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Editor: Jaap Horst


Volume 2, Issue 1

Bugatti market in 1996

One may think that Bugattis are extremely scarce. A considerable number is offered though on the open market. Of course a number of cars will be sold under hand as well.

As in the first issue of the Bugatti revue, here Bugattis are listed that were offered for sale or have been on auction in 1996. If available asking prices or offered prices are mentioned. All Bugattis are ordered by type.

Collected by Jaap Horst

T13 Brescia Chassis, engine, gearbox, axles, radiator, gas tank, no body.
                           1921      DM 70,000 asked (30,000)

T23
T23
T23 3 Seat Sports Bodywork 1924      40,000 asked

T35/51 engine
T35
T35
T35
T35B 
T35B 
T35B 
T35B Grand Prix          1928
T35B                     1928
T35B                     1928
T35B GP                  1929
T35B GP
T35C
T35C Grand Prix
T35C                     1926
T35C GP Road equipped    1928
T35T
T35T GP

T37
T37
T37 GP                   1930
T37                      1926
T37                                  SFR 201,500 (100,000)
T37                      1928        $165,000 (100,000)
T37A Grand Prix          1926
T37A Hanni (Switzerland) body	     $220,000 (150,000)
T37A (modified)	                     FF 697,246 (90,026)

T38 4-place touring body by Lavocott & Mausauo 1928

T40 Chassis, engine parts, gearbox, axles, radiator, no body. 
                         1927        DM 70,000 asked (30,000)
T40                      1928
T40
T40
T40 Cabriolet            1927        FF 350,000 asked (45,000)
T40 Coupe                            FF 276,685 (35,724)
T40 Grand Sport          1927        57,000 asked
T40 Roadster

T41 Binder Coupe de Ville 1931       $15,000,000 asked, $11,000,000 offered, not sold
T41 Coupe Napoleon Recreation by Tom Wheatcroft 1931 $2,500,000 asked, not sold

T43 Grand Sport	                     FF 1,936,795 (250,071)
T43 Roadster		             FF 1,549,436 (200,057)
T43A

T44
T44
T44                      1932
T44 2seat, Disappearing Top Roadster
T44 cabriolet, four seats 1928
T44 Grand Sport          1929        $95.000 offered, not sold (60,000)
T44 Grand Sport          1929        DM240,000 asked (100,000)
T44 Harrington 2 door faux coupe  1930 75,000 asked
T44 Torpedo Sport        1929        Estimate 45,000-55,000 result: 63225
T44 Short Chassis Competition

T46 cabriolet        	             FF 664,044 (85,739)

T49
T49 Faux Cabriolet       1930

T50
T50 Million Guillet Coupe 1934       $450,000 asked (300,000)
T50 Roadster             1931

T51
T51 GP                   1930
T51 Grand Prix           1931


T52                      1928        $35,000 asked (20,000)

T54

T55 chassis, no body                 DM150.000 asked (60,000)
T55
T55 Roadster
T55 Roadster             1933
T55 Super Sport
T55 Super Sport          1933        $1,150,000 asked (700,000)

T57
T57 Aerolithe (rebody)
T57 Atalante
T57 Atalante             1937
T57 Coach Gangloff                   FF 750,000 (90,000)
T57 Galibier Saloon      1934
T57 Galibier Pillarless Saloon 1933
T57 Galibier             1936
T57 Gangloff four-door Saloon 1938   $300.000 asked (200,000)
T57 Graber Saloon
T57 Stelvio
T57 Stelvio, T101 spec.              150,000 asked
T57 Ventoux              1935        Estimate: 90,000-110,000 Not sold
T57C Atalante                        FF1,660,110 (214,347)
T57C Atalante            1938
T57C Corsica
T57C Corsica
T57C Gangloff Cabriolet
T57C Stelvio by Gangloff 1936        Estimate: 140,000-165,000 Result: 120,000
T57C Gangloff Stelvio    1937        275,000 asked
T57C Stelvio Drophead    1938        Estimate $280,000 - 320,000 (190,000-210,000)

T59

T59/50B
This makes a total of 95!
Some cars may appear here double, if they were offered by different people/garages in the same year. On the other hand I don't pretend the list to be complete. The prices in pound sterling in brackets are rough estimates by me.

Some of the cars were offered last year as well, and probably were not sold due to the falling prices. Although comparison with last year's list does not really show much change, as far it is comparable. However the fact that many of the cars offered on auction, including the Royale, did not get to the estimates speaks for itself.


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