1925 Bugatti Type 35C Roadster / 4572 Chassis Information

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Roadster
Chassis #: 4572
Engine # 50
Sold for $1,155,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This Bugatti Type 35 is one of five examples prepared by the factory for the ACF Grand Prix at Montlhéry on July 26th of 1925. It left the factory wearing chassis plate number 4571 and engine number 50. It was driven by Giulio Foresti to an 8th place finish after 9 hours and 49 minutes of racing. After the race, the car remained in Paris and was sold to Jean Bielovucic through the Bugatti agency on the Champs-Élysées. For some unknown reason, by this point in history, it wore chassis plate number 4572.

On October 21st of 1927, it was sold to Edward Meyer of Casablanca, Morocco, wearing the temporary plates 1767 WW 5. He drove the car in the Moroccan Grand Prix on April 15th of 1928, where he won the race and set a world speed record at an average speed of 147 km/h on the 710 kilometers of racing between Casablanca and Marrakesh, and back again.

On May 6 of 1928, Meyer and the Bugatti contested the Algerian Grand Prix at Staoueli. It would retire prematurely due to oil pump trouble. Its last known victory was at the Tangiers Hill Climb in 1929. Soon thereafter it was sold to Mario Pelosini. The car is believed to been raced while in his care prior to being sold to Mr. Volta, also of Morocco, in 1952.

A short time later, around 1955, the car was exported to the United States. It is believed to have been imported by John E. Rogers of Salinas, California. At the time, it was in largely origianl, intact condition and with the special Boyce radiator cap. In 1958 it was purchased by J.B. Nethercutt. In 1972, the Bugatti was sold through O.A. 'Bunny' Phillips to Dr. Richard Riddell. While in his care, the car was restored and upon completion, it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1979. It then ran at the Monterey Historics no fewer than 12 times over the next 30 years.

In 2011, the car was acquired by its current owners.

This Bugatti has authentic Type 35 and 35C components. The engine's cambox is number 183 and is believed to have been transplanted from another Type 35C in the car's racing days. This engine is believed to be original to the car. The current stamping appears correct, and the lack of a chassis number stamp on the engine is common to cars of the ACF team for 1925. It has an early gearbox, stamped 20, and believed to be correct to a 1925 car. It has frame number 255, dating to July 1926, indicating that the frame was replaced at one point. The frame may switched before its sale to the first private owner, or perhaps during the restoration by Mr. Phillips. With the back axle lacking a proper assembly number, it may suggest that the frame is a period replacement.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2017

Chassis# 4572

2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$1,100,000-$1,300,000 
Sale Price : $1,155,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix
Chassis#: 4572
Sold for $1,155,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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