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  1. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    LEgal ones prob not. And probably not in CH either..But that guy doesnt really care for laws :)
     
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  2. MalcQV

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    They're not.
     
  3. NYC Fred

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    Doesn't have to. Diplomatic immunity.
     
  4. LamboLover

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    They are supposed to, and hopefully will.
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/motoring/news/2019-06-21-corrupt-politicians-seized-supercars-worth-nearly-r200m/
     
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  5. ross

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    the cars are in switzerland and yes the front plates are that small.
    i used to have a sticker as a front plate on the cs - which was illegal but......
     
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  6. Newjoint

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    The Lamborghini front end is damaged more than the duct tape shows. The driver side splitter and bumper is set further back than the right side. Needs a good inspection


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  7. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    That looks to be due to the use of a wide angle lens for the photo more than anything else.

    Regardless, that Lambo is one of the ugliest cars ever made imo.
     
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  8. Italia Spyder

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    So, this guy has been able to buy these cars already once - somehow. Due to his known reputation I would be surprised if that the manufacturers would have been willing to sell directly to him? So bulvans, paying over sticker to crooked dealers, what ever have likely been used...

    As Money does not seem to be of any issue, so what would prevent him from engaging number of new bulvans to repossess his own cars via the auction?

    Moving on with my popcorn & I promise to return to this thread in 5y to see what happened
     
  9. sixcarbs

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    And I thought the US Justice system was soft on the well connected. Even the fine is suspended!

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/27/son-of-equatorial-guineas-president-convicted-of-corruption-in-france

    ....Obiang, 48 – the eldest son of president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – was tried in absentia and also given a suspended fine of €30m for embezzlement, money-laundering, corruption and abuse of trust.....

    .....The suspended sentences mean that Obiang will only face jail or have to pay the fine if he is found to have re-offended in France......;
     
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  11. Elisesko

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    Charity? Another set of criminals but with a feel good smile or other? Loot country A. Loot looter of country A. Give proceeds to charity that pays out pennies on the dollar raised to fund the political leanings of who? I'm all for stopping the initial looting, but hopefully the end result of this action is much better than just vague "charity".
     
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  12. amenasce

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    Is that money going to Switzerland or where?
     
  13. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Was he the first owner of the laf? Laf aperta?
     
  14. Africa is the cradle of humanity. The Middle East is the cradle of civilization. Looking at the current inventory of global politicians, we, as a species are going the way of the dinosaurs.

    On the other hand, had a great cruise in my 1990 TR today. Improved my mood immensely.
     
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  15. Marcel Massini

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    He was not.

    Marcel Massini
     
  16. Marcel Massini

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    Sales proceeds go to Equatorial Guinea charity and welfare institutions, as per agreement with Swiss Government and Equatorial Guinea Government.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  17. G. Pepper

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    That made me laugh out loud. So it's basically a money laundering and repatriation scheme. Unbelievable.
     
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  18. amenasce

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    So back in his pockets...
     
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  19. LVP488

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    That Bentley Turbo R was a bargain - even the Rolls Seraph was not a bad deal...
    More seriously, the F12 tdF price was interesting (no matter it was way beyond my means).
     
  20. ChadR

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    Wow, look at that collection... Ask him if he would do it again...
     
  21. amenasce

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    He is doing it again. You can see him on Insta..
     
  22. Ryan13

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    What is his account?
     
  23. amenasce

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    The biggest bargain was the Brabus S900, new about $500k, sold for $230k
     

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