Brunei is a relatively small country in South-East Asia. But, thanks to big amounts of oil and natural gas found there, the nation of Brunei is the fifth richest in the world, with almost no public debt and the richest monarch in the world.
With a peak of net worth at $20 billion (in 2008) Hassanal Bolkiah is one of the richest public persons in the world and, since 2016, the richest monarch. Apart from being busy, holding such positions as a Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Bolkiah is also known for being passionate about cars. Sultan of Brunei car collection is one of the largest car collections in the world, consisting from 2,500 to, according to some rumors, 7,000 items! Let’s take a closer look at some of the sultan of Brunei cars.
Although there are a couple of competitors for the spot of the holder of the largest car collection in the world, there is no doubt about who has the most expensive car collection in the world. With mostly luxurious and rare models, Hassanal Bolkiah is a definite winner in this department. Here are some of the car manufacSultan sultan apparently loves the most:
Sultan of Brunei car list is full of these elegant, mostly hand-made, Italian stallions. There are 452 cars of this model in sultan’s collection, which makes it one of the biggest collection of these expensive and rare automobiles. If you were to line up these cars, you’d see a great example of the evolution of the brand over the years.
Mercedes is one of the most popular and reliable car companies in the world, so it is no wonder that it is one of the sultan’s favorites. There are about 575 Mercedes-Benz cars in the collection, and most of them are the sports ones. A great example of a Bolkiah’s love to these cars would be two special editions of Mercedes CLK GTR that are kept in perfect state in sultan’s underground garage.
The cars from this manufacturer are probably the fanciest cars out there, so it would be a crime for such a passionate collector not to include some of them in their collection. One of the most prominent examples of how much Hassanal Bolkiah likes to show off his wealth is one of the sultan of Brunei gold cars – Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limo, covered in gold sheets.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to take care of such a grand collection. And some of them don’t get a proper care – some of the sultan of Brunei cars are rotting. For example, one of the Rolls-Royce convertibles on the upper floors of the garage had a very damaged interior – too much sun and moisture.
4. Other cars
In the collection, there also are a huge variety of different models from different manufacturers, from Nissan and Ford SUVs to McLaren sports bolides. If you want to get one of the cheaper items from the Bolkiah’s collection, get a Nissan on Jiji. And if you’d prefer to be an owner of something more powerful, buy a Ford Mustang on Jiji for the best price.