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Published on July 3rd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Bonhams auction house is about to sell a very rare Koenigsegg One: 1


A collection of hyper and supercars from Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the oldest son of Equatorial Guinea’s president Teodoro Obiangwere confiscated by the Swiss authorities at the end of 2016 and stored until now when it is to be sold.

All the proceeds from the sale of these cars will be directed to the social programs of Teodoro Nguema’s home country Obiang Mangue.

The collection of 25 exclusive cars is valued at over 12,000,000 euros and includes some special models such as the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, the Koenigsegg One: 1, the McLaren P1, the Porsche Carrera GT, the Bugatti Veyron, the Ferrari Enzo and LaFerrari, the F12 TDF and Aston Martin One-77.

Bonhams Auction House will hold a special event in Geneva very soon. 

The most expensive cars are:

·             Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – one of nine units ever made, produced in the colors of the Italian flag to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding: red, white and green.

·             Ferrari LaFerrari – has just 1,000 km on the clock and an estimated price of 2.3-2.5 million euros.

·             Koenigsegg One: 1 – one of seven cars produced by the Swedish company, the model described as the first megacar in history because its engine produces a megawatt power (1,360 hp). The car has only been driven a total of 597km and has an estimated cost of between 1.6 and 2 million euros which is believed to be half of its real value.

·             McLaren P1– one of 375 hybrid supercars built and delivered. It has only 1,000 km on its clock and is estimated at 1.3-1.6 million euros.

·             Aston Martin One-77 – Model 35 of 77. Once a flagship model, produced between 2009 and 2012, with a 7.3-liter V12 engine capable of catapulting this car to more than 350km/h. The estimated price is 1.2-1.6 million euros.

·             Bugatti Veyron 16.4 – a very good example and painted in the color of Atlantic Blue, with over 4,800 kilometers driven and valued at 600-800 thousand euros.

Teodoro is well known for being extremely rich and has been criticized over the decades for his abuse of the state’s financial resources. He once owned a mansion in France, declared to be worth EUR 100,000,000.

In 2012, the French authorities seized a number of vehicles and auctioned them fast, including a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, a Maserati MC 12, a 599 GTO, another Bugatti Veyron, a Porsche Carrera GT and many more.


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