Lot 143

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1931 Bugatti Type 49 Grand Sport

Coachwork by A.P. Compton & Co. Ltd.

SOLD $962,500

Estimate

$550,000 - $750,000

Chassis

49119

Engine

L12

Car Highlights

Arguably the Finest Ettore Bugatti-Designed Touring Car

Early Type 49 with Matching Numbers Engine and Sporting Original Coachwork

Displayed on the Bugatti Stand at the 1931 Olympia Motor Show

Exceptional Provenance, Just Two Registered Owners from New

Beautifully Preserved, Largely Original Leather Upholstery and Canvas Top

Technical Specs

3,257 CC SOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Schebler Carburetor

85 BHP at 4,000 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

Front Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Live Rear Axle with Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is titled 1930.

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