Redneck Bugatti

One of a kind piece of machinery

Driving down in Starke a few days ago, I found this delicious little gem of Redneck DIY.  I like to call it the “Redneck Bugatti”.

The thing I immediately recognized was how much it reminded me of those old fancy cars from the 30s and 40s.  The ones you would always see made fun of in cartoons.  The cab seated so far in the back reminded me immediately of the ultra-rare Bugatti Royale.  

For those of you who care to know, there are only 6 Bugatti Royales in the world.  Check here for the history.

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (C) Autoblog.com

But it also looks a little like the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic with its cab so far in the rear.

I’ve tried to let the photos speak for themselves but I’ll give a little more info.  The vehicle is actually a ’74 Midget built on a ’74 Corvette frame, with some additional metal plating at the front.  Under that frame is a horribly rusted chassis.  The owner is asking $4,000 for it.  Considering the Bugatti Royale is estimated to be worth $10 million, I’d say you’re getting a pretty good deal on it. 🙂