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Lot 122

2015   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2015

1927 Bugatti Type 38 Roadster

SOLD $264,000

Estimate

$200,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

38385

Car Highlights

Believed to Have Been Reconnaissance Car for Elizabeth Junek
Formerly Part of the Peter Williamson Bugatti Collection
Highly Sought After 8-Cylinder Example
In Wonderful Unrestored Condition
Classic Blue with Black Color Scheme

Technical Specs

1,991 CC SOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
Approximately 70 BHP at 4,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Solid-Axle Front Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Live-Axle Rear Suspension with Reversed Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this car is titled as 4001, which is a number stamped on its cam box lid. Please also note that the American Bugatti Registrar has clarified that the Registry’s identification and history of the car is based on its engine and rear axle numbers. The Registrar has also confirmed the gearbox is a Type 44 unit.

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