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The Bugatti Royale was one of the most opulent
and uncompromising cars ever created. The car itself was
enormous, and could weigh up to 4 tons depending on the coachwork.
Its straight eight engine measured 784 cubic inches. The chassis
price was $30,000--a staggering amount of money at the time.
Bugatti stated that he would only sell the car to royalty, although this stipulation was relaxed as production commenced. He did refuse to sell the car to King Zog of Albania, claiming that "the man's table manners are beyond belief!"
The Esders Bugatti Royale pictured had no headlights by request, as Armand Esders of Paris claimed that he never drove after dark.
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