1930 Bugatti Type 40 Drophead Coupe / 40832 Chassis Information

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

1930 Bugatti Type 40 photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Thomas of Czechoslovakia
Chassis #: 40832
Ettore Bugatti (1881-1947) produced his first car design in 1899. He set up his own factory at Molsheim in Alsace in 1910. From then until his death in 1947, he produced a fantastic, prolific output of racing, sports and grand touring cars, as well as aero engines, railcars and boats of most original design. Bugatti cars were extremely successful in racing, with many thousands of victories in just a few decades. The company's success culminated with driver Jean-Pierre Wimille winning the 24 Hours of LeMans twice (in 1937 with Robert Benoist and 1939 with Pierre Veyron).

The Type 40 of 1926, produced thru 1930, returned to the roots of Bugatti's early success with a 1496cc, 4-cylinder car. The Type 40 offered very reasonable performance from its race-bred, three valves per cylinder engine together with practicality and good fuel economy. The car's durability was proven by successfully crossing the Sahara in 1929. About 830 were built.

The chassis of 40832 was made by Bugatti in 1924 and shipped to Prague, Czechoslovakia where Thomas made a body for it. It has had five owners. The current owner had it from 1981 to 1985 and then again from 1989 to the present. It has had extensive restoration in the last two years in an effort to return it to the original state when it left the factory and coachbuilder.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Bugatti Type 40 Roadster
Chassis#: 40868
Sold for $340,653
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1930 Bugatti Type 40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Bugatti Type 40 Roadster Jean Bugatti408522019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $380,000$460,000

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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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