1931 Bugatti type 51 grand prix
i just couldn’t resist… another specimen of this sort, the 1924 bugatti type 35, purchased in 1950’s for £60k, sold recently for a massive £430,000 making it a rather sound investment for the seller. the later model above with its distinctive tail is by far a more interesting purchase in my opinion than the type 35. that said i would not say no to either.
“this 1931 type 51 bugatti is estimated to fetch up to $4.5m (£2.8m) thanks to its illustrious racing history – it competed in 17 european grands prix, winning in algeria in 1932 and had a career lasting from 1931 to 1940. despite its illustrious and long-lasting racing career, the type 51 has remained remarkably original, keeping the same bodywork, engine, gearbox, wheels and back axle that it first came with. it ranks amongst the finest survivors of the highly desirable bugatti type 51 grand prix” by xy+dd