The high-performance French carmaker Bugatti has revealed that it has successfully recovered the status of the 2008 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Prototype. The company launched an internal program of Certificate of Authenticity and Restoration called ‘La Maison Pur Sang’ which was returned to a purebred or purebred home last year. It was the first project Veyron took under its wings.
The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Prototype debuted in 2008 at the Pebble Beach car show. The unregistered demo car was named ‘Grand Sport 2.1’ and had a white silver metallic paint with a Cognac leather interior. After making his debut, he traveled all over the world from North America, Europe and the Middle East.
In 2020, the vehicle was taken over by Bugatti and became the first vehicle in the “La Maison Pur Sang” program, where the automaker spent four months restoring its original condition. For recovery, the vehicle was completely stripped and its vehicle identification number (NBB) was confirmed through inspection. The vehicle’s paint, metalwork and leather were recovered.
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The outer body panels were removed, then re-prepared and repainted. His cabin was completely refurbished with new leather trim and refreshing all leather and aluminum pieces. It also equipped a new center console to match the car’s original 1.0 configuration. “After reaffirming the status of the car as an important historical model, the car quickly attracted the attention of many fascinated collectors,” said Luigi Galli, head of the program.
Bugatti says that issuing a certificate of authenticity and restoring a car of historic value provides the necessary peace of mind to owners and collectors of classic and old vehicles. This also significantly increases the value of the car’s exclusive hyper sports cars and attracts a better price.