The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster seized from the vice president of Equatorial Guinea has sold for 8.28 million Swiss Franc ($8.351 million) at a Bonhams auction in Cheserex, Switzerland.
A host of cars once owned by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue were auctioned off over the weekend and brought in a huge amount of money.
The Koenigsegg One:1 owned by him, for example, sold for $4.6 million while his yellow LaFerrari fetched $2.2 million, a McLaren P1 sold for $1.2 million, and a blue Bugatti Veyron changed hands for $1.32 million. But, it was the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster that stole the show.
When Lamborghini introduced the Veneno Roadster a few years ago, it had a starting price of $4.5 million, a truly extraordinary amount of money for an Aventador-based hypercar. The sale of this all-white Veneno Roadster, often thought of as the ugliest example built, shows just how valuable the car is with its price almost doubling in five years.
The listing for the hypercar reveals that it is number 7 of just 9 examples built and has just 325 km (201 miles) under the clock. Evidently, the car has spent much of its life sitting and reportedly needs a new battery. It was sold with all its books and tools.
Authorities in Switzerland seized the vice president’s Koenigsegg One:1 and Veneno Roadster back in 2016 shortly after they were delivered in Geneva. This is the first time one has been auctioned and its price made public, offering the world its first chance to see just how valuable the Veneno Roadster has become.