Exquisite Bugatti Type 49 Roadster Leads Early Entries For Bonhams' Greenwich Auction
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Bonhams

Exquisite Bugatti Type 49 Roadster Leads Early Entries For Bonhams' Greenwich Auction  Entries now being accepted for the 10th anniversary sale in June

Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special motorcar for its 10th anniversary Greenwich auction – a documented, matching-numbers, expertly restored 1932 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster with coachwork by Labourdette.

By the early 1930s Ettore Bugatti had established an unrivaled reputation for building cars with outstanding performance on road or track. Indeed, the world's greatest racing drivers enjoyed countless successes aboard the Molsheim factory's products and often chose them for their everyday transport. Although Bugatti is best remembered for its racing models, most of the 6,000 or so cars produced were touring cars of sporting character.

Considered by many to be the ultimate expression of Bugatti's original design, the Type 49 model debuted at the Paris Salon in 1930 and was produced for just four years. The Type 49 would be the last of the maestro's eight-cylinder, single-camshaft touring cars and is believed by many to be the finest of all Bugatti models.

A civilized grande routière to match those of rivals Delage and Delahaye, the Type 49 attracted coachwork of the foremost quality, executed in a wide variety of styles by both the Molsheim factory and by other coachbuilders throughout Europe, such as this exquisite and distinct example by Henri Labourdette of Paris.

This special rendition, chassis number 49534, was supplied new to Parisian dealer Lamberjack and after a series of sympathetic owners came to be in the ownership of the current steward in 1995. After an exacting, multi-year restoration, this alluring and sporting motorcar is ready for new journeys. True to the legendary spirit of Bugatti, the Roadster embodies elegance, performance, craftsmanship and that special joie de vivre. It presents a rare opportunity for connoisseurs of the finest pre-war coachbuilt automobiles.

Bonhams' annual Greenwich auction – now in its tenth year – is hosted in concert with the delightful Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. Taking place just 30 miles outside New York City on the lovely waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut, the weekend event is the Northeast's most respected concours. Furthermore, Bugatti is this year's featured marque so aficionados of Ettore's designs will have much to admire.

Bonhams is now accepting consignments of all special makes and models of automobiles for its Sunday, June 4th sale. Interested owners should contact:


Trending News
  • Peugeot DKR Keeps Pushing With Two Days To Go On Silk Way Rally
  • Late Production MKII Shelby Cobra To Cross The Block At Russo And Steele Monterey!
  • Honda's Title Protagonists Fired-Up For Racing Return
  • Life's A Beach With The MG Gs
  • Mitsubishi Motors Partners The UK's First Multi-Brand EV Showroom

    E-mail: motors.us@bonhams.com

    East Coast tel. 212-461-6514

    West Coast tel. 415-391-4000

  • Photo credit: Bonhams
    posted on conceptcarz.com

    Recent News
    The Weathertech International Challenge With Brian Redman Presented By Hawk Returns To Road America July 20-23

    - Summer is in full swing and this year hundreds of vintage racers will make the journey to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to celebrate the beauty and performance of some of the worlds greatest racecars and......

    Gooding & Company is Honored to Present a One-off Supercharged Mercedes-Benz

    High-Style Highlights Include: The 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type S 26180 Sports Tourer for Sale for the First Time in 53 Years, The 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with the Final Type 57 Chassis Number, The......

    The Quintessential Gentleman's Lineup of Italian Sports Cars Coming to The Pebble Beach Auctions Presented by Gooding & Company

    – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance®, is thrilled to reveal a lineup of premier Italian sports cars for the companys Pebble Beach Auctions this August.......

    1933 Delage Awarded Best Of Show At The 2017 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

    -- A 1933 Delage D8S Coupe Roadster by DeVillars was named Best of Show at the 14th annual Keeneland Concours dElegance at the historic Keeneland Race Course. The show field featured two classes......

    Amelia Island Concours dElegance Announces Special Classes For 2018

    - Among the rarest of the custom coachwork cars none are more specialized, exotic and hardworking than the cars created especially for hunters and owners of large estates. Assembled under the term hunting......

    Isotta Fraschinis to Decorate Pebble Beach Golf Links

    - From an unlikely partnership between lawyer Cesare Isotta and car enthusiasts Vincenzo, Antonio and Oreste Fraschini, came Italys most opulent automobile brand: Isotta Fraschini (Ee-So-ta fra-Skee-nee).......

    NAVY MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY RECEIVES AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE ANNUAL CHARITY DONATION

    Created to provide financial, educational and other need-based assistance to active-duty and retired Sailors and Marines, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides assistance to the men and women......

    Ferrari Performance Collection - 13 of Maranello's Greatest Road Cars to be Auctioned at RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale

    – RM Sothebys is delighted to announce that it will auction 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris as part of its flagship Monterey sale, 18-19 August, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours dElegance......

    2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante
    2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  
    2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept
    2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  
    2016 Cadillac Escala Concept
    2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  
    2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium
    2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  
    2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition
    2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  
    2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition
    2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  
    2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept
    2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  
    2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept
    2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  
    2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
    2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo  2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo  2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo  2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo  2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo  
    2015 McLaren P1 GTR
    2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  

    Vehicle information, history, and
    specifications from concept to production.

    Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

    Conceptcarz.com
    © 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.