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|Bugatti T40 Gangloff Convertible 1927 RHD|
What a delight to be able to buy this ultra charming Bugatti T40 Gangloff Cabriolet (chassis 40488) barnfind after having resided with the last owner for 60 years...!
The now elderly lady in her 80-ies received this Bugatti in 1952 from her father when she was at that time a young lady in her early 20-ies... I obtained very nice black/white photos from that period.
The actual condition of this Bugatti T40 can only be described as being deliciously original! A real artistic sculpture, which somehow could be compared with the wreck of the Bugatti Brescia raised from the bed of Lake Maggiore in 2005, but in this case this lovely Bugatti T40 is 100% complete, undamaged and authentic, absolutely not a wreck!
As you are surely aware of, for all classic cars, but certainly for the famous Bugatti make, originality is becoming more and more important.
The engine, which is matching numbers with the chassis, turns freely.
The elegant Gangloff Convertible body, wood and pannels, is still very strong and sound, leather trim delightfully original and dashboard 100% correct.
In my opinion the best option would be to clean & check the mechanics in detail and make the car run, but leave the body & trim as they are.
At the Techno Classic show in Essen, where I exhibited this Bugatti on my stand, many visitors, including well respected Bugatti connoisseurs, agreed she surely was amongst the stars of the show, if not THE star...
Who wouldn't want such a "piece" in his/her garage... or... why not in your living room?
Sold on the 10.09.2012
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