See all the supercars seized from the son of an African dictator that just sold at auction for $27 million
- Supercars seized from the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea and son of the country's dictator recently went up for auction in Switzerland with Bonhams and the State of Geneva.
- The 26 cars auctioned off for $26,908,636, exceeding the Swiss authorities' original estimate for what the cars were worth, about $18.7 million, the Associated Press reported.
- The auction also set a record for the world's most expensive Lamborghini to ever be auctioned at $8.3 million.
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Super and hypercars once owned by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the country's dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, just auctioned off with Bonhams Auction House in Switzerland.
In total, 26 supercars fetched $26.9 million. This includes a 2014 Koenigsegg One:1, 1993 Porsche 911 Type 964 Turbo S 'Leichtbau' Coupé, 2015 Ferrari La Ferrari, and 2011 Aston Martin One-77, which all went for over $1 million in the auction.The cars were originally seized after Swiss officials investigated Nguema Obiang for corruption and money laundering.
The auction also set a world record for the highest amount achieved for a Lamborghini Veneno, which auctioned off for $8.27 million. This gives it the title of the world's most expensive Lamborghini ever auctioned.
Keep scrolling to read about the tainted history of the cars and its owners: