Lot 4

2020   |   Passion of a Lifetime

1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

SOLD £9,535,000

Estimate

£10,000,000

Chassis

57248

Engine

5

Car Highlights

The Ultimate Bugatti Grand Prix Car: The Incomparable Type 59

Campaigned as a Works Grand Prix Car During the 1934–1935 Seasons

Converted to Sports Car Configuration and Raced with Success in 1937

Extraordinary Provenance Dating to King Leopold III of Belgium

One of the Most Significant and Original Competition Bugattis Extant

Technical Specs

3,257 CC DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Twin Zenith Carburetors; Roots-Type Supercharger

250 BHP at 5,000 RPM

4-Speed Dry Sump Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Cable-Operated Mechanical Drum Brakes

Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and De Ram Shock Absorbers

Rear Live Axle with Reversed Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs and De Ram

Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

✱ Please note that this lot is UK registered and has a DVLA-issued V5C.

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