The Sultan of Johor owns a car collection that exceeds 300 units. Inside, one specimen stands out from the rest for being a television star. He slides and meets the Flintstones car that this Malaysian monarch treasures.
Iskandar Ismail, better known as the Sultan of Johor, is one of the monarchs who reign in the State of Malaysia. There, in the southernmost region and on the other side of the border with Singapore, luxury and eccentricity generally have an engine inside. Whether it’s his collection of classic and sports cars or his gold-painted Boeing 737 with his territory’s flag on the fuselage.
In some cases, they are even unique units in the world and, why not, more archaic than monarchies. To find the most historic specimen in your garage, you have to travel back in time to the Stone Age. if you saw The Flintstones and you were fascinated the trunkmobileat least for this you can afford to envy this monarch of Southeast Asia.
It turns out that for one of his birthdays, the Sultan of Johor received a very particular gift from his Pahang peer. Iskandar Ismail, as a true fan of the Hanna-Barbera animated series, couldn’t be given anything better than a replica of Wilma and Fred Flintstone’s trunkmobile. Only this version differs substantially from the cartoon.
While in the original vehicle the motor was the feet of its occupants who drove it, the 2018 model replica of the Sultan Iskandar has its own internal combustion block inside and runs on fossil fuel. This trunkmobile, contrary to the custom cars of the Sultan, is preserved as it appears in the series to respect its original appearance.
The vehicle rests in a parking lot with special equipment to counteract the region’s own humidity and shares an industrial air conditioning system with the Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti and other European models that star His collection. Here, the trunkmobile in photo: