Crashed Bugatti Veyron Sold at Auction for Pennies

After Bugatti was bought by the VW Group and upped its game with the ballistic Veyron in 2005, the hypercar world changed forever. Boasting a 431 km/h (267 mph) top speed, a quad-turbo 8-liter W16 engine, 1,000 ponies and a base price of $1,700,000 when it was launched, this machine was an instant entry in the automotive hall of all-time greats.
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From 2005 to 2011, the manufacturer produced only a few hundred Veyrons in 16.4 guise, so a wrecked example of the breed is a sight that will make petrolheads shed a tear or two. But this 2008 example might not go to waste after all.

Even though the passenger side front fender is a total mess, the undercarriage is full of plants and dirt and there's a lot of damage with one of its wheels and suspension system, the car you can see in the photo gallery below was sold at auction for 254,000 Swiss francs or roughly 277,345 U.S. dollars at current exchange rates.

Built in 2008 and showing just 19,836 miles (31,924 kilometers) on the odometer, the Bugatti Veyron we're talking about today has definitely seen better days before it was crashed on an Austrian highway back in April. Although it's not known who paid that amount of money for it, it's a known thing that this two-tone Bugatti Veyron was offered at auction by insurance firm Axa.

Nevertheless, there's bad news for the winning bidder: repairs will cost over $800k, so this option is most likely out of question. But then there's a high probability that everything that's still in good shape on the car will be sold to enthusiasts or owners in need of a refurbished wheel or God knows what else.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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