Classic #GP Car for Sale – 1928 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix
The 1928 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix car is being offered for Auction at the RM Auctions in Amellia Island on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
From the Auction lot for this Classic Grand Prix Car for sale:
90 bhp, 1,496 cc supercharged inline four-cylinder engine with single Zenith carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear suspension, and four-wheel cable-operated drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.
A superb and highly original example of one of Bugatti’s most successful and recognizable Grand Prix cars
Recently prepped for vintage rallying and racing
Documented by noted Bugatti historian David Sewell
The example presented here, chassis 37343, was first delivered new to Belgium in June 1928, according to Bugatti factory records that were cited by Bugatti historian David Sewell. Pre-war history on the car was not documented, but Sewell sites that it was sold by Dr. Suzanne Lentz, of Luxembourg, to Jean Timmermans, of Limburg, Holland, in June 1961, who registered the car with number L 14351. In 1964, the car was restored under the ownership of Tim Honig, living in Amsterdam, before it was exported to the United States. The car passed through two subsequent owners before being purchased by Gordon Barrett, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who displayed the car in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. According to David Sewell, by this time, the original engine had been replaced with the engine from chassis 37319, another original 37A engine, wearing number 218CP, and a supercharger from chassis 37318. The transmission was also found to not be original to the car, but it was of the correct type for a Type 37A.
The supercharged Type 37A accounted for 67 of the Type 37’s production slots. Engine output was up to 60–67 kW (80–90 bhp). It also had larger shrouded brake drums.
Jay Leno’s owns a Type 37A which was raced by Pre-war racing legend Pierre Veyron – You can see a video and read about it on Jay Leno’s Garage Site.
PRICE: Auction Estimate: $900,000 – $1,300,000
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