Lot 130

2012   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2012

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet

Coachwork by Billeter & Cartier

Estimate

$5,000,000 - $6,500,000

Chassis

55206

Engine

6

Car Highlights

Documented by David Sewell and Julius Kruta

Recent and Exacting Restoration

Exceptional Provenance

Striking, One-Off Supercharged Bugatti

1933 Rallye des Alpes Competitor

A Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Example

Ideal International Driving and Concours Event Entrant

Perhaps the Greatest Type 55 in Existence

Technical Specs

2,262 CC DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Zenith 48K Updraft Triple-Diffuser Carburetor

Roots-Type Supercharger 135 BHP at 5,500 RPM

4-Speed Non-Synchromesh Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

Live Front Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Live Rear Axle with Inverted Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs

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