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Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by erdero, Jan 1, 2006.
Wait, so how many F1s does he have rotting away, if this is the "only one to have escaped"?
met a guy at Monaco 3 years ago, telling me that he wanted to bring the five Dauer 962 LM to the U.S.
2 F1 LM's (both black)
and the ueno clinic livery GTR (le mans winner) or either a very exact replica of it, no one knows for sure
have no idea on the total of normal F1's
I'd say half a dozen are probably still there. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
I'm still not sure about the black LM's. I'm even less sure that he has 3 LM's. I know Erik has said he's heard that he does have them (i have heard this too), but it doesn't make sense to me for mclaren to sell 3 of their 5 customer LM's to someone who is
1) Buying them with the countries' money
2) Who has a history of "not caring" about the cars and
3) Also may not be in his right mind. ex. His boat is called "tits"
Also, why 2 black and 1 orange? Why not all black?
I'm almost certain the other GT didn't make it to Brunei. Erik believe(d) it did. I'm not sure if he still does but i've heard a name associated to it in the UK so i'm very dubious that its [still] in Brunei (it may have been, i don't know tho)
I'm sure the Le Mans winner is NOT 001R. I'm sure its 009R. Why would they sell it to him? The guy has 8 other macs, why sell him the Le Mans winner and 3 more LM's? He did however aparently have an AMAZING collection of F1 (Formula 1) cars, including many rare and famous ones. I have no idea where they are now.
The truth is, we'll never know. There are some who don't want us to know and there are some who just can't tell us. All i hope is that the "rare" (one off's and limited production) cars make it out. Could you imagine if they were to make a museum out of all of them? I'm usually not keen on museums because the cars just sit there, but for this, i'd definatley make an exception.
Cheers and happy new year,
he is the person/company responsable for getting #014 out?
can't he tell us more?
and why wouldn't McLaren sell all they can? didn't they have problems selling the desired total of F1's?
from an economically point of view, a paying customer is a good customer.
No, he's not the one who got 014 out. I'm not sure who did actually.
don't have a clue if these are actually the sultan's cars, but anyway..
i'll post the entire article since ajzahn only posted 3 pages
awesome..i was just going to request it.
First one is a Jaguar XJR-15:
0-100km/h in 3.1s
top speed: ~298km/h
Custom Lamborghini LM002
Wasn't the XJR-15 one of the worst handling cars of all time? I seem to remember Clarkson driving it around complaining.
According to clarkson, yes, a horrible car to drive. I've heard differently from others tho... including an ex-owner
Yeah, because Tom Walkinshaw knows less about making cars handle than the engineers at, say, Yugo. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
Or maybe Clarkson's just a twat. (Hmmm, now there's an idea..)
He wasn't the only one complaining, I remember reading a couple of reviews that bashed the cars handling at the time
i think it was just very snappy at the limit
and at the limit, thats whre normal drivers (like clarkson) are split from the real gems
Many customers wanted their own Testarossa Spider but Ferrari inexplicably declined. This meant after-market tuning firms like Straman, Lorenz and Pavesi did a roaring trade in quality Spider conversions. Pininfarina got in on the action too and executed more than a dozen conversions, the majority of which were for the Sultan of Brunei and completed in right-hand drive.
1. dude its not the countries money its his, he takes half the icome though, so that is kinda cheap, 2. he did care, he had workshops and inhouse mechanics, he stopped caring for his cars when that crisis happened with his brother, you see his brother bought most of the cars 3. the boat was owned by the sultans brother
another thing, your an idiot, they sold him those F1 LMs because he was their best customer, for some one to walk in buy 8 890k cars on the spot, doesnt happen too often
I'm an idiot because of what i believe happened? Do you know he bought all the macs at once?
You say he cared for the cars. Thats interesting, especially since he dumped hundreds of rare mercedes' off boats into the ocean to make room for more cars. I've personally spoken to people who have been to Brunei and trust me, i know what i'm talking about.
The boat was his brothers beacause his brother was the one buying the cars. The Sultan himself isn't a car fan.
I suggest you read the attached article before you open your mouth next time
Good article thanks. Talk about new money.
heh, interesting article
most people in automotive journalism don't have the skill to properly drive cars of that caliber.
Just a thought, the day Sultan of Brunei dies where will the cars go? I mean one day they will probably come out for sale, wouldnt that really take down the price of cars like F50, F1 and so on? Hmm we all better start saving <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
A friend of mine told me that the company he works for was preparing finance for an Irish man to buy a RHD F50. I dont know if the deal went through but another friend told me of seeing one drving through a town where a very very rich car lover lives.