19. marko.urbac

    marko.urbac Formula Junior

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    *** BIG UPDATE *** #10 ***

    Let me indroduce you to Mr. Enrico Fumia, the man responsible for the Ferrari F90 project at Pininfarina.
    I am trying to get in touch with him in order to bring you some more material. Meanwhile enjoy the pics.
    I know the first photo has already been posted but, as far as I remember, there was never an interior shot.

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  20. marko.urbac

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  21. dcmetro

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    The United States Army must invade that small country and seize all those cars, so they can be restored and displayed in museums across the world., because that's a treasury that belongs to the whole mankind.

    I'm perfectly aware that what I wrote is very stupid, but I needed to say it.

    As a die hard auto enthusiast I fell sick to know those cars will die in that dark and sad sultanship (Exact word ??)
     
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  22. marko.urbac

    marko.urbac Formula Junior

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    Maybe we should send a tweet to President Trump, informing him they have oil and gas... :D
     
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