Over $8 Million dollars in Bugattis for sale at Mecum’s Monterey auction

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Mecum’s Monterey Daytime Auction plays host to various modern classics and some of the best blue-chip collectibles of the supercar and hypercar age.

Amongst the various Lamborghinis, including the ultra-rare Centenario and Reventon; multiple LaFerrarisFord GTs, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 on offer – there are also four Bugatti Veyrons up for grabs.

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Yes, four!

The ultra-exclusive and ultra-expensive Bugatti Veyron was a pioneer of the modern performance age. It is able to compete with, even outperform, many of the aforementioned cars yet predated some of them by over a decade.

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With a quad-turbocharged 16.4lt W16 (essentially two twin-turbo 8.2lt V8s bolted together) and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the Veyron was for a long time, the fastest production car in the world. Power output was a heroic 1,001hp (746kW), allowing the original Veyron to reach a top speed of 407kph. The even faster 1,200hp (894kW) Veyron Super Sport broke records with a top speed of 431kph.

The Super Sport’s convertible cousin, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was similarly the fastest roadster in the world, posting an average top speed, during a 2013 test, of 408kph.

Prices when new reportedly started around USD$1.7 million (AUD$2.3 million) for the original Veyron, and an eye-watering USD$2.7 million (AUD$3.7 million) for the Super Sport.

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The cheapest Bugatti Veyron on offer is a 2008 model, painted gold-over-cream, with just 7,975 miles on the odo. Pre-auction estimates are pegged between AUD$1.3 million to AUD$1.5 million.

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The next Veyron on offer is a rare 1 of 12 San Noir Edition (it’s just painted black guys, c’mon). Reportedly the only Sang Noir with a red interior, the car has only 3401 miles on it, and is estimated to fetch between AUD$2.3 million and AUD$2.5 million.

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A 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is also available with an identical AUD$2.3 million to AUD$2.5 million estimate. Finished black-over-red, this is one of just 12 Grand Sport (roadsters) produced for the US, and boasts the lowest mileage of the four cars, just 850 miles.

The fourth Veyron on offer is both the most expensive, and also the fastest.

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A 2015 Grand Sport Vitesse, the car is number 74 of 150 built and is finished in metallic silver with a taupe leather interior. The car has 1,526 miles on the odometer and is estimated to fetch between AUD$2.7 million and AUD$3 million.

Hypothetically, if you wanted to take all four home with you – that’s at least AUD$8.6 million all up in German metal. Absolutely mental numbers.

 

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