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We've been through a lot of great car collections and museums over the years, but even we have to admit that we've never seen a private collection like this. Assembled by a shadowy figure known only as "The Sultan of Michigan," this cache has something for car enthusiasts of most every stripe, although the focus is clearly on vintage and present-day muscle and Eighties-and-up supercars. Truck enthusiasts, vintage foreign guys and brass car enthusiasts will largely have to look elsewhere, but it's a magnificent collection, with the most flabbergasting thing being that it appears to be up-to-the-minute current.

The whereabouts and ownership of the collection are two things that the owner prefers to keep private – we actually have confirmation on both, but prefer to respect privacies. What we can confirm is that this treasure trove is, in fact, located in Michigan, which is both heartening (to know that such wealth and mechanical beauty still exists in the state) and somewhat confounding (as the area lacks truly great winding roads on which to exploit much of the machinery). In either case, the collection is generally kept under wraps, although periodically we understand that the owner invites in selected parties to share in the gorgeousness. Some of the folks at MidwestSSC.com are obviously part of the 'inner circle' judging by the video and this photo gallery. Follow the jump to take the tour for yourself. Thanks to Andrew Weber for use of his video, and we appreciate the tips, Justin and Evan!

[Sources: Andrew Weber; MidwestSCC.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      One day...just one day i will have something like this.

      Im a car guy....forget food and clothes lmao =)
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know nothing about the person and call him a pig based on his car collections?

        And since when was being rich a sin in this country? There is a country for you: Cuba, where having a computer will send you straight to jail.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @xcrunk, Rob: I spit & vomit on you
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. If any republican starts bitching and moaning about increased taxes to the rich, I will send them this video. I don't care WHAT this guy does for a living, he does not "earn" or "deserve" that much cash. That is just stupid. 99% of the population will not own ONE car like that, and this guy has 50. Screw him.
        Quantumphysics
        • 6 Years Ago
        I know how to fly already.

        If I was a multi billionaire, I'd build a kit jet and keep it right on my front lawn. I'd tow it to JFK with my Escalade and every other weekend I'd fly it. When you have billions, a million dollar fetish is no obstacle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @xcrunk, Rob:

        What a horrible way to live. To be envious and hatelful of others because of what they have. Would you rather live in a country that has a wealth police that goes around monitoring people making sure they haven't accumulated more than their "fair share"? This socialist/communist/anti-capitalism bullsh** is growing like an infestation these days. Who cares what the man down the street has? Good for him! Just worry about yourself and focus on improving your own life.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You guys that are complaining about his wealth should be happy he is buying so many cars... The reason trickle down economics doesn't work is because the rich don't buy as much as they could, they save a lot of it. So be mad at the frugal rich (if you're going to be mad at all), not the ones that blow a ton of money on cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I just got nausea thinking of how improbable it would be for me to ever own even 5% of that collection!

        Sigh.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I did some quick math, he must have more than 30 million dollars worth of cars there.

        WOW!
        • 6 Years Ago
        it would be more costly to build your own car to go faster than the veyron with equal luxury. the reason why VW claims to be losing money on every veyron sold is due to the r&d costs that went into the car. and given that VW is a mega corporation, trying to compete on costs is just plain dumb cos they have the economics advantage on their side
        • 6 Years Ago
        ^Your sense of entitlement is disturbing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Lots of sour grapes here. Start your own business if you want to get rich and quit bitching about the ones that are. Without them, you don't have a job, get it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      And this is my Corvette room....

      And this is my Ferrari room....

      Oh and this is my insanely exotic room with a Bugatti and Renvention...

      • 6 Years Ago
      i saw a collection like that in ohio, this guy has a collection in an old factory in the heart of the ghetto. you would never think to look there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm more then sure that he's in to illegal stuff.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you dont get that rich without doing something illegal. It could be robbery, extortion, drugs, whatever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      love the vettes,i agree he is missing an f1 and a few others.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For anyone guessing that this is Ron Pratt... you're clearly wrong... Ron Pratt runs his business out of Arizona... so it seems unlikely that he would be the sultan of Michigan.

      This is my best guest. Forbes lists 10 billionaires living in the state of michigan. Judging by the cars in the collection the person is obviously and enthusiast and is probably not an old man. It seems unlikely that an elderly man would purchase a Reventon or an 8C. Now... of the 10 billionaires... only 2 are under the age of 70. Of these 2, 1 is a 54 year old woman and the other is a 50 year old divorced man living in western michigan. His name is Jon Stryker. If i had to make a guess i would say that this is mister Stryker's car collection.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I´m not the one for swearing, but f*** man (and women) , this is the sickest thing I´ve seen as a petrolhead, ever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was under the impression that rich people generally dabbled in philanthropy to help evade excessive taxes... I know someone who wouldn't mind a donation of one of those beautiful machines. ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yup, very impressive collection. Obviously there are better (Ralph Lauren and Jay Leno to name two) but very impressive none the less.

      Love the Reventon and the 959. I almost passed out when i saw the 959.
      • 6 Years Ago
      what is the car at 7 mins its purple and ive never seen it before anyone have a clue it kinda looks like a lambo but really funny looking
        • 6 Years Ago
        That would be the Vector, American made, late 80's to early 90's. The specific model I believe is a M12: http://www.autocult.com.au/img/gallery/full/SF94JS3T.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        that might be the version lambo made after the vector company got bought out.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the m12 is the lambo version of the car after the company got took over,the w8 was the original one with the chevy v8 that would do 250 and 0-60 3.5,so they said i had a poster of it when i was a kid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was wondering when someone would bring up the fact that the man has a Vector in his garage. As bad of a reputation as that car has, it's one of those things that's kind of on icon in America's supercar history. Sweet color on it, too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's a Vector. Only about 50 or so were ever made. American hand built mid engined super car with turbo Vette motor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      anybody know what the car at 3:00 is
        • 6 Years Ago
        Carvette Callaway C12
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF..............................
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