Seized collection of supercars included this Lamborghini Veneno Roadster which sold for $8.3 million
You’ve probably heard about the money-laundering and misuse of public funds from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea. If not, then you’ve read about his lavish lifestyle and impressive collection of supercars. Of the many cars in his stable, a 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has sold for $8.3 million.
The sale was not completed for financial gain. As part of an investigation into Mangue’s affairs and reaching an agreement with Swiss prosecutors, a series of cars were seized by the authorities in 2016. Among the cars were a Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg One:1, LaFerrari, and an Aston Martin One-77.
While these cars fetched big sums at the Bonmont Sale prepared in Cheserex, Switzerland, it’s the Lamborghini that garnered the most attention. As one of only nine ever built in celebration of Lambo’s 50th anniversary, its original selling price was an eye-watering $4.5 million. Some six years later, 325 km on the clock and a scratched right-rear wheel, the buyer has shovelled an extra $3.7 million on top of the initial price.
The other cars fetched a pretty as well. There’d been some controversy about the value of the Koenigsegg One:1 as it had been undervalued. In the end, it sold for $4.6 million. The Veyron fetched $1.31 million, the LaFerrari sold for $2.19 million and the AM One-77 went for $1.55 million.