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Exceptional barnfind Bugatti Brescia heads to auction

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Bugatti Brescia châssis 2628, circa 1925. (estimate : $170,000 - $280,000 USD)

Bugatti Brescia châssis 2628, circa 1925. (estimate : $170,000 - $280,000 USD)

PARIS – The collectors’ car department at Artcurial will present their most recent discovery – a Bugatti Brescia chassis 2628 circa 1925 – at the 8th edition of the "Automobiles sur les Champs" sale. This outstanding and extremely rare automobile, owned by Bugatti enthusiast Bernard Terrillon, is one of just 12 surviving examples of the model. The "Pur-Sang" has been in the hands of the same owner since 1953, and has not moved for some 40 years.

Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars said: "After the discovery of the Baillon Collection, how wonderful to find a Bugatti Brescia, in its rarest and most highly sought-after form, in barnfind condition! The family kept no less than four Bugatti at the property. The other three were sold at the end of the 1970s, and this is the last one. We will present it in our next sale, Automobiles sur les Champs VIII, on 22 June."

The original body by Maron, Pot et Cie from Levallois-Perret sits on the short wheelbase chassis (2m), fitted with a dual-ignition engine. The elegance and originality of this car attracts great interest from enthusiasts. This will be a unique opportunity to acquire a completely original example of a legendary model, that has not been restored or modified in any way.

This rare machine is estimated to fetch 150 000 – 250 000 € / 170 000 $ - 280 000 $, and will be offered with no reserve.

Sale date:

Monday 22 June 2015 at 18.00
Théâtre du Rond-Point
2bis avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris

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