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From an Important Private Collection<br>The 2006 Los Angeles and Geneva Auto Show Car
This striking blue Veyron, no. 005, is the very car that Bugatti chose to display for the North American debut of the Veyron at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car was purchased directly from the Los Angeles show stand by the current owner following a brief misunderstanding – that he did not wish to place an order for just any Veyron, but rather to take delivery of the very car in front of him. Accordingly, the sales contract was written on January 4, 2006, making 005 the first Veyron to be sold in North America. Following the show, 005 returned to Europe to fulfill its duties as the Geneva Auto Show car, and then back to the Bugatti factory for final preparations for retail delivery.
This Veyron, the fifth of a 300-car production run, has been displayed with the consignor’s collection since new and was sent to Bugatti’s Oxnard, California, service center to receive periodic software updates, ensuring its compatibility with current Bugatti diagnostic equipment. Additionally, the car has recently been retrofitted with Bugatti’s rearview mirror-based navigation system, which became available in the years following this car’s construction. Showing just 94 total miles at the time of cataloguing, this Veyron is essentially a new car, even retaining its original tire and wheel setup from its show days. It should be noted that Bugatti recommends changing 005’s tires before use.
Capable of being driven with ease in any situation, whether on the downtown streets of a metropolitan city or on Germany’s Ehra-Lessien straight at top speed, Bugatti’s limit-breaking Veyron is a truly magnificent automobile.