Officially discontinued only a few months ago, when the 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale" was displayed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Veyron is already a collectible. Proof of that is this 2006 model that’s set to go under the hammer during RM Auction’s sale in Monterey on August 13th to 15th. The auction house estimates that the 2006 Bugatti Veyron will fetch between $1.8 and $2.4 million, which is up to nearly $1 million more than its original sticker.

The example in question is the Veyron 16.4 "001," the first Veyron to roll off the assembly line. The car was originally delivered new to the East Coast and then to California, spending the next few years in Beverly Hills. Though its nearly 10 years old, the 16.4 "001" is in mint condition, having been driven for less than 800 miles. Recently, it also received a full service by Bugatti of Beverly Hills, which included a new set of tires.

On top of getting a rare and well-maintained Veyron, the winning bidder will also benefit from a unique pre-owned warranty from the Bugatti Certified program, which includes a two-year warranty plus two additional years of service free of charge. The offer is unprecedented for a used car and the value of the program exceeds $100,000. That’s not much, given this car will cost at least $1.8 million, but it’s something considering this Veyron is nearly a decade old.

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Why it matters

When a supercar is estimated to fetch between $400,000 and $1 million more than its original sticker less than a decade after it was first delivered, you know you’re looking at a collectible. It usually takes a lot longer for a supercar to nearly double its value, but the Veyron is anything but an ordinary supercar. Its incredible output and state-of-the-art technology have turned it into the most appealing car of the 21st century, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some changed owners for more than $5 million a few years from now.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
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The 16.4 was the first iteration of the Bugatti Veyron, and featured a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W-16 rated at 987 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque. It was the model that first took the Guinness World Record for fastest production car from the 1993 McLaren F1, hitting 253.81 mph in 2005. In 2010, the 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, using a 1,184-horsepower engine, established a new benchmark at 267.857 mph. The Veyron 16.4 was officially discontinued in 2011, along with the Super Sport.

Find out more about the Veyron 16.4 here.

Source: RM Auctions

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