Sold for $308,000 at 2009 Gooding & Company
This beautiful example has been completely restored by Alan Taylor! The ostrich interior color is Cognac and the interior wood trim is Brazilian Mahogany Crotch, it is match cut and hand selected to portray ostrich feathers. Former owners of this extremely rare car include: Albert Voorhuis, Charles Bronson, Peter Humphrey, Wilbur Sanders and Dedobbeleer. Events: C.C.C.A Grand Classic Rancho Sante Fe, 1st in Class judged 99 points, San Diego Concours d'Elegance, National City Classic Car Show, Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance, Deer Park Winery Concours d'Elegance, Fallbrook Auto Show, A.A.C.A. Southwest Regional Competition, Best in Class.Source - Blackhawk Collection
The Bugatti Type 49 was similar to the earlier Type 44 and produced from 1930 through 1934 with a total of 470 examples produced. This edition was the last of the early 8-cylinder Bugatti's which had begun with the Type 30. Parts, such as the gearbox, would later be re-used on the Type 55.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2008