Bugatti Type 35 Set for Auction at Bonhams


1924 Bugatti Type 35

1924 Bugatti Type 35

Each summer for one week in August, the Monterey Bay peninsula offers the perfect backdrop to the Monterey Car Week. This year’s dates are August 12-18, so start making your plans for Monterey, California. The crown jewel of Monterey Car Week is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. The lush golf course setting of the Quail Lodge and Golf Club will play host to some of the finest vintage sporting automobiles seen during this spectacular auto week. In conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Bonhams will hold their 16th annual motorcar auction. The Bonhams 16th annual Quail Lodge Auction is scheduled for Friday, August 16. Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, is pleased to announce that the prototype and Bugatti Works entry at the 1924 Grand Prix de Lyon, the 1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, will be a highlight at this year’s Quail Lodge sale. Introduced at the 1924 French Grand Prix held in Lyon, France on August 3, 1924, the Bugatti Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. The Type 35 dominated Grand Prix racing and set records of more than 1,000 victories with a reported 14 per week during its height.

To share in the rich history of the Bugatti Type 35 race car, the CMC Models 1:18 scale replica offers an exceptional model hand assembled from more than 926 parts. Its many  features include real leather seats, glass faced gauges, rubber tires, authentic paint scheme, and is complete with fully wired and plumbed engine. This 1924 Bugatti Type 35 replica also showcases the front wheel suspension, standard of Bugatti in its day, and gives the model a slanting position stance with positive wheel-camber. Those looking to own a piece of the Bugatti Type 35 history should check out this exceptional car replica at www.magellanmodels.com.

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