• Aug 2nd 2007 at 5:29PM
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We've been inundated with tips about this special Bugatti Veyron. We don't have a lot of info other than what the photographer says about the car and owner over at E46Fanatics.

Zeyad: hes a russian guy [ed. - actually, one member clarified he's Ukranian] who lives in burj al arab. he hangs out with/works with sheikhs as far as i know. his collection of cars are the following (correct me if im wrong - and im sure there are some i havent mentioned): red on white pegaso edition bugatti veyron (plate C 1), white mclaren mercedes slr special edition (plate F 12), yellow pagani zonda F (plate F 13), white maybach 62, black benz G55, red ferrari f430, white lambo murcielago, a 760, a hummer H2 and probly loads more...

and with regard to the thing about license plates...having a lower number does not necessarily make you "closer to sheikh mohammed" it's a bit more complicated than that. you can buy 2 digit plates...but not single digit plates. those all belong to sheikhs.
the owner of this veyron, however, is an exception...he apparently offered 55 million dirhams for the plates C 1 - 12 to all the emirates, and the only emirate which accepted the offer was fujairah. hence the plate fujairah, C 1. and he is not a sheikh...he is a wealthy russian man who lives in burj al arab (the 7 star hotel) and has - in my opinion - the best car collection on earth...

The fact that it's a Veyron makes it a special sighting. Because it's such a striking color combo, it really stands out. One member says the colors are Pearl White and Light Red Metallic. Add to that the "1" number plate, the Pegaso badges and custom stitching inside, and it's a truly unique version of an already unique car.

Thanks for the tips, everybody!

[Source: E46Fanatics]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful car, but I just can't dig the two-tone paint job. Heck, I can't even stand unpainted black plastic trim on a car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'd say theres a bit of a distinction between a million dollar two-tone paint job, and cheap black plastic cladding on a twenty grand econobox. Thats all I"m saying.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow that link to e46 fanatics is NSFW. Watch out!!!! Especially if your at work. Like me!
      • 8 Years Ago
      If we can believe the price of 55 million dirhams to purchase the "1" plate, it's interesting to note that it converts to $US 6.7m. He spent 6 times the price of that car on the plate!

      While I understand the concept of shelling out a few more bucks for a special custom plate, spending 6 million on a number is so insane it boggles my mind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "the best car collection on earth"
      • 8 Years Ago
      cant be that good as he dosnt have the viper that can beat the Bug from 0 to 200. "well with no cat race tires and a saturn rocket attached to its ass"

      apples and oranges
      • 8 Years Ago
      When oil climbs to 100, you'll see bugatti's made of solid gold..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now leave the Veyron out of the question for a bit and look at what's behind it... now ask yourself who paid for all that? Yes you did and so have done 300 million other people every day... awesome I'd say!
        • 8 Years Ago
        If you really did pay for that out of your own pocket that then you are are very generous person. What a selfless act! Moving on did you know less than 5% of Dubai's GDP comes from oil exports? No? I bet your ignorant self couldn't even point out Dubai on a map.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have always thought this is the most amazing car in the world. It has the speed and style. That color combo is also one of the best I have seen.

      • 8 Years Ago
      that front plate looks like a decal?

      thats a good idea for the times when you need to have a from plate but dont want it to ruin the lines for you Bugatti
      • 8 Years Ago
      would someone please enlighten me as to the significance of having Pegaso on your Bugatti?

      As far as I know, Pegaso was a Spanish truck company that made a few sports cars in the 1950s after hiring away an ex Alfa Romeo engineer.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Who knew you could live in that hotel. He must have an unlimited supply of money to live in a place like the Burj Al-Arab... because that is the most expensive hotel in the world (I did a research project on it recently; it's fascinating! I highly recommend you read a little on it!). I wonder where he keeps his cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "And not just any multimillionaire can get a Veyron. The company gives priority to customers who are either car collectors or have some close association with automobiles, the story said. "We don't want rappers," Thomas Bscher [CEO of Bugatti ] told the Dow Jones Newswire...

      Ok so how is some random Russian Billionaire-mobster special? Wyclef has a collection with a Zonda, McLaren F1, Porsches and more...
        • 8 Years Ago
        " "We don't want rappers," Thomas Bscher [CEO of Bugatti ] told the Dow Jones Newswire..."

        "Ok so how is some random Russian Billionaire-mobster special? "

        I think it's pretty obvious where the line of demarcation is.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Scott Storch, a music producer heavily involved with hip hop, has a Veyron. I saw it on "Cribs".

        Don't ask me why I was watching "Cribs"...
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