Tuesday, August 16

Saudi billionaire gets £80 parking ticket on gold-plated £370,000 Mercedes – and carries on eating lunch



A middle eastern billionaire was spotted driving his fleet of ultra-expensive gold supercars around London with a parking ticket on the windscreen.

Turki Bin Abdullah, a member of the house of Saud, appeared unconcerned by the fine as he dined in a west London restaurant nearby.

As he ate with friends his £370,000 Mercedes G63 and £350,000 Lamborghini Aventador SV were parked immediately outside.

The wealthy Saudi Arabian is known for his opulent lifestyle and his fleet of flashy vehicles.

His cars drip in gold, with cheetahs in the front seat as he enjoys fine dining and multiple luxury watches.

He flew four of his fleet of supercars wrapped in gold to London.

And he has been busy on social media too, posting jaw-dropping examples of his huge wealth.

Bin Abdullah, who divides his time between Saudi Arabia and travelling the globe, owns a fleet of cars including a £350k Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Bentley.

Fleet of gold cars parked in Knightsbridge hit with huge parking fines

In one picture, his gold-dipped vehicles are seen in convoy driving across the open Middle Eastern desert.

And in another bizarre snap, a cheetah is buckled into the passenger seat of one of his luxury cars.

One picture shows Bin Abdullah posing with his peers in a private jet, joking and making hand gestures as they smile for the camera.

And a close up shows the incredible detail of the gold cars – thought to cost £4,000 a time to wrap.

One of the billionaire’s Instagram pictures shows the view over Dubai, with a number of famous landmarks.

Another is of the menu for Home Bakery – one of the city’s most expensive and exclusive restaurants.

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One of his motors is a £370,000 Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 – a six-wheel off-roader more suited to the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia than the congested streets of Kensington.

He also has a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, a two-door version of the world’s most desirable limousine.

With a 6.75-litre engine, this £350,000 uber-coupe – described by the British manufacturer as being perfect for transcontinental adventures – will do 155mph.

The Saudi petrolhead also has a gold Bentley Flying Spur which has been customised by Mansory. The four-door, £220,000 limousine will hit 200mph.

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But this week, he was hit with parking fines accumulating to hundreds of pounds after overstaying his ticket in Knightsbridge.

The Lamborghini had two separate penalty notices for Tuesday and Wednesday slipped under its wiper blade, while the Mercedes and Bentley each had one.

The fines of £80 each time, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days, mean the owner, reportedly from Saudi Arabia, owes the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as much as £320.

The vehicles could even be removed and fines increased if the charges go unpaid.

The cars were parked in Cadogan Place, outside the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, in Knightsbridge, central London – just yards away from an NCP car park.

Costing £50 for 24 hours, the car park housed non-gold Bentleys, Audis and a Ferrari on Wednesday.