First Bugatti Type 55 Roadster Goes Under The Hammer

Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

One of the most desirable sports car of the pre war era – 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster will be offered at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction being held January 19 and 20.
It’s one of only 38 examples in the world, complete with its original engine and chassis. It’s also the same car that debuted at the 1931 Paris Auto Show during the model’s reveal.
The item description indicates that the car formery belonged to Duke of La Tremoille, a member of one of the oldest families of France.

Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

The basis of the Roadster chassis is from Type 45 and Type 47 built for Grand Prix racing class. In motion Bugatti led an eight-axis compressor with two camshafts. The impact of the 2.3 liter unit 131 hp. It is combined with a four-speed mechanics from turer Type 49.

Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

In 2012, Roadster has been completely renovated.
One of 131 lots being presented, the 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster is expected to fetch up to $5 million. Bidding will be accepted in person, by phone, and in absentia.

Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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