This 86-year-old Bugatti is priced at thousands of brand-new Renault Duster

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If you have a lot of money, then you can afford to buy one of the Bugatti Chiron for $ 3 million. Yes, indeed, some copies are still for sale. However, we have another option for those who simply have nowhere to put the extra 13 million dollars. For this sum of space you can buy the ancient Bugatti Type 59 with battle scars, which once finished third in the Monaco Grand Prix, and later belonged to the real king.

Yes, specifically this Type 59 represented the team in 1934 and 1935. In general, it was thanks to Rene Dreyfus that he finished on the podium in Monaco and immediately won the Belgian GP at Spa before resigning. After that, the car was slightly redone: a supercharger was removed from the 3.3-liter 8-cylinder engine, a gearbox with a dry sump was installed, and a little bit of play with the chassis and body. As a result, the car took several more awards, after which it was sold in 1938 to one of the most important customers of the company. He was the king of Belgium, Leopold III.

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However, the story does not end there. After the king, the car had 4 more owners, but none of them decided to completely restore the legendary car. By the will of fate, this Type 59 appeared today in its very original form. Many experts say that this machine is the most valuable among all Bugatti models released in the history of production. She will be sold under the hammer in London in April this year and she is predicted to be much more expensive than 10 million pounds, which is equivalent to more than 13 million US dollars.