The latest buzz in the automobile world is that some anonymous gentle man has decided to sell his old Bugatti Type 41 Royale for nothing less than $10 million! Iwas shocked when I read that, will my pice of junk be allowed to sell this high? But when I read further I realised that we are not talking of any ordinary piece but an extremely rare design manufactured by Ettore Bugatti. The story of the birth of the car is interesting enough to deserve a space here. It began in 1920s when Bugatti was in the process of finalising a deal with French military to build 16-cylinder aircraft engines. Some how, the contract failed but it germinated the idea of a big engine car in Bugatti’s mind.
The model in question seems to belong to a Japanese client of London’s Bonham & Brooks. They have been directed to sell the vehicle for at least $10 million. Let’s see the big game and see how much it catches at the auction!
Via Gadling / Forbes