Classics Collectors – The Sultan of Brunei

In our latest classics collector series, we’re going to take a look at the Sultan of Brunei, the man who has the world’s largest collection of cars.


The Sultan

Hassanal Bolkiah, 66, is the 29th Sultan. He is head of state, the absolute monarch of Brunei and the head of government in his capacity as Prime Minister.

He’s also worth around $20 billion, making him the world’s richest royal, so he can afford a car or two.

Or over 5,000 cars, which is what he owns. As you can imagine his collection features rare and exotic sports cars, limited editions, modern supercars and a range of stunning classic motors, all stored in a ‘garage’ with entire wings dedicated to different brands.


The cars

The Sultan’s collection is so extensive, we couldn’t possibly name them all, but here’s what we know:

  • 300 Ferraris
  • 20 Koenigseggs
  • 6 Dauer 962 LM’s
  • 11 McLaren F1’s
  • 600 Rolls Royces
  • Mercedes-Benz 500 sedans
  • A handful of McLaren F1s
  • The only right-hand-drive Mercedes CLK-GTR in the world
  • A pair of Jaguar XJR-15s
  • 3 Cizeta V16Ts
  • A Lamborghini Diablo Jot

There are so many more, including concept cars such as a Bentley Java and Pininfarina’s Ferrari Mythos, which were exclusively developed into real running machines for the Sultan.

Apparently, the collection also includes many cars belonging to the Sultan’s brother, Prince Jefri, as well as other family members.

Imagine wondering around the ‘garage’, what a sight to behold. Unfortunately though, we have heard that most of the collection is unused and decaying, which is such a shame.

Take a look at our other classics collectors in the series so far:

…And for your next pub quiz or game of Trivial Pursuit, the Sultan’s full title is: His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam – and Brunei regained independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. You’re welcome.

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