Comments - Record Auction Sales: 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe

Published: Jun 13, 2012
Description: This Bugatti Royale, also known as the Type 41, is a unique car on this list. Most of the records for expensive cars sold at auction have been set in the last ten years. There are a number of reasons ...
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Scotty Gee Jun 18, 2012
Son of a b*tch! That second photo rocks; the B & W one. Man, what a car.
Ken Kirtland Jun 15, 2012
only bugattis id ever buy haha.
Justin Routh Jun 14, 2012
Haha yeah my bad on that one.. But the previous ones didnt
Ben Norton Jun 13, 2012
They are showing us some of the highest amounts paid for cars, I think it's pretty neat
Dale Pedrick Jun 13, 2012
2nd paragraph, first page
Justin Routh Jun 13, 2012
Hey look another article that says 'Record Auction Sales' but mentions nothing of a recent auction or record. Please explain yourself carbuzz or im gonna keep posting these comments lol
Payton Ringrose Jun 14, 2012
u know this things got an airplane enjine in it
Ben Norton Jun 13, 2012
Evan this car is from way before 2004...
Evan Wolfe Jun 13, 2012
Funny, 90% of people think that Bugatti is a new car brand... YOU ARE DUMB!!! I saw this car on a wannabe Top Gear back in 2004
Logan Delony Jun 13, 2012
Is this where they got the idea for the veyron paint job ?
Ben Bourdon Jun 13, 2012
Wouldn't want to get in the way of that thing
Dillon Dixon Jun 13, 2012
So that's where they got the two tone for the veyron. Glad to see that.
Thibault Leroy Jun 13, 2012
wow its beautiful
Nick Schnee Jun 13, 2012
Doesn't looks all that good to me...
Brady Jacoby Jun 13, 2012
Hideously beautiful but overpriced (obviously)
Description: The name and year of the Royale tell quite a bit of its story right from the beginning. It was a car intended to be sold to royalty, just at a time when royalty was disappearing all over Europe. In th...
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Thibault Leroy Jun 13, 2012
well he wanted the cars to be in good hands :p
Oscar Galvan Jun 13, 2012
Great reason.....
Description: Given this kind of unmitigated snobbery, it's hardly surprising that the Royale was built purely out of spite. Legend has that Ettore was told by an English lady that she considered Rolls-Royce t...
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Thibault Leroy Jun 14, 2012
it was not a Royale it was a type 57 tank bodied racer which had just won a Le Man and he was test driving it
Devin Wowk Jun 14, 2012
Ah, not all the Royals have survived. Ettore's son Jean Bugatti headed the design of the Royal, and died test driving one when he swerved to avoid hitting a drunk cyclist. So one of the 7 was lost. I'm 17 and I know that. Is that a good or bad thing?
Ben Norton Jun 13, 2012
Seems like a great price for one of 6!
Brad Henson Jun 13, 2012
That is so cool that all 6 are still around
Inderjot Sidhu Jun 21, 2012
That thing is HUGE
Payton Ringrose Jun 14, 2012
the worst part is that thing can only seat 2
Den Zo Jun 14, 2012
Imagine drifting something like this...
Val Barata Jun 14, 2012
Just finished reading... It actually is -_-
Val Barata Jun 14, 2012
Cool hood ahahahahah what is that a straight 16 ahahahah
Tony Flaherty Jun 13, 2012
Imagine trying to park this beauty. And obviously no power steering.
Stan Mitchell Jun 13, 2012
@Oscar that's what she said.
Ben Bourdon Jun 13, 2012
Compensating for something?... Lol, but seriously this car is just pimp.
Colin Boyle Jun 13, 2012
I'd hate to see what limos would look like back then
Thibault Leroy Jun 13, 2012
wow imagine driving this in the 30s like it just screams luxery
Oscar Galvan Jun 13, 2012
It's so Loooooooonnnggg!
Brady Jacoby Jun 13, 2012
I would drive that in pride...
Zach Hill Jun 13, 2012
Tex Avery wolf car! Aaahhoooggaahhh!
Pierre E Jean Jun 13, 2012
Wow now thats a car
Description: With the body, the Kellner Coupe cost $45,000 ($560,000 today). Not that the Royale was in any way unimpressive. It must first be said that the thing is massive. It has a fifteen-foot wheelbase, with ...
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Brady Jacoby Jun 13, 2012
45 grand back then... Dang. Nobody was actresses/actors or singers. Not many high dollar people. That must have but filthy rich car owners.
Dale Schroeder Jun 13, 2012
If I recall correctly, at least one Royale has a set of silver wheels (as in actual silver, not painted or plated) that cost $5,000 apiece in 1930's money.
Description: Bugatti had built these in anticipation of a contract with the French government which never materialized, due to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the end of WWI. The engine was an odd desi...
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Stan Mitchell Jun 13, 2012
@Josh that's what she said. 2 twss's in 1 article? Damn, this is two easy.
Ryan Heetderks Jun 14, 2012
Henry ford museum! Been there, seen it!
Thibault Leroy Jun 13, 2012
wow is all i can say
Description: This engine ended up being the thing that saved the Royale from being a complete commercial disaster. Having produced some 23 more engines than he could find cars for, Bugatti built a train locomotive...
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Description: For the pair, he paid $3000 and two GE refrigerators. It should be mentioned that refrigerators were nearly impossible to buy in France in 1950, and were therefore far more valuable than it would seem...
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Bruno Rocha Jun 30, 2012
The most expensive car in the world is the Lamborghini sesto elemento
Description: The name Bugatti has been reborn and is once again synonymous with astounding feats of engineering, as well as almost completely unchecked hubris. This new incarnation of Bugatti (as well as another, ...
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Yves Corbeau Jun 14, 2012
Still, it is a Volkswagen now...:o(
Thibault Leroy Jun 13, 2012
i really hope the Galibier makes it to production
Logan Delony Jun 13, 2012
Flashlights would probably work better haha
Ben Bourdon Jun 13, 2012
Those are some tiny headlights
Wyatt Gordon Jun 13, 2012
Thats such a good looking thing