Confiscated supercars sold at auction in Switzerland for $ 27 millionOctober 1, 2019
Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini and other supercars were confiscated from the vice president of Equatorial Guinea as part of a money laundering investigation.
Theodoro Ngema Obiang Mange had an enviable collection of supercars. They go well with his lifestyle, which reportedly includes a huge mansion in Paris, an expensive art collection, and a reliable position as vice president (and president’s son) of Equatorial Guinea.
Since a group of non-governmental organizations sued Father Obiang and other African heads of state, accusing them of stealing money from their impoverished countries, the collection has been confiscated. The New York Times reported today that luxury cars were sold.
Last weekend, Bonhams auction house sold cars, and the proceeds had to be donated to charity in the homeland of the former owner.
Among the sold were:
2014 Lamborghini Veneno, $ 8.3 million Veneno is based on the Aventador model and is equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 rated at 734 horsepower. The white car with a beige interior and initials of the (former) owner in front and on the doors, is the seventh of nine built and drove only 202 miles.
Koenigsegg One: 2015 2015, valued at $ 1.6 million. The hypercar produces 1360 horsepower with a weight of 1360 kg. Only six One: 1 cars were released, and this navy blue sample drove just 371 miles.
2003 Ferrari Enzo, 3.2 million dollars. The first Enzo car, launched in 2002, was the same bright yellow color; the Sportcar was priced at $ 650,000. The auction house called it “one of the most beautiful that we saw”, and this is not surprising, given that he traveled only 13 miles.
The 2010 Lamborghini Reventón is a $ 1.9 million roadster. The model is one of 15 built and was presented at an auction in Switzerland as a new car, the mileage of which was less than 1,500 miles.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, $ 1.3 million The model received the title of “fastest production car”, as part of the testing in 2014, the sports car accelerated to hundreds in 2.2 seconds. The model’s odometer shows less than 362 miles.
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