The Veyron that famously crashed into a lake is finally being restored

12 years later

In 2009, somebody 'accidentally' drove a Bugatti Veyron into a saltwater lake in Texas and now, 12 years later, the vehicle has finally been bought by a man named Houston Crosta who works at Royalty Exotic Cars in Nevada and it is going to be restored to its former glory. He's actually already repainted it.

When I said 'accidentally', what I actually meant was 'on purpose'. I was shocked to find out that the whole thing was an insurance scam on the part of the (former) owner, who deliberately drove the car into the lake to defraud the insurance company. He was later sentenced to 13 months in prison for the charade.

Now, 12 years later, VINwiki founder Ed Bolian shared a YouTube video to give us an update on the car and he said that Mr Crosta bought it for $400,000 and intends to restore it. He also reportedly also forked out $250,000 to source some parts and is likely going to have to spend a lot more money because the Burmester sound system alone, just a random example, will cost a whopping $100,000 to repair.

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Comments (24)

  • the most painful thing about that video is not the bugatti crashing, it's "i think it is a lambo dude"

      1 month ago
    • yeah I remember that part. That's the equivalent of somebody spotting a nice watch and saying "ah that must be a Rolex"

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    • Like who mistakes a Bugatti for a Lambo??? that guy must not know a Corolla from a Corvette either.

        1 month ago
  • I have a book that has car collecting stories in it and the tale of that Veyron is in it!

      1 month ago
  • That’s good news, I adore the veyron. Especially the rear, I love it’s uniqueness

      1 month ago
  • I saw one the same!

      1 month ago
  • Been following this for years. So glad it's getting restored rather than scrapped or parted.

      1 month ago
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