This Fire-Damaged Bugatti Chiron Is the King of Salvage Supercars

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This Fire-Damaged Bugatti Chiron Is the King of Salvage Supercars

Bugatti plans to make just 500 examples of its Chiron hypercar. Most of those cars were sold in advance by 2018, so your best bet to secure the multi-million-dollar grand tourer is the used car market. Perfect Chirons rarely cross even the most prestigious auction block, so you may have to compromise a little bit. Fortunately, the totaled car auctioneers at Copart have your back.

Like so many totaled Camaros destined to source an LS swap before it, this Chiron is listed on Copart with some burn scars. As far as damage goes, though, the issue appears to be pretty straightforward. The left-front fender and front luggage compartment are both burnt pretty badly and the interior is coated in some sort of dust or fire suppressant. The rest of the car seems to be in relatively good shape; if this were a McLaren F1, it would not have been totaled.

“Runs and drives” may be an optimistic statement, but Copart at least claims that this burnt Chiron ran at idle when it arrived at its lot. The cosmetic issues are bad, but they are solvable. The bigger worries are the damage you can’t see: The car’s complicated electrical systems are probably in pretty poor shape and master Bugatti technicians are not exactly easily accessible in any given city in America.

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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