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1931 Bugatti Type 49 Cabriolet

  • Chassis Number: 49427
  • Engine Number: L327
The Bugatti Type 49 was an enclosed touring car similar to the earlier Type 44. Produced from 1930 through 1934, about 470 examples were manufactured. The Type 49 was the last of the early eight-cylinder Bugatti line, which began with the Type 30, though its gearbox would later be reused on the Type 55. The Type 49 featured a straight-eight engine of 3.3-liters displacement. Bore and stroke were 72mm by 100mm, and three valves per cylinder were used with a single overhead camshaft. This example was re-bodied by Beutler and Co., of Thun, Switzerland, in 1947. It was imported into the United States in 1958 and wound up in Michigan in the mid-eighties. The current owner purchased it in October of 2006 and restored it in his shop.

In 2010, this Bugatti was brought to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction, where it was estimated to sell for $275,000 - $325,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $264,000, inclusive of the buyer's premium.

2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $264,000

1931 Bugatti Type 49 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bugatti Type 49

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 BUGATTI TYPE 49 BERLINE Coachwork by Gangloff
Chassis#: 49377
Sold for USD$390,000
  2024 Gooding : Amelia Island
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1931 BUGATTI TYPE 49 COUPE DE VILLE
Chassis#: 441141
Sold for USD$281,165
  2018 Coys - Thoroughbred Vintage Fontwell House
 
1931 Bugatti Type 49 Grand Sport
Chassis#: 49119
Sold for USD$962,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1931 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster by Gangloff
Chassis#: 49431
Sold for USD$852,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1931 Bugatti Type 49 Saloon
Chassis#: 49294
Sold for USD$175,812
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1931 Bugatti Type 49 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$264,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
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Bugatti Type 49s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1931 Bugatti Type 49's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 BUGATTI TYPE 49 OPEN TOURERBC1492021 Bonhams : Goodwood Festival of Speed $200,000$250,000

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1931 Bugatti Type 49

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1931 Bugatti Type 49 vehicle information
Saloon
Coachwork: Gangloff
Chassis #: 49377
Engine #: 305
1931 Bugatti Type 49 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 49427
Engine #: L327

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