1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe $8.7 Million, This car, one of amazing beauty, belongs to Ettore Bugatti’s personal collection. He had it built between the years of 1913 and 1939 according to his wishes – evidence enough for its class.
The original Bugatti was built with a 12.7 L engine and had a going rate of $45,000, which would be around 520,000 â‚¬ today. A total of 6 models were made, 4 of which were sold immediately and the last 2 were preserved by Bugatti himself in a private garage on his estate. Behind a protective wall, the 2 Royales survived WWII and found a spot after the war in the Cunningham Museum in California.
After Bugatti’s death the immense collection was inherited by Miles Collier, who decided to sell the Royale in 1987. It rests now in the hands of a Japanese car lover who forked over the most money ever spent on one car – at least at that time.