1929 Bugatti Type 40 Boattail Roadster / 40496 Chassis Information

1929 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1929 Bugatti Type 401929 Bugatti Type 401929 Bugatti Type 401929 Bugatti Type 40
Boattail Roadster
Chassis #: 40496
Engine #: 403
This 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport Boat Tail has lived most of its life in Europe and Australia. It was restored in Belgium in 2009. It has toured the globe in many Bugatti World Rallies and has participated in most events in Europe.

The current owner imported this car in 2013.

Bugatti built their Type 40 from 1926 to 1930 and powered these vehicles with a 1.5-liter 3-valve inline four-cylinder that was first used on some of the later Type 37 models.

This is a matching numbers Type 40 Grand Sport that was sold new with a sport body. It was later upgraded to Grand Sport coachwork.

The original owner of this car was Neville Burkitt who purchased it at the Taylor Brothers Bugatti dealership in Sydney, Australia and then used it in RACA Reliability Trials. Bill Thompson later raced the car in RACA sanctioned speed trials.

Jim Perry owned the car from 1939 to 1982. During that time, Mr. Perry club raced the car. In the 1940s, he installed a removable cylinder head cover.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Bugatti Type 40
Chassis#: 40719
Sold for $217,021
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1929 Bugatti Type 40A Roadster
Chassis#: 40748
Sold for $375,000
  2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey
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1929 BUGATTI TYPE 40
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Sold for $464,800
  2015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto
 
1929 Bugatti Type 40 'Grand Sport' Roadster
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Sold for $247,265
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1929 Bugatti Type 40 Roadster
Chassis#: 40845
Sold for $420,029
  2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1929 Bugatti Type 40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport6812015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $220,000$280,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 401929 Boattail Roadster
Chassis Num: 40496
Engine Num: 403
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 401929 Roadster
Chassis Num: 40748
Engine Num: 772
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 401930 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Thomas of Czechoslovakia
Chassis Num: 40832


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