Lot 48

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix

SOLD $3,740,000

Estimate

$3,200,000 - $3,700,000

Chassis

51132

Engine

15

Car Highlights

Original Bugatti Works Grand Prix Racing Car

Extraordinary Period Grand Prix History and Provenance

Formerly Owned by Noted Racing Driver Jean-Pierre Wimille

Documented, Correct Re-Chassis in Period by the Bugatti Works

Retains Original Bodywork, Gearbox, and Rear Axle

Technical Specs

2,262 CC DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Roots-Type Supercharger and Zenith Carburetor

180 HP at 5,000 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Cable-Operated 4-Wheel Drum Brakes

Front Rigid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Rigid-Axle Suspension with Reversed Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs

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