1970 Bugatti Type 35 Replica  Chassis no. 1112244049 Engine no. M242328X
Lot 216
1970 Bugatti Type 35 Replica Chassis no. 1112244049 Engine no. M242328X
Sold for £7,130 (US$ 11,177) inc. premium

Lot Details
1970 Bugatti Type 35 Replica  Chassis no. 1112244049 Engine no. M242328X 1970 Bugatti Type 35 Replica  Chassis no. 1112244049 Engine no. M242328X 1970 Bugatti Type 35 Replica  Chassis no. 1112244049 Engine no. M242328X
1970 Bugatti Type 35 Replica
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 1112244049
Engine no. M242328X

Footnotes

  • 'Among racing cars it is the 1924 Type 35 Bugatti which tops the list of beautiful cars of the (1920s) period. Some would say it's the most beautiful racing car of all time. Although it underwent detail changes through the years and the radiator was enlarged, its lines were virtually unchanged from its appearance in the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France in July 1924, through to its final, 51 version of 1931-32.' - Autocar magazine.
    For those who yearn for Bugatti-style motoring yet cannot afford the associated expense, a replica is the obvious solution and for many years the classic Type 35 has inspired the construction of numerous lookalikes, some using a mixture of components from other Bugattis, others, like the example offered here, being entirely of non-Bugatti origin. The Type 35 continues to be a favourite among manufacturers of kit cars, and this particular right-hand drive replica is based on 1971 Volkswagen 1500 Beetle components. Its ownership history can be traced back to 1985 when the Volkswagen was owned by a Robert Jenkins of London. Mr Jenkins sold the car to a Ronald Ringrose who had it converted into a Type 35 replica by Replicar Limited of Faversham, Kent. After conversion the car was sold to a Roy Hodges of Crays Hill, Essex (in 1994) and in 2001 passed to a Fred Mann of Harlow. The current vendor acquired the vehicle in September 2007. Restored in 2008 and well maintained, the 'Type 35' is described by the lady vendor as in generally good condition, with very good chassis and excellent interior. Affording the prospect of enjoyable summer motoring at relatively modest cost, the vehicle is offered with Replicar build details, MoT/tax to 31st August 2012 and Swansea V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • We are pleased to advise the registration number is GSL 163J, a new V5C accompanies the vehicle, this along with the MoT will follow post-sale.
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