The Bugatti Veyron was a technological tour de force when it arrived in production form in 2005. The numbers are still eye-watering: an 8.0-liter W16 engine, four turbos, 1,000 hp and a top speed north of 253 mph. The price, too, was enough to make you cry. New, they ran about $1 million. Now — don’t worry — you can pick up a gently used one for … about the same price. Less used ones go up to about 2 million bucks.
But maybe you just want a piece, just a taste of a Veyron. Maybe you’ll make a necklace out of the logo, maybe some wall art with an engine cover or even a coffee table with the wheels. We can help you out with that last one, actually, because an eBay seller is letting a set of four go for just less than the price of a new Porsche 911 Carrera: yeah, $100,000. But, but, but … it’s free standard shipping! And that’s gotta be 75 bucks right there. You’re making out on this deal; in fact, you can’t afford not to buy them.
We’re joking, but a new set from the dealership in France would actually cost more than that, around $125K. And these still have 85 percent of the tread left. See? A steal!
—The writer is car enthusiast