A fine 1:8 scale 'one-off' scratch-built model of a Bugatti Type 43 Torpedo, by Marc Antonietti,
Lot 169
A fine 1:8 scale 'one-off' scratch-built model of a Bugatti Type 43 Torpedo, by Marc Antonietti,
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 4,881) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine 1:8 scale 'one-off' scratch-built model of a Bugatti Type 43 Torpedo, by Marc Antonietti,
A fine 1:8 scale 'one-off' scratch-built model of a Bugatti Type 43 Torpedo, by Marc Antonietti,
custom-built at the Antonietti-Bossac factory circa 1970, from in excess of 750 individually prepared hand-made brass, steel, aluminium and copper parts, details include opening door, hinged cowling revealing fully detailed engine, wheels fitted with rubber tyres, articulated steering to front wheels and rear suspension, wood-finished floor pan, padded leather seating and interior panelling and machined dashboard with instruments, the hood in retracted position and bodywork primed and finished in three layers of closely matched 'Bugatti Blue' paintwork, bearing small brass plaque to underside stamped 'Marc Antonietti No 5 7 8', the model measuring 52cm long overall.

Footnotes

  • It is believed that of the five examples of this Bugatti Type 43 model built this is the only one constructed with hood detail.
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