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  • RefCode: TA1117988
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: VEYRON
  • Category: Coupe
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Silver
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

Since its launch in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has secured its place as one of the greatest technological achievements in automotive history. With projected performance figures of over 1,000hp and a top speed of 250 mph thought to be impossible on the road, engineers at Bugatti had to deliver a whole new approach to automotive design. To deliver the monstrous 1,000hp figure, two Audi V8 engines were coupled together to create a W16 engine. As if that wasn't already enough, then engine was then dressed with four turbochargers for good measure. The result ensured the 1,000hp mark was reached and more.

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  • RefCode: TA1101637
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: TYPE 35
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,927
  • Mileage (Miles): 1
  • Mileage (KM): 1
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

1928 Bugatti Type 35B A nut & bolt millimeter perfect recreation of a type 35B Bugatti. This car was constructed for the owner of an original in painstaking detail for spirited road use, providing all the thrills sounds & smells of the real thing but without the worries of driving such a valuable machine hard. Duplicates of every component are on hand so additional cars may be produced to any customer specified colour. The car is finished in Bugatti yellow. It has an uprated engine putting out close to 220hp. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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  • RefCode: TA1146155
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: VEYRON
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,006
  • Mileage (Miles): 9,900
  • Mileage (KM): 15,932
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Currency: GBP

Navy Blue Leather , 7993 cc, This stunning Veyron was delivered to the UK in June 2006 finished in Dark Blue Metallic over Silver with Dark Blue Comfort Seats. Bugatti displayed the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as it was the first UK Veyron baring the Chassis plate UK 1. Only covering 9, 900 miles from new with a fantastic service history and having Just had a full service, 4 tyres and a clean bill of health at H.R Owen. Complete with Service Book Handbook PDA System Car Cover Charger Spare Key and Speed Key. This example is a fantastic investment opportunity with Veyron values rapidly on the rise, for more information please call , 06 Reg

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  • RefCode: TA1135769
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: TYPE 35
  • Derivative: REPLICA
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,972
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

Type 35 Bugatti Replica

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  • RefCode: TA1146897
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: TYPE 51
  • Derivative: GRAND PRIX
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,933
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: USD
  • Auction: 9th Mar 2019 - RM Sotheby's - Amelia Island Auction

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. One of four cars used by the 1933 factory team of Varzi, Dreyfus, and WilliamsFormer 17-year ownership by Bugatti collector extraordinaire Peter MullinDocumented with FIVA passport and full report by Bugatti historian David SewellWell-known example prepared for vintage racing and event useStriking example of Bugattis dual-overhead cam classic Introduced in 1931, the Bugatti Type 51 was the latest iteration of the companys time-honored two-seat race car design that originated with the Type 35. Utilizing the engine architecture Ettore Bugatti licensed from Harry Millers successful Indianapolis race cars, the Type 51 featured a dual-overhead cam version of the supercharged straight-eight, now enlarged to 2.3 liters. Though the Type 51 struggled in competition against newer and more technologically advanced state-sponsored machines from Italy and Germany, the model was a long-term success with marque enthusiasts and vintageracers. Approximately 40 examples were ultimately built through 1934, and they are considered the apogee of Bugattis most celebrated race car design.Claiming important competition history and documented with a comprehensive report by independent Bugatti historian and author David Sewell, this Type 51 is a well-sorted example ideal for event use and historic racing. Chassis no. 51153 is recorded in factory records of April 1933 as the first of a batch of five Type 51s slated for build. The car was prepared for use as a Works entry for the 1933 season, amply clarified by numerous repair notes regarding engine teardowns and rear axle ratio changes. On 4 July 1933, the Type 51 was registered to Automobiles Ettore Bugatti of Molsheim and served as a factory race and test car for the following nine months. As racing entries were not generally tracked by chassis number at the time, it is difficult to unequivocally distinguish one factory car from another, but it is believed that 51153 likely participatedin several important races while driven by the famed René Dreyfus. At the Belgian Grand Prix on 9 July 1933, Bugatti entered three Type 51 examples, driven by Achille Varzi, Dreyfus, and William Grover-Williams, who finished 2nd, 3rd, and 6th, respectively. At the Dieppe Grand Prix six days later, Dreyfus placed 2nd while Williams car retired early. As drivers often retained the same car throughout the season, it is reasonable to assume that Dreyfus drove 51153 to his 2nd-place finish at the Nice Grand Prix on 6 August and at the Coppa Acerbo in Pescara the following week. The car may also have been driven by Dreyfus at the Czechoslovakian Grand Prix on 17 September, where the Frenchman finished 4th.Following the 1933 season the Bugatti was mechanically overhauled by the factory, including the fitting of an extremely rare rear-axle ratio, 11 × 55, the only recorded use of such a ratio in Bugatti racing history. As conjectured by Mr. Sewell, this high-torque low-speed ratio may have been intendedfor the Monaco Grand Prix on 2 April 1934, where Pierre Veyron finished 9th in a Type 51.In early April 1934, the Type 51 was mechanically renewed again by the factory in preparation for sale. On 13 April it was invoiced to Giovanni Alloatti, a resident of Turin. Alloatti entered his new Type 51 at the Targa Florio on 20 May, but unfortunately was out of the race by the second lap following an accident. The Bugatti returned to the factory for further repairs, and this may be the point at which the cars current frame, no. 256, originally for a Type 35, was installed as presently configured.In December 1936, the Type 51 was imported to England by Jack Lemon Burton. After being domiciled during the early war years, 51153 was sold in 1942 to Allan Arnold, scion of the coachbuilding concern Arnold of Manchester. Upon the wars conclusion, Arnold began modifying the Bugatti for sprints and hill climbs, replacing the coachwork with a lightweight two-piece body with cycle wings, presumably designed andbuilt at the Arnold coachworks.The Bugatti was then entered at various events in northern England over the next two years, setting a best time at Shelsley Walsh during two appearances, racing Prescott three times, and Brighton once. In early August 1947 the car set a course record of 14.8 seconds at the Hartlepool quarter-mile sprint. Through 1949 additional modifications were undertaken that included the installation of an ENV pre-selector gearbox, Newton telescopic shock absorbers, externally actuated Lockheed hydraulic brakes, and dual external exhaust pipes. Racing at sprints at Weston-super-Mare and Queensbury, Arnold also experimented with a two-stage supercharger from a Type 50.In May 1950 Arnold sold the Bugatti to J. Wilkins, who reinstalled the original gearbox, and attended the Nottingham Sports Car Club meet at Gaston in 1951. Chassis 51153 next passed to J.M. Pratt, the owner of a garage near Brampton, before being acquired by Jim Barry of Heywood, Lancashire. Around 1959 chassis 51153was imported to the U.S. and offered by New Yorks Vintage Car Store, now clothed with a bobtail racing body formerly used on chassis 51152. Hugh Conways seminal 1962 Bugatti Register shows that the car was next owned by Lynn Mayfield of La Jolla, California, and in 1963 Mayfield sold the car to the well-known marque enthusiast Raymond Jones, of Michigan. Jones reportedly purchased 50 Bugattis in the aftermath of Conways important register, second only to the Schlumpf brothers acquisition spree. Chassis 51153 was the fourth Bugatti that Jones acquired during this period, and in 1967 he sold the Type 51 to his friend and fellow Michigan resident Ernest Jack Nuttle, who sought to restore the car. As many mechanical components were no longer in perfect order, Nuttle traded several to Jones for fresher substitutes handpicked from other Bugattis in his stock. For this reason, many of the original elements, including the engine and chassis frame, were eventually installed by Jones onto one of his otherprojects. (This other chassis was later purchased by Lord Raglan in the late 1970s and eventually built into a well-known race car in Great Britain.) Available on file is the extensive report compiled by Bugatti historian David Sewell that details the history and composition of this Bugatti, known as the Nuttle Type 51. This includes correspondence from Sewell to then owner Peter Mullin and well-known Bugatti restorer Jim Stranberg that the car retains its original chassis plate which is affixed to the original bulkhead.Mounted with faithful recreation coachwork, 51153 completed restoration in 1973, and Nuttle used the car for some 10 years before selling it to Bob Shaw of Antioch, Illinois. Acquired by the esteemed collector Bill Jacobs in 1986, the Bugatti subsequently passed to Peter Giddings and then Joe Masin of California before being sold in 1994 to preeminent marque collector Peter Mullin.Acquired by the consignor in 2011, this Type 51 possesses the most legitimate claim as the authentic51153, despite that the Raglan Type 51 bears many of this cars original components and has often been identified with this chassis number. According to Sandy Leith, the registrar of the American Bugatti Club, The Nuttle T51 [this car] contains the single most important element of chassis 51153; that of continuous history. Whatever parts came and went over the course of its lifetime prior to the ownership of Raymond Jones and after the restoration by Jack Nuttle, the car was and is chassis 51153.Claiming use by the legendary Works team of Varzi, Dreyfus, and Williams during the 1933 grand prix season, this beautifully prepared Type 51 offers affordable entry to the ranks of Bugatti ownership. The recipient of a FIVA passport is correctly equipped with proper factory mechanical components and is eligible for the finest vintage racing events worldwide. This Type 51 invites marque enthusiasts to consider this piece of Bugatti history for immediate enjoyment and competitive use at historic racingevents.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.

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  • RefCode: TA1148120
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: VEYRON
  • Derivative: 16.4 SANG NOIR
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,010
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: USD
  • Auction: 9th Mar 2019 - RM Sotheby's - Amelia Island Auction

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$1,350,000 - $1,600,000 One of 12 Sang Noir editions, the only with a red interiorLess than 3,500 miles; recently fitted with new tiresServiced by Miller Motorcars in December 2017 After the Volkswagen groups purchase of the fabled French manufacturer and construction of a purpose-built factory in Bugattis old home of Molsheim, France, the German manufacturer was ready and willing to return Bugatti to its former grandeur. Arguably the most widely anticipated automobile in the 21st century, the engineering behind the Veyron was simply otherworldly. Capable of a top speed of over 248 mph and sprints to 60 mph in less than three seconds, passengers were also treated to unrivaled luxury.The incredible performance was courtesy of a 1,001-bhp, W-16 engine. Simply put, this was achieved by bolting two V-8 engines together and fitting it with four turbochargers. In a documentary about the Veyrons development andconstruction by National Geographic, an engineer recalled the first time the Veyrons engine was run at full throttle at Volkswagens Salzgitter, Germany, facility in 2001. The engine produced so much heat that it overwhelmed the buildings exhaust system, which almost went up in flames as a result. Months were spent engineering, scrutinizing, and testing all aspects of the car to ensure that none would crack under pressure, or at speed.Fine attention to detail is needed to produce a car capable of such speeds, and it comes as no surprise that almost every part of the Veyron is hand-built. Hundreds of hours are spent painstakingly crafting components such as its carbon-ceramic disc brakes, 10 radiators, and even its tires, designed and produced especially for the Veyron by Michelin. Only eight specialists are entrusted to produce the Veyrons monstrous engine, which takes one week from start to finish. While each engine is stated to produce 1,001 hp, most cars produce between 1,030 and 1,060 hp inoptimum conditions; 1,001 was merely the lowest amount of power the cars produce in unfavorable conditions. Of course, keeping all this performance in check is just as important, and the Veyrons braking is arguably more exciting than its acceleration. It can deaccelerate to a stop from 62 mph in just 2.2 seconds, quicker than it can accelerate to that speed. With only 300 Veyron coupes produced, some would be more special than others as Bugatti crafted a handful of special editions with unique features. One of Bugattis earliest special editions, the Sang Noir, its beauty lies in the details. Designed as an homage to the Type 57S Atlantic, the Sang Noir is finished in two tone black paint and exposed carbon fiber. Keen eyes will note the unique chrome-plated horseshoe grille with polished wheels. This car is particularly special in that while its siblings feature orange leather interiors, this car is trimmed in unique bright red leather.Delivered new to Bugatti of Miami as the seventh Sang NoirVeyron built, the car spent its early days in Florida, remaining there until at least 2015 according to the accompanying CARFAX report. It was shipped to Miller Motorcars in December 2017 for the annual service, which included a new battery, the fitment of four new tires, new front brake rotors, and new brake pads on each wheel. Furthermore, the cars gearbox was found to be faulty and the car was flown to the factory for the installation of a new transmission. Following service, the Veyron was found to be in faultless working order and has been driven less than 500 miles since.Four years after the last example was built, the Veyron has aged wonderfully in all respects. Its performance is still world-beating and its design, penned some two decades ago, remains tasteful, purposeful, and aggressive. The special-edition Veyron variants are amongst the most desirable, and the Sang Noir is as subtle as it is unique. With only 12 examples built, it represents a fraction of overall production. Followingits recent service, this example is ready to be driven and enjoyed, the perfect stablemate to a Chiron, collection of modern supercars, or vintage Bugattis.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.

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  • RefCode: TA1148124
  • Make: BUGATTI
  • Model: TYPE 57
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,937
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: USD
  • Auction: 9th Mar 2019 - RM Sotheby's - Amelia Island Auction

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$6,000,000 - $7,500,000 One of eight Type 57S examples bodied by Corsica; only two four-seater tourersOnly 16 Type 57S Bugattis delivered with open coachworkKnown and fascinating ownership historyFormerly of the Judge North and General Lyons collectionsRetains its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and bodyDocumented in Pierre-Yves Laugiers and Bernhard Simon and Julius Krutas seminal books on the model THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION: TYPE 57SThe Paris Auto Salon of October 1936 marked a propitious crossroads for Alsatian manufacturer Bugatti. There, the company introduced a second-series iteration of their vaunted Type 57, the sporting road car designed by Ettore Bugattis son, Jean, that featured a 3.3-liter dual overhead-cam eight-cylinder engine and competition-inspired chassis. In addition to the second-series Type 57, Bugatti also unveiled two sporting variants of the model, the 57C and the 57S. While the formerfeatured a supercharged engine (the C standing for compressor), the latter was an even more purpose-built sports car. In fact, it can be argued that the Type 57S is an entirely distinct model and might have more suitably had its own unique type designation to put things into clear perspective.The Type 57S was built upon a completely re-engineered chassis that was both shorter and lower (the S for surbaisse, French for lowered). The front axle was articulated in halves, and the rear axle passed through the frame rather than under it for a lower overall stance. A magneto-driven ignition was mated to the specially tuned engine featuring a higher compression ratio of 8.5:1 and positioned low in the frame. A dry sump oiling system was added to accommodate for the engines lower center of gravity to achieve proper road clearance. This low-slung chassis was then fitted with an equally low-mounted radiator that wore a handsome V-shaped grille in the classic Bugatti motif for, as might be presumed, itsaerodynamic effect at high speed.This potent combination added up to a significant increase in both horsepower and overall performance over the typical Type 57 engine and chassis. The 57S now boasted 175 hp versus the standard Type 57 output of 135 hp, and when adding the available C specification Roots-type supercharger power output was raised to 200 hp. This enabled a top speed of some 120-mph, making Bugatti the fastest French production car of the period.The attributes of the Type 57S chassis were adapted for competition use, with an advertisement printed a year later in conjunction with the 1937 Paris Salon that demonstrated how successful the Type 57S was in racing in its first 12 months. Claiming three competition victories during 1936 (the French Grand Prix, La Marne Grand Prix, and the Commings Grand Prix), Bugattis greatest success on the track was soon to come when a groundbreaking aerodynamic version of the 57S called the 57G Tank won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937. In addition toachieving victories at the Pau Grand Prix, Bone Grand Prix, and La Marne Grand Prix that same year, the 57S set records at some 14 different types of events, including a speed average of 85.07 mph at Le Mans. An overall victory at Le Mans was later repeated by a second incarnation of the Tank in 1939.These achievements in mechanical design, engineering, and performance that evolved from lowering and shortening the chassis led to an additional benefit the 57S provided the perfect platform for some of the most stunning automotive shapes ever created. With the ability to lower the hood and roofline proportions on the S chassis, designers were able to dramatically change the entire profile of the coachwork when compared to the taller stance of the Type 57. Each example of the Type 57S built is a study in the art of coachbuilding, and chassis 57512 is no different.CORSICA COACHWORKSCorsica Coachworks was established at Kings Cross, London, in 1920 by Charles Stammers and his brothers-in-law, Joseph andRobert Lee. A relatively small operation, the firm claimed not to have employed designers, preferring instead to directly carry out its customers devices and desires. Because Corsica was small and could intimately cater to its customers whims, the workshop attracted many of the sporting crowd. While little is known of the early 20s Corsica output, a good deal of it is believed to have involved Bentley.The early 1930s brought some of the best-known Corsica coachwork, including a low-slung sports body for the Double-Six 50 Daimler and an open two-seater for Donald Healeys 1935 Triumph Dolomite, by which time the Works had moved to Cricklewood. For MG general manager Cecil Kimber, Corsica worked up a drophead coupe for a supercharged K-Type Magnette. In addition to traditional British marques Rolls-Royce, British Salmson, Frazer Nash, and Lea-Francis, Corsica also worked on Continental chassis, mainly Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz. Later on, more than a dozen Type 57 Bugattis were bodied by Corsica,including a 57S roadster style body for Sir Malcolm Campbell, the Grand Prix driver and land-speed record holder and the monumental 57S roadster created for Colonel Giles, who affectionately referred to this masterpiece as La Petite Suzanne. Like many of the bespoke builders, Corsica closed its doors during World War II, never to re-open.BUGATTI CHASSIS NUMBER 57512The Type 57S was introduced in late 1937, and just over 40 production examples were built in total. Most of these chassis were delivered with closed coachwork, such as the elegant Jean Bugatti penned Atalante coupe, not to mention his mind-blowing Atlantic design. Of total 57S production, only 16 examples were finished with open coachwork, making 57512 exceptionally rare and desirable by any standard.While most bodies were supplied by French coachbuilding firms such as Gangloff (a favorite for carrying out some of Jeans best recognized designs), Vanvooren, or Bugattis own Works, British coachbuilders such as Vanden Plas and Corsica alsoapplied their trade to the 57S with perhaps as many as 15 chassis slated for delivery to England.Corsica built a total of only eight bodies on the Type 57S chassis, including four two-seat roadster bodies (including the Sir Malcolm Campbell and La Petite Suzanne cars), two closed car bodies (of which one example no longer survives), and two four-seat tourer bodies. Chassis 57512 was the second four-seat tourer commissioned, with each being uniquely constructed to show obvious variations from one chassis to the other. The first chassis, no. 57503, abruptly ends the curve of the fenders just behind the wheels, while proudly displaying the oil tank just behind the left front wing. The example offered here extends the length of the fenders front and rear to gracefully hide the oil tank and visually lengthen the car for a dramatic finish to the rear profile. The configuration of the side-mounts was also treated differently for both examples, with the spare suspended mid-flank on 57503 rather thancarefully crafting the side-mount into the extended driver side fender as is seen on this car.The history of this 57S begins with the delivery of its chassis on 8 March 1937 to Colonel Sorel at the Bugatti agency in London for Mr. Hubert Papworth, known for running a Bugatti tuning service in Fulham, London. The chassis was then taken to the Corsica Coachworks to have the open four-seater tourer body fitted. Soon after completion, 57512 was delivered to its first owner Mr. Maurice Fox-Pitt Lubbock, who registered the Bugatti in London with license DXP 970 in March 1937. Maurice Lubbocks name was listed in the March issue of Bugantics when he joined the B.O.C. Club, which also congratulated him on the purchase of his new Type 57S Bugatti.Mr. Maurice Fox-Pitt Lubbock was a close friend of Jean Bugatti, who frequently drove him along the tight vineyard roads in Alsace at a very high rate of speed each time Mr. Lubbock visited the factory. Perhaps due in part to Jeans driving inspiration, Maurice alsoenjoyed exercising his new Bugatti in a spirited manner, even when carrying the family at speeds of 100 mph or better. One can imagine the heartbreak Maurice Lubbock experienced when he was forced to sell his prized Bugatti after being elected president of Rolls-Royce, approximately 10 years after he first took delivery. It is around this period that a photograph was taken of the car surrounded by eight other Bugattis including three additional 57S models in front of the Continental Cars Ltd. garage in Surrey.By the time 57512 was sold directly from Lubbock to its next owner, Leonard Potter, the car had been fitted with a factory Roots-type supercharger. Some historians, including Julius Kruta, have reported that the car was upgraded to 57SC specifications at the factory in 1939, while others, such as Pierre-Yves Laugier, suggest it may have been supercharged while in the service of Continental Cars. At any rate, 57512 was upgraded to the ultimate supercharged specification early in its life. Withonly two cars known to have been fitted from the factory during production with superchargers, rendering them 57SC examples. The vast majority of Type 57SCs were upgraded to supercharged specification sometime after their initial delivery, with a number of examples being retrofitted decades later.The car was sold once again by a London garage called Speed Models, as was reported by The Autocar magazine dated 24 February 1950. The car was shipped to a Mr. Thomson in New York, who administered the sale to an advertising executive named Walter Stocklin. While in the hands of Stocklin, 57512 was raced at Long Island, Bridgehampton, and Watkins Glen during the early 1950s. By 1955, Stocklin apparently decided he would like for his Bugatti to possess all of the characteristic of a Grand Prix race car and had the original Corsica coachwork removed and replaced with a simple two-seater racing-style body constructed by Hiram Hillegas. Stockton used the car sparingly after the modifications took place andthe car was sold five years later in 1960 to the esteemed collector Judge John North of Easton, Maryland. Judge North discovered the car listed for $3,800 in a classified advertisement while reading the New York Times. Thankfully, the original Corsica four-seat Tourer coachwork was included in the purchase.Judge North recalled that the body still carried its original Corsica plates on the coachwork and under the doors. However, he owned a number of Bugattis and other classics and decided to keep the Hillegas Grand Prix-style coachwork on chassis 57512. North sold the Corsica coachwork in the mid-1960s to Allen Henderson, who intended to install the body on a much later Bugatti chassis with longer dimensions than what the Corsica body was designed to accommodate. As such, Henderson resold the coachwork to Walter Weimer after buying two more Bugattis from North. Weimer in turn sold the body to Ray Jones of Michigan, long known for collecting Bugatti chassis, bodies, and spare parts. Jones passed thebody to Lynn Steele from North Carolina, who ultimately sold the body back to Judge North along with a modified Bugatti chassis and a spare 57SC engine, no. 23S.Judge North assembled a complete Bugatti 57SC using the original Corsica coachwork from 57512, the modified chassis and 57SC engine purchased from Lynn Steele, and a number of spare components sourced from Ray Jones. The replica was then sold to Count Hubertus von Donhoff of Germany in 1986. Judge North reacquired the assembled 57SC from Count Donhoff in 1998 and reunited chassis 57512 with its original Corsica coachwork after 43 years of being separated. North sold 57512 to General Lyons soon thereafter, who in turn passed the car on to the Blackhawk Collection.In the hands of the Blackhawk Collection, a restoration was performed, and the car was displayed on the lawn at Pebble Beach in 2003 to much fanfare, after being exhibited publicly for the first time in nearly 50 years with its stunning original Corsica coachwork.THE ULTIMATEOPPORTUNITYChassis 57512, as it presents today, carries this restoration from its Pebble Beach debut. It most importantly features its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and coachwork, with the supercharger believed to be the same one that was installed within the first few years of its life. The restoration was carried out in a manner that preserved elements from both its original configuration and its later GP-style history, providing the new owner with the opportunity to enjoy it in its current state as an exceptional high-performance event car or further restore it to concours standards in its original elegant form as it left the Corsica Coachworks.Notably, the frontend design was modified by removing the inner fender structure that surrounded the signature V-shaped grille and concealed a portion of the front chassis. It appeared as such under Hillegas ownership, which included the installation of the custom multi-louvered hood that it carries to this day. The original Corsica hood designfeatured an impressive single row of elongated louvers on the hood sides and a solid non-louvered hood top. The original firewall and inner front cowl section under the hood were both replaced, though the outer cowl that the windshield is mounted to and leads up to the edge of the hood is believed original. The oversized Stephen Grebel headlamps and single spotlight that the car featured during Mr. Lubbocks ownership were substituted with more modern and efficient exterior lights by around the time it was shown at Continental Cars in the late 40s. The original set of wheel discs were eliminated in favor of exposed wire wheels that were chromed during restoration, and the convertible top was removed at some point.The Bugatti 57SC has long been recognized by enthusiasts as one of the ultimate expressions of pre-war motoring, with a cherished few chassis originally constructed, and each example appreciated as exceptional and unique. Some versions of the 57SC have achieved stratospheric desirabilityand value due to demand for a Bugatti that exemplifies the best in performance, styling, and recognition for the era not to mention an extraordinary competition history that includes two overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Chassis 57512 is part of an elite and exclusive group of world-class automobiles that can instantly define a collection. What makes this example even more special is that after being reunited with its original Corsica coachwork, it retains all of the most significant original components while enjoying a documented history from new. The opportunity to acquire an automobile of such importance is one that rarely presents itself, and one that quite simply should not be missed.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.

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