A collection of 25 luxury cars seized by the Swiss Prosecutor’s office the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea Teodorina Nguema Obiang in the case of money laundering, was sold at Bonhams auction for 27 million Swiss francs.
The most expensive lot of the auction was the white Lamborghini Veneno Roadster 2014 released edition of only nine copies in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Italian brand. It is equipped with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 with a capacity of 750 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque and can accelerate to first “hundred” for 2.9 seconds. Unknown buyer laid out for a supercar of 8.28 million Swiss francs, Reuters writes.
In addition to the Veneno Roadster, for auction sold and other cars Teodorina Nguema Obiang. So, for 1.55 million Swiss francs the new owner found the Aston Martin One-77 and Koenigsegg One:1 the Swiss authorities rescued 4.6 million francs. Hypercar Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 was sold in 1,311 million Swiss francs. Several cars, according to the representative of the auction house, bought a collector from the UAE.
Cars Teodoro Nguema Obiang Manga got arrested a few years ago in the framework of the criminal case on money laundering. One of the conditions for termination of the investigation was the transfer of the collection in favor of the Swiss authorities and its subsequent sale at auction. Proceeds will be directed to social programs implemented by nonprofits in Equatorial Guinea.