When the Bugatti Veyron first arrived on the scene back in 2006…
No, we won’t waste your time with such filler. Undoubtedly, you already know of the Bugatti Veyron, and consequently, you know what a game-changer it was when first introduced. That’s why you can appreciate the auspiciousness of the very first production Bugatti Veyron, bearing chassis No. 001, being offered at auction in Monterey, California this August.
Tasked with selling this priceless, historic piece of motoring heritage is none other than RM Sotheby’s, who estimate that Bugatti Veyron No. 001 will close at $1.8 to $2.4 million. That estimate is informed by the fact that this example shows just 764 original miles on the odometer, and has been meticulously restored by Bugatti of Beverley Hills.
Bugatti Veyron No. 001 was most recently shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, alongside No. 300 (the first production “Super Sport” model), and No. 450 (the very last example). Interestingly, during high-speed testing, collisions with birds caused the original aluminum grille to shatter, which resulted in other damages. At that point, the grille was remade out of titanium to effectively withstand any kamikaze attacks from small, woodland critters.
Along with perhaps the most significant car of the 21st century, the buyer will also receive a two-year warranty, plus another two years of free servicing. The Monterey RM Sotheby’s event at which this very well-kept Bugatti Veyron will be auctioned takes place from the 13th through the 15th of August.