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The Type 75 You-You Boat was designed by Ettore Bugatti and built in his Maisons-Laffitte shipyard after WWII, but production soon ended with his death in 1947. It is believed that fewer than 30 examples were built, all in incomplete form, but only a small percentage of these still exist. The only You-You that is known to have had an engine fitted, a cutaway version of the boat intended for promotion, is now held in the ex-Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse, France. Designed in three different lengths, all Bugatti You-You Boats feature a distinctive backbone structure, bench seating, and elegant copper-riveted planking.

Among the few surviving examples of this rare breed, the 3.3-meter Bugatti You-You Boat offered here is stamped with serial no. 121 (numbering started at 101). Restored under the Mullin Collection’s ownership, this remarkable You-You Boat was displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s exhibit, The Art of Bugatti.

*Please note that all of the Lots in this Auction have been in long-term static storage at the Mullin Automotive Museum and may not be currently operational. They will require mechanical attention and in some cases significant restoration prior to any road use.

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