1921 Peugeot 163

Bugatti Type 17

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1921
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Wood/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

This strange and unusual vehicle is a lovingly built, detailed replica of the Bugatti Type 17, of which only one example exists today and which can be seen in the world famous Schlumpf collection in Molsheim, France. A passionate collector of French pre-war motor cars and motor cycles, the vendor obviously acknowledged that he would never be able to buy the original, so instead he endeavoured to build his own using the chassis and mechanical components of a 1921 Peugeot. He personally made several trips to France to see the original and acquired, after months of research and help from the Bugatti Trust in Great Britain, enough confidence and expertise to embark on the realisation of a dream.

The result can only be described as stunning, and this charming little car is a true testament