This early Bugatti Type 35B, Chassis no. 4888 that has been in present, private ownership for 47 years in our upcoming Monaco Sale taking place on 13 May 2022 with an estimate of €2,000,000 – €3,000,000.
It is the 2.3-litre Type 35B chassis number 4888 with engine number ‘127’, which was modified at the factory on 15th April 1927 with a supercharger added, “pistons 26mm, assembled like engine N° 114”.
This is a highly original example with matching numbers and was delivered new to the Netherlands. It has an excellent and known ownership and has been in present ownership since 1975. This is a rare and original model and by chance, the car’s three first pre-war owners were not professional racing drivers so it had not been destroyed by intensive use before it came to the UK in 1938.
The Bugatti factory only made around 45 Type 35Bs, the first being ‘4814’/engine ‘94T’ for Herman Kracht in time for Klausen in August 1926 and the last one being ‘4963’/engine ‘214T’ in the autumn of 1930. With most of the remaining original Type 35Bs in museums or prominent private collections, ‘4888’ represents a unique opportunity to own one of the best examples of this iconic Grand Prix Bugatti. Find out more
Bonhams Unveils 1970 Le Mans Film Set Jaguar E-Type to be Offered in May’s Monaco Sale
An American-spec Jaguar E-Type Series II, delivered new to the SOLAR Movie Productions set of the iconic film Le Mans, will be unveiled in Paris, at the preview for the Bonhams Grandes Marques à Paris Sale on 3 February. The car is to be offered in the Bonhams Monaco Sale, during the 2022 Monaco Historic Grand Prix, on 13 May.
The now Swiss-registered 1970 4.2 litre roadster will be offered with its original period UK registration number plates, carrying an estimate of €250,000 – 350,000 at No Reserve. The left-hand drive unrestored US-specification car has also retained its original silver over black colour scheme. Find out more