This Type 55 Bugatti has chassis No. 55270 and was delivered new to the Baron Phillip de Rothchild in 1932. After passing through various owners, the present owner purchased the vehicle at the Sotherby Auction in London in 1985.
This Type 55 Bugatti was one of only 38 examples produced from 1932 through 1935.
The car is powered by a 2.3 liter (2262 cc) straight eight-cylinder engine a Roots-Type supercharger. The 2-valve DOHC unit produced 130 horsepower and can rev to 5000 RPM. The transmission is a manual four-speed and the vehicle sits on a 108.3 inch wheelbase and weighs 1800 lbs.
The car has participated in numerous shows and events since restoration in 1993.