Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: Seized Hypercar fetches $8.4 Million
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was among a fleet of exotic cars seized from the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea.
This super-rare and hard-to-find Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was auctioned off at a Bonhams auction in Cheserex, Switzerland for the equivalent of $8.4 million. And its previous owner used to be Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue – the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea. The example happens to be the first of its kind to be auctioned off as well, thereby taking its place in Veneno Roadster auction history.
Seized by Swiss authorities from the Vice President way back in 2016, the Veneno Roadster was not alone when the police operation cracked down on the man for using state funds to fuel his lavish lifestyle. Also part of the fleet of seized cars list were a Koengisegg One:1, a LaFerrari, a McLaren P1, and a Bugatti Veyron. As if the one-of-nine Veneno Roadster wasn’t ample to give away the fact that this guy was clearly embezzling money from the state.
Finished in two shades of cream, it’s not the best-looking example of the Aventador-based hypercar. But the new owner is certainly going to do something about that since he shelled out almost twice as much as the original starting price of Veneno Roadster.
Sold with all documents and tools which came with the first purchase, there is plenty of life left and miles to explore in this barely-driven Lambo. The odometer reads 201 miles. But we doubt if the new owner will add much to that number. This car is going to be an investment and may surface later on in the auction circle with a higher asking price.
As for the other cars of his collection which found new homes, the Koenigsegg One:1 fetched $4.6 million, the LaFerrari rolled off the block for $2.2 million, the McLaren P1 made $1.2 million, and the Veyron was driven off for $1.32 million.