The 1931 Bugatti Royale was Intended for Europe’s Royal Families
One of the largest cars in the world, the Bugatti Type 41, which became known as the Bugatti Royale, was produced between 1927 and 1933. The vehicle was about 20-percent longer than the Rolls-Royce Phantom, and about 25-percent heavier. Ettore Bugatti, the company owner, had a goal of producing 25 of the Royales and selling them to the crown head of Europe, however, the Great Depression in the United States had spread around the globe and even the royal families of Europe felt the pinch. Bugatti made seven of the cars but was only able to sell three of them. Six of them are still in existence.