1923 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Vehicle Profile

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

1923 Bugatti Type 23 photograph

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Brescia
Coachwork: Lavocat and Marsaud
The Type 23 was Bugatti's first commercial success. It was powered by a 1.496-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, and a single carburetor. Top speed was achieved at 80 mph. The car had rear brakes, favoring acceleration over braking power. In 1924 this was changed and the Type 23 received front brakes as standard equipment.

The design and mechanical components of the Type 23 were similar to the Type 13 but with a a longer wheelbase.

In 1920, Bugatti achieved success with their 16-vavle engines with Friderich winning the French Voiturette Grand Prix at LeMans. The following year, a trio of Bugatti's swept the first three coveted spots at Brescia. In honor of this victory, all 16-valve engine cars were called Bresia.

This custom coachwork is by Lavocat & Marsaud, who specialized in lightweight open bodies.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2011

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1923 sales)

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1923 Bugatti Type 23's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1923 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Modifi√© Torpedo17092017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed $550,000$650,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 231923 Brescia
Coachbuilder: Lavocat and Marsaud
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 231923 Brescia
Coachbuilder: Lavocat and Marsaud
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 231926 Brescia Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gaston Grummer


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