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1925 Bugatti Type 35A

Chassis number : 4631

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The Type 35 is known as the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. A total of one-hundred thirty-nine of the Type 35A's were sold. The 35A's are a detuned version of the Type 35 Grand Prix car.

This 1925 Bugatti Type 35A is chassis number 4631 powered by engine number 93A. It was produced in September 1925 as a Course Imitation. It was also nicknamed 'Tecla' after a well-known maker of cultured pearls.

The Tecla's engine uses three main bearings, smaller valves, and a coil ignition similar to the Type 30. It has an inline 8 cylinder engine that produces slightly less than 100 horsepower with a top speed of close to 100 miles per hour.

It has been previously owned by Louis Hoffman of Hoffman LaRoche Chemicals and driven by Louis Chiron and Juan Ollivier. Chiron was the champion in 1929 and 1930 and Ollivier was a Bugatti agent in Marseilles, France.

This car was raced in the 1925 & 1926 Provence Grand Prix held in Mirimas, France. It participated in the 1926 French Grand Prix in Hill Climb events from 1926 through 1942.

After a number of owners in Europe, this 35A ended up in the United States, imported by John Youman who purchased it in France. Peter Seferian, who owned a foreign car repair facility in Brighton, Massachusetts, personally restored the car between 1958 and 1962.

After Seferians passing, his widow sold it to David Carroll in Lexington, Massachusetts who had it re-restored to the original specs by Donald Koleman of Competition Motors. The restoration began in 1997 and lasted until 2005. This car is 90% original and all previous ownership is fully documented.

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2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction

Lot was not sold

2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,900,000-USD $2,400,000 
Lot was not sold

Recent Sales of the Bugatti Type 35A

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)

Bugatti Type 35As That Failed To Sell At Auction

1925 Bugatti Type 35A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix46312022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix46312019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona $1,900,000$2,400,000

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1925 Bugatti Type 35A vehicle information
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Chassis #: 4631
Engine #: 93A
Build #: 93