Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Tel: +49 (0) 201 5233 1011/1012 Fax: +49 (0) 201 5233 1251
2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
As a young man Bugatti had been preparing for a career in fine art when he realised that his younger brother had far more talent than he and so he switched to engineering. The artist in him was never far beneath the surface, however, and all his designs are marked by harmony and balance. Nowhere is that better demonstrated than in his cars of the middle 1920s and in particular the Type 35 and Type 43. The two designs complemented each other: the eight cylinder Type 35 was a no-compromise racing car, while the Type 43 was an exceptional ‘Gran Turismo‘.
In 1926, while the supercharged 2.3 litre engine was being developed for the Type