Supercar collections are one of the most envy-inducing things on the planet. Who doesn’t love fast and expensive cars, especially in large quantities? Most of them are acquired legitimately, but not all of them. Such was the case of the ridiculous car collection owned by Teodorin Obiang Nguema, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea who reportedly has a number of cases of corruption against him. Mr. Nguema happens to be the son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the President of Equatorial Guinea and is quite clearly a car enthusiast.
In November of 2016, Swiss authorities confiscated the absurdly expensive and exotic car collection owned by Mr. Nguema on charges of corruption. Unsurprisingly, this wasn’t the first time it had occurred, after a similar event in 2011 in Paris. But according to new reports, the collection of over 20 cars worth millions is set to go up for sale in September by popular auctioneer Bonhams in Switzerland.
And when we say supercars, we aren’t even close to putting it lightly. The lavish collection contains some of the most unique and expensive cars on the planet. The highlights of this collection include a Lamborghini Veneno, a Koenigsegg One:1, a Mclaren P1, a LaFerrari, and Aston Martin One 77 and a Bugatti Veyron. If these names don’t make your mouth water, we don’t know what will.
For those not well-versed in supercar culture, these are among the most sought-after vehicles developed in recent years. The Lamborghini Veneno is one of only 9 made and will easily sell in excess of €4 million since it only has 202 miles on the odometer. Many of the other exotics have similar mileage and exclusivity statuses. The LaFerrari is valued at more than €2 million and the 1000+hp monsters Koenigsegg One:1 and Bugatti Veyron will also fetch some big bucks. Oh, and don’t even get us started on that beautiful Mclaren P1.
Other illustrious names belonging to the same collection include Bentleys, Maybachs, Maseratis, and Porsches. Corrupt he may be, but Mr. Nguema sure had good taste.
All in all, the collection is likely to sell for millions of Euros, so only head there if you have some serious amounts of cash stored in your bank account. While these cars still probably won’t be driven to their full potential since they’ll join another exorbitant collection belonging to another loaded millionaire, we suppose it’s still better than being in the hands of someone who didn’t even make the money legally. Which of these mechanical beauties is your favourite? Do let us know in the comments below!