Rare Cars You’ll Never See on the Roads

The models here are so rare, they exist only in collections of billionaires and museums.

In big cities, you can see rare cars, like expensive supercars or retro cars, and they immediately attract attention because they are different from standard cars. But such cars aren’t even close to the models that will be described below, because you can see them only in the collections of billionaires in the garages, where the right environment for preservation is equipped.

Bentley Dominator

In 1996, Bentley received an order from the Sultan of Brunei – a small and very rich country in Southeast Asia, to produce a unique SUV Bentley Dominator. A total of six unique cars were produced, and all of them are in the sultan’s possession. The problem was that Bentley hadn’t made SUVs before, so the company used the Range Rover development as its base. It’s not known exactly how much such a unique car cost, but experts call the sum of 3 million pounds sterling for each instance.

It’s assumed that the engine used is a V8 from a Range Rover or Bentley. Anyway, you will only be able to see these cars if you make friends with the Sultan of Brunei and go hunting with him or get into his garage where there are about 5 thousand different cars.

Porsche 916

Anyone with an interest in cars has heard of the Porsche 911, as well as its successor, the Porsche 914. But not many people know about the 916 because this car had the body from the 914 with the engine from the 911 and minor modifications, and was created in response to criticism that the 914 lost its sportiness and became more like a typical passenger car.

But for whatever reason, Porsche abandoned further production of the 916, and experts believe either 10 or 11 of these models were produced. In 2020, one of the Porsche 916s was sold at auction for $957,000, which is a huge sum even for real game streaming stars. 

Bugatti Veyron Black Bess

The Bugatti brand is already one of the most luxurious on its own, but that wasn’t enough for the manufacturer. In 2014, Bugatti released the supercar Veyron Black Bess, named after the nickname of the classic Bugatti Type 18. It was produced from 1912 to 1914 and had only seven units.

The new supercar was made in a combination of retro style and modern trends and in the features of this car one can easily guess the unique notes of Bugatti. Unlike the vintage model of the early 20th century, the manufacturer decided to make only three cars and all of them are already in private collections, so you can enjoy their look only in photos.

Lamborghini Aventador J

In 2012, at the Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Aventador J was shown. It’s a modification of the usual Aventador, which differed from the original with the lack of a roof and polycarbonate visors instead of the windshield.

The car was made as a single copy, but it was not an ordinary concept, which usually gathers dust in the garages of automakers after the auto show. The Lamborghini Aventador J was bought at the same auto show for 2.2 million euros and then disappeared. It’s reported that it’s seen once every few years in Spain, and the rest of the time, apparently, it is in the garage of some millionaire.

Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake ’67

The Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake ’67 originally appeared in an ad campaign for Goodyear tires and was equipped with a 520 horsepower engine that was capable of accelerating the car to 270 kilometers per hour. For 1967, this was the limit. The company planned to produce 50 such cars, but later the project was closed because of the high cost of the car – 8 thousand dollars.

As a result, only one car of this series survived to the 21st century, and in 2019 it was sold at auction for 2.2 million dollars and immediately went to a private collection.

Will Hopstetter
Will is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United Kingdom. He holds a diverse background in automotive and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.