#01 Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang up for auction. Images via PACE Germany.Enlarge Photo
Are you flush with cash after having won a sizable Powerball jackpot? Looking for a safe investment that you can still derive pleasure from, as opposed to just staring at a stack of gold bars? JamesList currently a pair of cars worthy of consideration for your automotive investment portfolio.
First up is a 2008 Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang (or Pure Blood), offered in its original polished aluminum and carbon fiber livery. Only five were ever built, and the seller claims this is one of one with a light interior.
The car comes complete with a full service history and four new tires, making the 2,000,000 euro ($2.67 million) selling price seem almost reasonable. Like the other Pur Sang edition Veyrons, this car shaves 220 pounds off the curb weight of a standard Veyron, meaning you won’t lose too many supercar stop light throw-downs.
If you’re looking for something that’s almost equally exotic for a little less money, consider this 2000 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR. Sure, 25 were built (as opposed to five Pur Sang Veyrons), but everybody knows what a Bugatti Veyron looks like. Very few people will know what this road-going race car is.
Constructed for homologation purposes, the street-legal AMG CLK GTR packed a 6.9-liter V-12 rated at 604 horsepower and 572 pound-feet of torque. Given the car’s curb weight of just 3,175 pounds, acceleration was “more than adequate,” as was the car’s handling.
A recent SuperSport example with just 1,335 miles on the odometer sold for $1.1 million, which makes the $1.49 million asking price of this base model, with nearly 1,500 miles on the clock, seem a bit ambitious. We’re fairly sure there’s some room to move on the selling price, though you’d need to work that out with the selling dealership.
Can we guarantee that both (or either) of these cars will appreciate? No, but we can’t guarantee gold will continue to rise in value, either. For the $4.16 million you’d spend on these cars, you could buy about 154 pounds worth of gold bars: which would you rather look at parked in your garage?
2000 Mercedes AMG CLK GTR - image: Ferrari-Maserati of Fort LauderdaleEnlarge Photo