A half-dozen groundbreaking Ferraris were built for the Prince of Brunei. Only one made it out of the jungle alive

Apr 14, 2016 978

The order came from the Sultan of Brunei's nephew. It was 1994, and Prince Abdul Hakeem, then 20 years old, had inherited two things: access to a $40 billion fortune, and his family's penchant for spending it.

In the '80s and '90s, the monarchs of this tiny, oil-rich nation in the South China Sea bankrolled a fleet of special custom vehicles, ordering the most coveted cars in the world by the half-dozen or more. Their notorious collection — located in nondescript concrete garages, surrounded by razor wire, and patrolled by armed Nepalese soldiers known as gurkhas — numbered in the thousands.

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