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    The World's Most Expensive Car Ettore and also a hugely expensive misstep in the history of his firm. In the 1920s, was expecting to get a contract from the French military to build 16 cylinder aircraft engines. The contract never materialized, but felt he could use half that engine, a straight eight, to form one of the most amazing luxury cars in history.The Type 41 Royale engine had massive displacement: 12.7 liters, or over 700 cubic inches, roughly twice the size of most of the largest production V 8s that would be built by Detroit four decades later. This is still the largest engine of any car to be sold privately.Equally massive was the 15 foot wheelbase which, when bodied, stood about five feet tall at the hood alone. The car was incredibly imposing, whether in limousine or coupe form. Unfortunately, however, nobody could afford them production began right at the start of the Great Depression.A mere six Royale's were produced and two were coach allen outlet never sold, staying instead with the estate. This car, the 1930 Type 41 Royale Kellner Coach (or 'Coupe') was one of those cars (bricked up behind a false wall during World War II). It stayed with the family until 1950 when both cars were sold to American multimillionaire, who placed the Kellner Coach coach outlet branson up for auction in 1987.The car sold for a record million at London's Royal Albert Hall coach outlet store online sale before an audience of 4,000 cheap coach bags outlet enthusiasts. Now coach online outlet store the present anonymous owner believed to be Japanese has commissioned Bonham Brooks in London to offer the Royale for resale to anyone willing to pay the asking price. (Offers should be made through Bonhams' offices in London: 011 44 20 7393 3822.)Forbes FactMore Royale engines by far were used in SNCF (French National Railway) locomotives than in cars. The French government bought several hundred of these motors and used them in pairs and even in triplicate to pull passenger railcars. Sadly, none of these engines are believed to have survived the war. coach factory outlet usa
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