1927 BUGATTI TYPE 38 FOUR SEAT OPEN TOURER - 137815 Sold* at Scottsdale 2013 - Lot #5013 1927 BUGATTI TYPE 38 FOUR SEAT OPEN TOURER https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/137815/137815_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #5013

1927 BUGATTI TYPE 38 FOUR SEAT OPEN TOURER

Auction Scottsdale 2013
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 5013
Year 1927
Make BUGATTI
Model TYPE 38
Style FOUR SEAT OPEN TOURER
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 38243
Exterior Color BLUE
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 1991
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #5013 - The Bugatti Type 38 is known for being one of the best and most forgiving road going Bugattis built. Although the Type 38 was not a competition Grand Prix car, it shares the same 8 cylinder engine with wider mountings, gearbox and brakes, as with the Grand Prix Type 35A. Usually the touring Bugattis from the 1920s are known for being dull and slow, but make no mistake about the Type 38, they are fun to drive and they get up to speed in quite a hurry. This particular car was sold new to South Africa where the early history of the car is unknown until the car was discovered by R. Lee of Brazil, with very low miles and still in very nice condition. The car received a cosmetic restoration during the time it was owned by Manny Dragone. All of the components still remain in original condition. One of Bugatti's favored coachbuilders, Lavocat et Marsaud of Boulogne, was responsible for single seat bodies, as well as this very pretty open tourer body. With beautiful wood trim around the seats and split windows, this car is a stunning open tourer. In 2008 the engine was completely re-built, with no cost spared. Recently the car has been gone through by Jim Stranberg of High Mountain Classics and is ready for many years of touring.
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