Lot 17

2013   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2013

1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix

Estimate

$2,500,000 - $3,000,000

Chassis

4613

Engine

44 Registration No. YM 3412

Car Highlights

A Matching-Numbers, Original Bodied Type 35
An Early and Highly Correct Example of the Legendary Grand Prix Bugatti
Period Competition History Including Victory at Its First Race
Known Ownership from New
Unusually Original and Well Pedigreed
Serviced by Multiple Marque Experts
Documented by Bugat ti Historian David Sewell
One of the Finest Examples Extant

Technical Specs

1,991 CC SOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Twin Solex 35MH Carburetors
95 BHP at 5,000 RPM
4-Speed Non-Synchromesh Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Front, Reversed Quarter-Elliptical Rear-Leaf Springs and Friction-Plate Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the magneto currently installed in this car appears to be a period-correct S.E.V. and not a Bosch FH8 as stated in the catalogue. Please also note that the engine rebuild described in the catalogue was performed by Ivan Dutton, not Malcolm Gentry.

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