Salvaging high-end supercars and hypercars have become quite the popular way to spend a few hundred grand. Take this Burned Bugatti Chiron, for example. The discolored remains of a Chiron may look like heartbreak to many, but this charred husk is a tempting window of possibility to some. Would you be brave enough to salvage the burnt Bugatti Chiron?
Who wants a burned Bugatti Chiron?
The infamous wrecked car sales yard, Copart, has dredged up one of the most exciting cars ever made, a 2019 Bugatti Chiron. As with all the cars on their lot, this Bugatti is only for someone willing to go through a lot of work to get one the hard way, salvage.
While this one looks pretty bad, really, all the way bad, keep in mind that Bugattis are a rare sight. Moreover, Bugatti is only making 500 Chirons total anyways, so this is a very limited and rare item, indeed. Even rarer still is the opportunity to buy a car that retails for over $3 million for pennies on the dollar. In fact, one used Chiron sold at auction a few years ago for just over $4 million.
This is without a doubt the cheapest Bugatti Chiron in the Universe
Why is this Bugatti Chiron so cheap? Well, it doesn’t take a trained mechanic to see that this crispy Chiron was on fire at some point. The fire seems to have started in the front left side of the hood and crept back along the hood and near the driver’s door. As noted by MotorTrend, it‘s tough to tell if the interior was burnt due to the thick layer of fire extinguisher residue coating the inside, floor to ceiling.
Weirdly, the back end seems pretty ok considering an engine is a common area for car fires to start. Luckily, the 1,500-hp powerplant seems pretty good.
Is buying a burnt car a bad idea?
In almost every case, buying a burnt car is a bad idea. With fire damage, you not only get the obvious issues of things being burnt, but it is also often going to have water damage as well, which can be an endless source of gremlins.
Seeing as how the battery lives where the fire seemed to have started, it would make sense for that to be the culprit of the blaze. Aside from the melted front wheel/tire, the hole in the windshield, and the obvious char across the hood, this 2019 Bugatti Chiron still has miles of issues that will have to be addressed to get this thing even close to a road again.
So how much is the burnt Bugatti Chiron?
Copart estimates the value at $345,000. While that may seem like a lot for a half-burnt car, it may still be a screaming deal. This is a highly-prized hypercar that will likely drive buyers crazy at auction. It wouldn’t be surprising at all to see this car sail past the $345,000-dollar mark. This car originally sold for over $3 million and will only ever see 500 made. This is a deal of a lifetime for anyone brave enough to step up to the plate and give it a swing. So, who’s going to go for it? Hey, batter batter batter….