Lot 122

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

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SOLD $4,070,000


$4,000,000 - $5,000,000





Car Highlights

The First Type 55; Delivered with Unique Jean Bugatti Roadster Coachwork

Well-Documented Provenance Beginning with Duc de la Trémoille

Winner of the 1947 Rallye des Alpes with Gaston Descollas

A Fixture for 45 Years in the Dr. Peter and Susan Williamson Bugatti Collection

Award-Winning Restoration by Marque Specialist Sargent Metalworks

Documented by Bugatti Historians Pierre-Yves Laugier and David Sewell

Technical Specs

2,262 CC DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Zenith 48K Carburetor

Roots-Type Supercharger

130 BHP at 5,000 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

Front Solid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Live Axle with Reversed Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled 1932.

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