Texas man who swamped Bugatti buys another

January 20, 2010 9:52:12 AM PST
A Texan who last year accidentally turned his Bugatti Veyron into a swamp buggy has bought another of the rare million-dollar cars. Andy House of Lufkin says he has purchased a 2008 Bugatti Veyron and will put it up for sale.

His 2006 version ended up in a saltwater marsh in the Galveston area on Nov. 11 when House became distracted by a low-flying pelican and dropped his cell phone.

The Bugatti was ruined in water up to the door handles.

House told the Lufkin Daily News that his newer version, price not disclosed, will be shipped to an auto dealer in Jonesboro, Ark.

House, who owns Performance Auto Sales in Lufkin, says the exclusive car should be for sale later this month.

Internet listings for similar 2008 Bugatti Veyrons had asking prices of about $1.5 million.