Bugatti Type 52 "Baby"

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    342
  • Year of manufacture 
    1926
  • Location

Description

From the Albert Prost collection
Manufactured by the Bugatti factory for use by children of their clients, the small Bugatti "Baby" was a faithful reproduction of the Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix racer, a car which had no equal at that time. Designed for children between 6 to 8 years, the car was driven by an electric motor which allowed for a max speed of about 15-18 km/h.
The one we are offering was purchased by Albert Prost for fun: he already had a Bugatti Grand Prix car and which used to be parked next to this toy!
With restored bodywork and upholstery, this example is in a very nice condition. Straps with leather cover the bonnet, aluminum wheels and the dashboard equipped with gauges and inverter, this 'car' should satisfy both the Bugattiti and a child. And when realize - as stated in the advertising brochure of the time - that "Like all Bugattis, it is indestructible," it would be a shame to miss this opportunity!