When you're a sultan, you can't just buy a car off the lot. You have to purchase one (preferably using gold bars as currency) and then have a custom coachbuilder turn it into a one-off fit for royalty. The Sultan of Brunei is the current owner of this stretched Range Rover, for instance, which has had a full four feet of wheelbase added by the British coachbuilder Townley, according to Coolbrit.net (we couldn't find any mention of Townley on the interwebs, so perhaps it's not around any longer).
Richard Owen of Supercars.net recently visited the Marconi Museum in Tustin, California and discovered one of its hidden gems, a Sultan of Brunei custom Ferrari FX. Richard explains the history of this technological tour de force and gives us some insight into the bizarre story of the Sultan and his massive collection of one-offs, custom-builts, exotics and supercars that numbered in the thousands. The whole collection was estimated to have cost some $28 billion. This particular jewel started li
Last week we posted on the prospect of Bentley entering the SUV fray with a model based on the platform underpinning the Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg, and Audi Q7. Sybarites went digging to find the first example of a Bentley SUV called the Dominator that was a concept produced back in 1994. The Dominator was based on Range Rover mechanicals, and while never produced, the Sultan of Brunei ordered a few, which are the only known examples in existence. According to the site, these pics are