<b>c.1920s Auto Red Bug</b><br />Car no. 4727
Lot 70¤
c.1920s Auto Red Bug
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium

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<b>c.1920s Auto Red Bug</b><br />Car no. 4727
c.1920s Auto Red Bug
Car no. 4727

The Auto Red Bug was conceived as a simple, low-cost automobile for young enthusiasts. Powered either by Smith Motor Wheels or by electric propulsion, several companies made these iconic little machines. Their lightweight construction and simplicity made them quite popular. Notable customers even included "Le Patron" Ettore Bugatti.

This Auto Red Bug is beautifully preserved and highly original. It was built by the Automotive Electric Service Company in Bergen, New Jersey, and carries serial number 4727. This Red Bug is said to have belonged to the J.P. Morgan family from new, where it was used for turkey hunting at their Jekyll Island, Georgia based estate. It later joined the renowned collection of the late Mr. George Makris, and an AACA National First Prize was awarded in 1972.
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