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Project 23 of 40

BUGATTI is synonymous with motor sport and this Type 35B was built as a works competition car and won first time out at the 1928 Targa Florio. It then passed into private hands in Switzerland and the following year won six of the nine grand prix events including the first-ever Monaco GP. The car was returned to the factory then sold to Prince Louis Napoleon of France who raced it under the pseudonym of ‘Montfort’.

The car remained hidden in Switzerland during World War Two before passing through the hands of several wealthy owners and used in various sports car events. It was then shipped to America where it remained for 20 years during which time it was rebuilt. In 1971 the car moved to Britain and exhibited at the Bugatti Trust Museum at Prescott.

Chassis 4913 is in excellent original condition and one of the finest remaining pre-war Bugattis to be seen anywhere in the world.



Year 1928
Country of Origin France
Engine Type 8 cylinder OHC
Power Output 130 BHP or 95.68 kW
Transmission Type 4 speed manual
Braking System Drum brakes on all four wheels
Top speed 125 mph or 211 km/h