The Bugatti Veyron has actually increased in value since they stopped making them in 2011.
They say that a car loses half of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot. That’s generally no longer the case for most modern vehicles, but the conventional wisdom has been that cars are a terrible investment as they can only lose money over time.
A few cars buck that trend. These are typically classic and historic cars, but there’s at least one modern vehicle that has definitely increased in value since it was first made, and that’s the Bugatti Veyron.
When the Veyron was born back in 2005, buying one would set you back around $1.7 million. Even back then, that was a lot of money. A Super Sport version cost around $2.7 million, with Bugatti believing (correctly) they could charge a million dollars more for what was at the time the world's fastest car.
Now a new report from German antique car site Classic Analytics says that the Veyron is even more expensive than ever before.
“Demand for the Bugatti Veyron has increased in recent years and with it the price – especially prior to the launch of the new Chiron," said Classic Analytics head Frank Wilke. "In fact, the price level of some Veyron vehicles is the same as that of the new car.”
A new Bugatti Chiron costs around $3 million, just in case you were wondering.
It's not just the Veyron either. Classic-but-recent Bugattis have all gone up in price, such as the EB110. When it was first made in 1991, an EB110 cost $314,000. Adjusted for inflation, that would be around $590,000, but one sold in February for $2.33 million.
“When Bugatti launched the Veyron in 2005 it moved more into the focus of interested buyers, and this had an impact on the price development of many models. Since the appearance of the new Chiron in 2016 there has been a significant price boost among more recent historic vehicles such as the EB110.”
Bugatti is still nowhere near done with their Chiron production run, but if this trend continues, those Chirons will only get more expensive as new Bugattis arrive.