Judging from all the hype and back and forth between the two, there certainly seems to be an interest in boxing champion Floyd Mayweather squaring off against MMA champ Conor McGregor. But there seems to be considerably less interest in Mayweather’s car.
At Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Scottsdale, Arizona this past weekend, Lot #1372.1 was Mayweather’s 2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, one of the boxer’s many lavish purchases. But the supercar crossed the auction block without the reserve price being met by any of the bidders. When the auction started, Mayweather took the stage and said, “This was my favorite car. Someone here tonight deserves this car,” but bidding stalled at $1.9 million, considerably shy of the $2.3 million reserve price. According to Page Six, the man nicknamed “Money” was visibly upset by the outcome.
The car is one of only 150 Veyron Grand Sport’s produced, and has only 1,688 miles on its 8.0 liter engine with four turbochargers that produces up to 1,000 horsepower. So even though Mayweather didn’t sell the ride, perhaps he can console himself by launching himself off the line and doing 0-60 in 2.4 seconds repeatedly.
Regardless, Mayweather doesn’t seem to need the money. On Sunday, he took to Instagram to post receipts from sports bets he placed. Gambling on two college basketball games, an NBA game and the NFC championship yielded a profit of $248,320.16.