The Bugatti Royale was an incredible display of good wealth.
Bugatti has made a reputation for itself for being one of the most elite luxury cars over the last century since 1909.
The Bugatti Type 41, better known as the Royale is a large luxury car developed in 1927 to 1933.
It was rumoured the Bugatti type 41 came about due to a comment made by an English lady who compared Bugatti’s cars unfavourably with those of Rolls Royce.
The Type 41 was designed and crafted by Ettore Bugatti.
He originally planned to manufacture twenty-five of these cars and sell them to royalty as the most luxurious cars ever made.
However, timing worked against him and even European royalty were not making great purchases during the Great Depression.
In 1928, Ettore Bugatti announced King Alfonso of Spain will receive a Royale, but the Spanish king was deposed of taking delivery of a Royale.
The first time the car was to find a customer wasn’t until 1932.
A total of seven cars were made and three were sold. All six of the Bugatti Royale’s still exist today, but the prototype was destroyed in a car wreck.
Performance of the Bugatti Royale was tested by Autocar Magazine, which proved how the exquisite chassis construction allowed great balanced handling at high speed.
If we were to purchase a Bugatti Type 41 brand new it would have cost $43,000. Now that price is approximately $585,173.