1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Racer / 4955 Vehicle Information

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

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Grand Prix Racer
Chassis #: 4955
The Type 35 is known to be the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. The Type 35's averaged 14 race wins per week and they won the Targa Florio for five consecutive years from 1925-1929. The 35B was the final version of the 35 series. It shared the 2.3 liter engine, but added a larger supercharger.

This car was delivered new to the Luxembourg Bugatti agent Joseph Zigrand in 1930. From the 1930's through the 1950's it was raced at various European tracks to include Chimay, the Eifelrennen au Nurburgring, the Autorennen im Grunewald, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grand Prix du Centenaire Luxembourg-Findel, and Zandvoort.

It is believed that German soldiers shot it up during World War II. In several areas, the patched holes can be seen.

This car was acquired after the former owner was murdered by his estranged wife and her boyfriend. After completing a ground-up restoration, the current owner has driven it about 10,000 miles in international rallies in Scotland, France, the Netherlands, England, New York and California. It has also been raced in the Prescott Hill Climb in England, at Lime Rock Park, Watkins Glen, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Monterey Historic Races.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Two-Seater
Chassis#: 37371
Sold for USD$2,191,440
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1930 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix
Chassis#: 4948
Sold for USD$638,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1929 Bugatti Type 35B image  1929 Bugatti Type 35B image  
1929 Bugatti Type 35B
Sold for USD$605,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
1929 Bugatti Type 35B image  1929 Bugatti Type 35B image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1929 Bugatti Type 35B's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Bugatti Type 35B Project 2009 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile $55,000$65,000

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