It’s no exaggeration to claim that the Bugatti Veyron took the concept of the motor car to new heights. Here was a car that, after a long wait, was unveiled to the world in 2005 and instantly amazed even the most hardened of critics. The 400km/h car had arrived – and what a car it is.
Succeeded by the Bugatti Chiron, the Veyron nevertheless remains a magnificent statement of engineering excellence, and collectors the world over will be watching the upcoming sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, on July 13th, where Bonhams auction house will have the privilege of selling a very special example.
With just 550km on the clock, the model on offer – finished in sublime matt black and with a wonderfully evocative red leather interior – is presented ‘as new’ and has been maintained by Bugatti throughout. It also has the distinction of being the very last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport manufactured, a fact engraved on the door sill kick plates which read ‘The Last Super Sport’.
This model, which Bugatti test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel took to almost 268mph with the engine’s limiter switched off, is the ultimate version of the Veyron, and the example for sale – chassis 7.031 – has to be one of the best available anywhere in the world. It will be sold with all books and tools, as it left the factory when new.
There is no doubt that this Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is one of the stars of what promises to be an exciting auction. With a guide price of around £1.8million it will also be on course to set a record for the model. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an as-new Veyron Super Sport, and with its added credentials as being the final one made, it will surely attract the cream of the world’s automobile collectors.
The Bugatti Veyron Gallery
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