One of the most beautiful Ferraris ever was rejected by the Sultan and its value skyrocketed.
Owning a Ferrari is the dream of every person in the world, even if you are so rich and powerful that you have become the Sultan of the country. Brunei is a small Asian country that only gained independence from Great Britain in 1984, but it has a strong sense of patriotism and a lot of respect towards its Sultan.
As long as this nation existed, the Sultan always existed Hassan Bolkiah. The latter ascended the throne of Brunei on 5 October 196, when he was only 21 years old after his father abdicated. His personality was crucial to independence and he is a well-known and beloved figure in the nation.
For this reason, even the largest car manufacturers tried to honor him in some way. One of them was the agency’s director Ferrari in SingaporeThat’s by saying Alfred Tan. In 1994, it was his idea to give the Sultan what would have been in every respect a unique version of the Cavallino.
It was one 512 TR Spider transferable. An absolute novelty also because this unique model was born directly from it Ferrari. Everyone would have been excited by this charming model, but we know that the Sultan is not a person like everyone else, and in fact he suddenly refused the gift.
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The car in this case was a jewel of rare beauty and would therefore have allowed the already impressive collection of cars in the Sultan’s garage to be improved and improved even further. This car comes with a V12 engine with a capacity of 4900 and this allows you to touch 300 km/h As the ultimate peak.
Also very good in terms of acceleration, actually of 0 to 100 km/h He needed to be alone 4.8 seconds. The color was midnight blue Ferrari You decide to produce a maximum of three units. But once Tan arrived in the presence of the Sultan, there was no desired result, in fact the car that would have charmed anyone did not have the desired effect.
In fact, not one of the three models was able to sell, because the cost was probably too prohibitive for many. So, after 29 years, it’s time to put this car on the market and be able to value old cars in the best possible way, auctions are the best solution.
The car was actually new, just think about how it had only covered 570 kilometers in its history. Recently they improved it by changing the oil and tires. The market price at which it will be sold has not yet been confirmed, but according to the well-known agency RM Sotheby’sThe auction will be held on November 4, 2023, and the market value will be between 2.4 and 3.1 million euros. Who knows, maybe the Sultan of Brunei will now regret not purchasing this four-wheeled marvel.
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