• The first and last Bugatti Veyrons off the production line are set to be sold at auction next month in the U.S. 
  • The cars are being sold by a multi-millionaire who is selling his collection of 25 luxury high-end vehicles 
  • Both Bugatti Veyrons have top speeds of 260mph, 8,000cc engines and can do 0 to 60mph in just three seconds 

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The very first and last Bugatti Veyron supercars are to go up for sale and are expected to fetch £3.5million when they go under the hammer.

The two motors, that have top speeds of 260mph, were chassis number 001 and 300 off the production line.

Volkswagen made a limited number of the sports cars after buying the rights to the famous brand in 1998.

The very first Bugatti Veyron, which is set to be sold at auction next month in California, where it is expected to fetch £1.5million 

The very first Bugatti Veyron, which is set to be sold at auction next month in California, where it is expected to fetch £1.5million 

The 2006 001 Veyron, which is valued at £1.5 million, has just 764 miles on the clock while the 2012 model has less than 400

The 2006 001 Veyron, which is valued at £1.5 million, has just 764 miles on the clock while the 2012 model has less than 400

The Veyrons were recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world and voted car of the decade by Top Gear 

The Veyrons were recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world and voted car of the decade by Top Gear 

The Veyrons were recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world and Car of the Decade by BBC’s Top Gear.

The 2006 001 Veyron, which is valued at £1.5 million, has just 764 miles on the clock while the 2012 model has less than 400.

They are both owned by a multi-millionaire super car fan who is putting his collection of 25 high-end motors up for sale at auction.

The two Bugattis, that have 8,000cc engines, are being sold individually but they do come with a free service which would usually cost £60,000. A new set of tyres will cost £15,000.

The last ever Bugatti Veyron to roll off the production line, which has been valued at £2million. The all white vehicle was built in 2012 

The last ever Bugatti Veyron to roll off the production line, which has been valued at £2million. The all white vehicle was built in 2012 

The two Bugattis, that have 8,000cc engines, are being sold individually but they do come with a free service which would usually cost £60,000

The two Bugattis, that have 8,000cc engines, are being sold individually but they do come with a free service which would usually cost £60,000

The Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 260mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in just three seconds as they are made from carbon fibre 

The Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 260mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in just three seconds as they are made from carbon fibre 

Both cars have 1,000bhp, four turbo chargers in the W16 engines, and can do 0-60mph in just three seconds. They are also exceptionally light as they are made from carbon fibre.

Alin Squindo, vice president of auctioneers RM Sothebys which is holding the sale, said: ‘The two Bugattis are the first and last coupés built.

‘The Bugatti production lasted about 10 years and having the first and last is always a special thing in the car collection world and gives it added value.

The cream leather interior of the first ever Bugatti Veyron, which has been valued at £1.5million and has four turbo chargers in the W16 engine

The cream leather interior of the first ever Bugatti Veyron, which has been valued at £1.5million and has four turbo chargers in the W16 engine

The vehicle also has a commemorative metal plate, showing the 001 chassis number confirming it was the first to roll of the production line

The vehicle also has a commemorative metal plate, showing the 001 chassis number confirming it was the first to roll of the production line

In contrast the last ever Veyron has an all black leather interior and has only clocked up 764 miles since being made in 2012 

In contrast the last ever Veyron has an all black leather interior and has only clocked up 764 miles since being made in 2012 

‘Bugatti was a brand that produced prolific high-end super cars in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. The Volkswagen group bought the brand back to life and produced the most powerful car in the world.

‘It set the engineering benchmark for performance, construction and engineering.’

The two cars are being sold in California on August 13.

THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUPERCAR: THE HISTORY OF THE LIMITED EDITION BUGATTI VEYRON  

The last ever Bugatti Veyron. Only 450 of them were made over the last decade, with the last vehicle going on display at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year 

The last ever Bugatti Veyron. Only 450 of them were made over the last decade, with the last vehicle going on display at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year 

The Bugatti firm was founded by Italian-born French automakrer Ettore Bugatti in the early 1990s, specialising in fast cars.

In 1998, the Volkswagen group bought the brand with a view of reviving it and bringing it back to life.

In 1999, Buggatti developed the Veyron, which was named after its development engineer and test driver, Pierre Veyron.

The first roadworthy prototype of the Veyron was completed in 2003 with production starting in 2005.

The official numbers for the W16 car came out at 1,001 horsepower, 922 lb-ft of torque, a 253mph top speed, and a 0-62 time of 2.5 seconds.

The Veyrons were recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world and Car of the Decade by BBC’s Top Gear.

Only a limited number of Bugatti Veyrons were made over the decade and the last production vehicle was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 15 2015.

 

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