Lot 30

2008   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2008

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

SOLD $1,760,000

Estimate

$1,400,000 - $2,100,000

Chassis

55201

Engine

1

Car Highlights

The First Type 55 Built

Peter Williamson’s Favorite Bugatti For Road Use

Replicated Coachwork To The Original Jean Bugatti Design

One Of The Most Coveted Prewar Sports Cars

Original Engine And Chassis

Fast, Comfortable And Beautiful Road Version Of The Type 51 Grand Prix Car

One Of Only 38 Type 55s Produced

Technical Specs

Approximately 130 BHP at 5,000 RPM

2,262 CC Inline Eight-Cylinder Engine

Dual Overhead Camshafts Zenith Carburetor, Roots Supercharger

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Live-Axle Suspension With Semi-Elliptical Front Leaf Springs And Reversed Quarter-Elliptical Rear Leaf Springs

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