Touring Car
Coachwork: Lavocat and Marsaud
Chassis Num: 38240
Engine Num: 151
Sold for $220,000 at 2007 Gooding & Company.
This 1927 Bugatti Type 38 Touring Car has coachwork by Lavocat & Marsaud of Boulogne-sur-Sein, France. It is a lightweight open, four-passenger body which it has carried all its life. Its list of early owners include Frank Willis and D.Rowe. Subsequent owners include noted collector/dealer Tiny Gould in the mid-1970s. It remained in Gould's care for only a short period of time as ownership changed to Wisconsin collector David Uihlein. While in Mr. Uihlein's care, the car was treated to a complete restoration.

In 2003 the car was sold at auction at which time it came into the care of the present owner. During that time it has seen very little use but properly maintained.

Since leaving the Molsheim factory it has been given several replacement electrical components, including the starter, generator and fuel pump. The original starter/generator is still with the car, in the current owners care.

It is chassis number 38240 and was brought to the 2007 Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was estimated to sell for $130,000 - $170,000 and offered without reserve. Those estimates were shattered as bidding settled at $220,000 including buyer's premium. Needless to say, the lot was sold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008

Chassis# 38240

2007 Gooding & Company
Estimated Value:$130,000-$170,000 
Sale Price$220,000

Analysis

Chassis number 38240 Auction Sales History
2007$220,000

2016 1
2015 1
2013 1
2012 1
2008 1
2007 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$440,000$440,0001
2015$264,000$264,0001
2013$715,000$715,0001
2012$495,000$495,0001
2008$198,000$198,0001
2007$220,000$220,0001
2003$106,480$106,4801

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