1927 Bugatti Type 38 / 38470 Chassis Information

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

1927 Bugatti Type 38 photograph

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Grand Sport Boattail
Chassis #: 38470
Engine # 209
Sold for $440,000 at 2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey.
Ettore Bugatti began in 1910 with the Type 13, a 1,327cc overhead cam four-cylinder model. One of the notable early successes was the Bebe made by Peugeot to Bugatti's design. Prior to World War I, his four-cylinder engines ranged from 1,368cc to 5,027cc, first with eight valves and later with 16. It was 1924, however, when Bugatti produced the car for which he would become famous, the legendary Type 35. The Type 35 is credited with 1,851 racing victories in 1925, 1926 and 1927, a remarkable record event today.

The eight-cylinder Type 38 (and its supercharged Type 38A version) debuted in 1926 and was produced through 1927. In all, 385 examples were created, including just a mere 39 in the supercharged form. With just 1,991 cc, the tiny eight-cylinder produced about 100 horsepower. The Type 38A utilized a T35-style split crankcase, with a larger T43 radiator and the small T37A supercharger.

This particular car, chassis number 38470 with supercharged engine 333, was completed in August of 1927 and given a factory Grand Sport body. August 1927 was the final month of production of the Type 38 and 38A. This car remained at the factory for several months before it was ordered by the London Bugatti agent, Colonel Sorel. It was then sold to its first owner, L.G. Bachelier on October 23rd of 1928. It received British plate number PG 1593.

While in Bachelier's care, the car was raced this Type 38 at Brooklands in the JCC High Speed Trials in July of 1929. The following year, he sold it to Denis Evans who raced it in the BARC Open Meeting Moountain Handicap in 1931 and the JCC High Speed Trials at Brooklands in 1931 and 1932.

The car then went to Child who eventually sold it to B. Rees. By this point in history, the chassis had been shorted to convert it to a two-seater and the engine had been replaced. The engine was another genuine Bugatti unit, number 209. This engine was given twin SU carburetors and was not supercharged.

The car later came into the hands of Derby, then Gilbert and then John Anderson in London. It was then exported to the United States. Its first United States owner was Steingold, then Fountain and then Kirk White. In 1973 it was owned by Walter Stedeford and then by Richard Winer of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The next owner was Dr. Terry Bennett of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Later, the majority of Dr. Bennett's care were sold at auction. At auction, the car still having its shortened wheelbase form, was acquired by the JWR Collection of Pennsylvania.

A major restoration soon followed, bringing it back to original factory specifications. The chassis was returned to its correct long wheelbase form. The car's second engine, number 209, was upgraded to supercharged form via an original Bugatti supercharger. The restoration was completed in early 1993. It was then shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance were it won a prize in class.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2016


2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$400,000-$600,000 
Sale Price :
$440,000

2016 1
2015 1
2013 1
2012 1
2008 1
2007 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$440,000$440,0001
2015$264,000$264,0001
2013$715,000$715,0001
2012$495,000$495,0001
2008$198,000$198,0001
2007$220,000$220,0001
2003$106,480$106,4801

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 Bugatti Type 38A Grand Sport
Chassis#: 38470
Sold for $440,000
  2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey
1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  
1927 Bugatti Type 38 Roadster
Chassis#: 38385
Sold for $264,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  
1927 BUGATTI TYPE 38 FOUR SEAT OPEN TOURER
Chassis#: 38243
Sold for $715,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  
1927 Bugatti Type 38A Tourer
Chassis#: 38444
Sold for $495,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  
1927 Bugatti Type 38
Chassis#: 38385
Sold for $198,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  
1927 Bugatti Type 38
Sold for $220,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  1927 Bugatti Type 38 image  
1927 Bugatti Type 38 Tourer
Sold for $106,480
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 381927 Touring Car
Coachbuilder: Lavocat and Marsaud
Chassis Num: 38240
Engine Num: 151
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 381927 Touring Car
Coachbuilder: Lavocat and Marsaud
Chassis Num: 38243
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 381927 Roadster
Chassis Num: 38385
Engine Num: 4001
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 381927 Coupe Fiacre
Chassis Num: 38428
Engine Num: 332
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 381927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Figoni
Chassis Num: 38444
Engine Num: 12 (ex. 38142)
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 381927 Grand Sport Boattail
Chassis Num: 38470
Engine Num: 209

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