The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bugatti 41 Royale. We make the process of selling your Bugatti 41 Royale quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Type 41 Royale was Ettore Bugatti’s most luxurious executive car. It was built for heads of state and as chauffeur-driven limousines. It had a long and wide wheelbase to make for stretched out elegance. Only six were ever made, making it the most exclusive Bugatti car ever made. This extravagant limousine was fashioned specifically for Ettore himself and Jean Bugatti was the stylist.
Powering the Royale was a 12.7-liter, straight-8 engine that produced 300 bhp. This was enough power to haul a 7000 lb limousine. Bugatti had to use a nine-bearing crankshaft and a single modified carburettor.
Each Royale received a standing elephant mascot for its radiator cap. These were cast from an original sculpture by Ettore’s younger brother, Rembrandt Bugatti, who died at 31 years old.
The engine for the Royale was a Twin-Spark Inline-8 set in the Front Longitudinal position. The block was made from cast iron and the valvetrain was SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl. Fuel was fed from a single custom Carburettor. The engine displaced 12763 cc / 778.85 cu in. It had a bore of 125 mm / 4.9 in and a stroke of 130 mm / 5.1 in. The output of power was 223.7 kw / 300 bhp at 3000 rpm. A variety of bodies were used over a steel ladder frame. It was front engined and used rear wheel drive. The front suspension was Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs using Friction Dampers. The rear suspension was Live Axle w/Reversed Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs and Friction Dampers. Top speed was ~160 kph / 99.4 mph, which was fast enough to whisk away a President or Queen.
The Kellener-bodied Royale went for $8,700,000 at Christie’s Auction in 1983, a world record.