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Man Drives $1M Bugatti Into Lagoon, Ends Up in Prison

Crash was less due to a 'low-flying pelican' than insurance fraud

(Newser) - A Texas man who may or may not have purchased a $1 million car for the express purpose of driving it into a lagoon was sentenced to more than a year in prison Tuesday, KTRE reports. According to the Houston Chronicle , Andy House—who owns a salvage yard for exotic... More »

This Is a $1M Car—in a Lagoon

Cellphone and pelican conspire against Texas driver

(Newser) - A Texas driver distracted by a low-flying pelican took an unexpected detour—into 3 feet of water. Andy House, 34, drove a Bugatti Veyron EB, worth about $1 million, into a saltwater lagoon near Galveston. "He was calm,” the driver of the wrecker that took away the waterlogged... More »

Classic Bugatti Sells for $4.5M

1937 model gathered dust in garage for 50 years

(Newser) - A 1937 Bugatti that sat unused for 5 decades has sold at a Paris auction for $4.5 million, the BBC reports. The family of a British doctor found the car in his garage after he died. It's one of only 17 in the world. Despite its age, the Type... More »

Garage Yields Dusty Surprise: $4.3M Bugatti

(Newser) - A rare Bugatti sports car found in a late British doctor’s garage will be auctioned off next month and is expected to fetch at least $4.3 million for his surprised relatives, the AP reports. The Type 57S Atalante, built in 1937, is one of only 17 ever made.... More »

$1.7M Ride Seeks Loving Owners

Bugatti Veyron a thing of beauty, but might spell the end of French company

(Newser) - French automaker Bugatti is betting its business on the fact that 300 people in the world will want to pony up $1.7 million each for its new car, the Veyron. The automobile, which boasts a top speed of 253 mph, has cost VW Group more than half a billion... More »

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