A Bugatti Veyron usually costs around two million dollars; however, yesterday one of its models was auctioned off in Switzerland for a mere CHF253,900 ($277,418). This is a 2008 Bugatti Veyron sporting two tone, black and blue paint with 19,836 miles on the clock, involved in a serious crash and is a non-runner.
Back in April, the owner of this car lost control while driving in wet conditions in Austria, crashing through a guard rail and falling 40 meters down. The driver walked away from the accident uninjured, as luckily the car did not flip upside-down. The car got damages in the front, rear, side sills, both doors and the underbody. The suspension of the car is also damaged and there is engine and transmission risk.
Despite all this damage to the exterior, the interior of the car is scratchless. The 2008 Bugatti Veyron has a reliable 8.0 liter W-16 Volkswagen engine with four turbo chargers and a top speed of 217 mph. The crash actually adds to the car’s worth, as it manifests this vehicle’s strength and durability. The damage to the car was minimal comparing it to the severity of the accident and the driver’s injuries.
The estimated cost of repairs for this car is around $800k if fixed by Bugatti, which makes one wonder who actually bought it. The buyer might be hoping to get it fixed for much less, if he finds the parts separately. Alternatively, he may have it tuned and changed into something better than it was before. Only the buyer knows what he had in mind, what we know for sure is that $277k is no money at all for a Veyron!