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Old 30th September 2011, 00:55   #1
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Default No Ordinary Seizure - Only 11 Supercars

I was amazed to read this article. French Police seized not 1 not 2 but 11 Supercars belonging to the son of an African Dictator (President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea) in Paris. These are not run of the mill F430s, 911s or Gallardo's. Presenting the awesome 11:
1. Maserati MC12
2. Bugatti Veyron
3. Bugatti Veyron GrandSport
4. Ferrari Enzo
5. Ferrari 599 GTO
6. Rolls Royce DHC
7. Bentley Azure
8. Aston Martin One 77
9. Porsche Carerra GT
10. Aston Martin V8 V600 LeMans
11. Bentley Brooklands

Although he has not made the best use of his country's wealth, but that is one epic collection! God knows how many more he has in other parts of the world. Perhaps a few of our country's corrupt men have such an awesome collection somewhere! I would love to go and seize these on behalf of our tax payers.
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Ethics of the lot aside one must admire the chap for his taste! He probably used up a few years' GDP. Also, will need a big chunk of the GDP to keep them in repair and fuel.
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Holyy! I've spilled my coffee all over myself. Can't help but agree with sgiitk, ethics can wait. This man has some serious taste for automobiles. Arabs, watch and learn!

I'd pic everything except the Aston.
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Wow what a collection!

Ill gotten gains, certainly, but what excellent taste!!!
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Awesome collection!
And with these guys, what is seized is usually just the tip of the iceberg, eh?
wonder what he has in places unrevealed.
nothing of the one77?

PS: That aston lemans, its the worst color for the car.Brit green, that would have been tasty!
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Why isn't there a 'drool' emoticon on Team BHP yet?

Jokes apart, that is one helluva collection. The Maserati MC12 Corsa takes the cake for me. I love that beautiful Aston Martin V8 V600 too. Would have looked better in another colour. British-Racing-Green, perhaps?

What's surprising is that there is not even a single Lamborghini here, or maybe they've been locked up and kept away in some other country? Or maybe the raid took place before he could take delivery of his Aventador?

And why two Veyrons? One itself is overkill, if you ask me! But then I'm no one to judge.
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I'd pic everything except the Aston.
Since you are being so generous, Ill take up the offer and pick the Aston Martin .

No, on a serious note, this guy sure has a great taste of cars! Arabs need to stand up and take a look.

Morality and ethics be damned, seems to be the attitude of this (not so)gentle man.
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Why were they seized?

I mean, he would have diplomatic immunity and all. Wonder what charge they put on him.
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The video!

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Damn! he went overboard imho Should have stayed low
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so now what happens to these cars ? will they export to guinea? or will they sell and send the proceeds ?

Wish Indian Government allows Import of second Hand cars - maybe to begin with over 50,000 USD ...
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i appreciate the way with which the police were handling the cars. if it were here - one tyre and a chain would have been used to lift the car and tow it away. here, they measure and then secure the cars before moving them! wow!
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The Rolls seems to be having British registration! The others are French.
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The Rolls seems to be having British registration! The others are French.
Are you sure it's the Rolls? Or do you mean the Bentley Azure Convertible - White with Black Roof (Pic 5, single vehicle trailer)?
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Why were they seized?

I mean, he would have diplomatic immunity and all. Wonder what charge they put on him.
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Are you sure it's the Rolls? Or do you mean the Bentley Azure Convertible - White with Black Roof (Pic 5, single vehicle trailer)?
I think he's being investigated on corruption charges (surprise surprise!) by the UN and hence the French Police have seized his cars. He had also put an order for a $320 Million Yacht which has now been cancelled.

The Rolls and Bentley are both UK registered. Not sure why but I guess it must be for his drives from London to Paris! After all you need a decent car for a long journey!
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ethics can wait. This man has some serious taste for automobiles.
Not sure what you mean?

These are just a bunch of the latest Ferraris, latest Bentleys/RRs etc and the now de reguir Veyron. Seems like every multi-millionaire/rapper/popstar/footballer has the same collection. Its not like he has a rare Porsche-959 like Boris Becker or a McLaren F1 like RalphLauren.

I don't really see any kind of serious taste...serious greed, yes.
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