1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix

Estimate: $3,200,000 - $3,700,000
SOLD $3,740,000
Chassis: 51132
Engine: 15

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

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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