Bugatti Veyron: Lucky Numbers

Welcome to the best used car lot on the planet. So many display cars are from dealers and auctioneers, but what do I care? I get to be up close and personal with cars that I would otherwise never get close to. In this case, it means Bugatti Veyrons 7 and 8 in my personal collection of sightings. I don’t know if 7 (or 8) is a lot, only that either is more than 6, which is an entirely different record.

These two are for sale right now – yours for somewhere between $3,950,001 and infinity $2.5 and 4 million. Evidently, they have some sort of pedigree.

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BiJan

The is the Bijan by appointment showroom on Rodeo Drive. Parked every day in front every day is the late Bijan Pakrad’s personal Bugatti.  Evidently, Bijan also pimped out a Silver Wraith.What I hate:

  • That the darker color is black, not a deep blue.
  • That people in the world spend the price of my house for a wardrobe in the store.
  • Boring brown interior

What i love:

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Headed to the Rodeo

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by strolling down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. As it happened, Sunday was the Rodeo Drive Concours.

OK, full disclosure – this was not a chance meeting. We took a 4 day holiday from the blast furnace that is summer in Phoenix to hang out in milder climes with the beautiful people.  And we were hoping against hope that the LaFerrari would make an appearance.

No such luck.  We did see Bugatti no. 5.  We also saw our first non-auction 288GTO. As shows go, it was a filtered, condensed version of the monthly Cars and Coffee Hookers and Squirrels “Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering.”  (Not the Penske sponsored crapfestthe real one.) Smaller than the Windgate festival of speed.  Like both, it was strafed by similarly cool machines that didn’t want to linger.

Bugatti Bijan Veyron
Bugatti Bijan Veyron

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Barrett Jackson in a Nutshell

4 Bugatti Veyrons. (Technically, there were 5 for a little bit, but I didn’t see the last one.) Not just the one for sale.

Why?  Why the hell not?  Who doesn’t want to see $10mm in Bugattis?  Plus, that is kind of the B-J modus operandi: too many is not enough.  More on that in some subsequent posts.  For now, just enjoy the wretched excess of conspicuous consumption.

Simon Cowell Veyron
Formerly Simon Cowell’s.

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