Ukranian Revolution Uncovers Massive Car Collection at Yanukovych Estate
It was a tough weekend for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Anti-government protestors essentially deposed the president, issuing a warrant for his arrest. And Ukrainians got a close look at Yanukovych’s estate, an opulent shrine to gluttony and consumerism, filled with golden toilets (allegedly), a full-sized Spanish Galleon and a huge collection of exotic automobiles.
Opposition leaders stormed Yanukovych’s residence, opening the lavish Swiss Chalet-style property to the public, and publicizing the president’s riches via social media. Photos from the Mezhyhirya village estate reveal an existence Kiev residents couldn’t have dreamed of.
Yanukovych’s personal garage is a veritable Who’s Who of automotive luminaries, with a collection that includes the rarest, most exclusive cars from Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz and Range Rover.
Eastern Bloc limousines also make up a good contingent in Yanukovych’s garage, along with a strong collection of motorcycles.
Yanukovych also had a Conquest Knight XV, a one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-liter, Bio-fuel powered SUV “inspired by military vehicle designs and features security appointments that are unrivaled in today’s SUV marketplace.”
Only 100 Knight XVs were built, and at least one of them is here.
There’s also an International pickup, a vehicle that is essentially a truck bed thrown on the back of on of International’s 20-ton trucks.