This has all the potential to become a long-running story. You probably remember the Bugatti Veyron that went into the water in 2009 because the owner tried to commit insurance fraud. For ten years, several owners underestimated repair costs, causing the car to go from one place to another. Now it is in Vegas where it seems to be really being restored. We can imagine that the same fate awaits this Bugatti Chiron with fire damage.
The Bugatti Chiron was parked in a Miami parking garage last summer when it was set on fire. It seems that the Chiron belonged to the rapper El Alfa – we didn’t know him either. The damaged Bugatti has now arrived at Copart where it will soon be auctioned. The damage to the car appears to be somewhat limited to the front, the front luggage compartment and the left door. In addition, the car is especially dirty from the extinguishing agent.
The Bugatti Chiron with fire damage is quite a gamble
We say deliberately seems, because you do not know how much water has been used for extinguishing, for example. If any water was used at all. Extinguishing powder can also cause the necessary problems, also with the engine. It’s all quite a question mark. Also remarkable is that the estimated value of the car before the accident is stated as $345,000, which is not close to the real value of almost 2 million euros. This makes it the cheapest Chiron in the world anyway.
The engine is still running
The engine would still run, but the mileage is unknown. You could also use it to transfer the engine to another car. Or long an LS-V8 in this Chiron – that has probably never been done before. Soon it will go under the hammer copart and no estimate has yet been given as to what it should yield. Anyway, we bet that this is the cheapest Chiron in the world at the moment.