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1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster / 55219 Vehicle Information

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

1932 Bugatti Type 55 photograph

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This Bugatti Type 55 was ordered in February 1932 by the Swiss Bugatti agent Bucar of Zurich on behalf of their client Edmond Reiffers a notary in the city of Luxembourg. The completed chassis, numbered 55219 with engine number 11, was delivered by a Bugatti employee who drove the car fitted with temporary seating and the plate number 1655 WW5 from Molshiem to Luxembourg in early April 1932. Reiffer's son Earnest immediately began racing the bare chassis with success in events organized by the Automobile club of Luxembourg. In October 1932 Reiffers commissioned the Belgium coachbuilder Pritchard and Demollin to build a four-seat cabriolet body for chassis 55219. With this new body fitted the car continued to be used by the family for sporting activities including rallies and hunting expeditions.

By the late 1950s the car was in the possession of a Belgian Bugatti dealer who offered the car to American clients. The car was purchased by Bob Estes of California who used it as a parts car for two other Type-55s he also owned. The dismantled and incomplete car was sold to Ray Jones of Michigan who rebuilt the car using available components and re-bodied the car as a Jean Bugatti Roadster. Efforts were made to locate cars that contained the missing original parts of 55219 and bring them back together. The only exception was to retain the roadster body.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster
Chassis#: 55220
Sold for USD$7,100,000
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  
1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
Chassis#: 55201
Sold for USD$4,070,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
Chassis#: 55213
Sold for USD$10,400,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  
1932 Bugatti Type 55 cabriolet
Chassis#: 55204
Sold for USD$1,309,919
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1932 Bugatti Type 55
Chassis#: 55201
Sold for USD$1,760,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  1932 Bugatti Type 55 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Bugatti Type 55's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet552062012 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction $5,000,000$6,500,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Roadster
Chassis Num: 55201
Engine Num: 1

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Billeter & Cartier
Chassis Num: 55206
Engine Num: 6
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Roadster
Chassis Num: 55213
Engine Num: 10

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Roadster
Chassis Num: 55215
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Roadster
Chassis Num: 55219
Engine Num: 11

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Roadster
Chassis Num: 55220
Engine Num: 21
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 55
1932 Roadster
Chassis Num: 55270

1932 Bugatti Type 55

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