1928 Bugatti Type 35B Boattail Speedster / 4938 Vehicle Information

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

1928 Bugatti Type 35B photograph

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Boattail Speedster
Chassis #: 4938
High bid of $160,000 at 2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions. (did not sell)
This 1928 Bugatti Type 35B is a Pur Sang recreation that is identical to the original car. It is finished in blue paintwork with matching black upholstery. It has traveled less than 100 miles in its life with only minor indications of its age. It is equipped with a straight-eight supercharged engine with nine-roller bearings capable of producing 130 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox with four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. In the front are Marchal headlights and comes equipped with a side-mounted spare.

The Type 35B Bugatti's had a very glorious racing career, one that captured 412 racing victories. It was a dominant force in international competition from 1924 through 1929 and one of the most respected vehicles from the Ettore Bugatti legacy.

The Type 35 made its racing debut at the French Grand Prix in 1924. It was able to exceed speeds of 100 mph. With the adoption of the supercharged in 1926, horsepower rose from 90 to 130. Speeds of 120 mph were now able to be obtained for the lightweight and nimble 800kg machine.

This recreation, with chassis number 4938 and should no way be confused with the Molsheim-built Bugatti T35B bearing the same number, was offered for sale at the 2008 Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions. The estimated value was set at $175,000 - $225,000 which was not obtained. Bidding reached $160,000 which was not enough to satisfy the reserve and the car was left unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2008


2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $160,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 BUGATTI TYPE 35 B REPLICA
Sold for USD$4,950
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1928 Bugatti Type 35B Recreation
Chassis#: BC83
Sold for USD$214,500
  2008 RM Auctions - Joe's Garage - The MacPherson Collection
1928 Bugatti Type 35B image  1928 Bugatti Type 35B image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1928 Bugatti Type 35B's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1928 Bugatti Type 35B Replica by Crosthwaite & GardenerBC832019 RM Sothebys : Monterey   
1928 Bugatti Type 35B Re-creation by Pur Sang48782012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars $180,000$240,000
1928 Bugatti Type 35B Supercharged Recreation 2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions$160,000$175,000$225,000
1928 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Racing Two-Seater49142005 Bonhams Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia   

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