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Rare Bugatti Brescia could make £180,000 at auction

Published 18 May 2015

A rare Bugatti Brescia could make up to £180,000 when it goes under the hammer.

The car, chassis 2628 from circa 1925, will be offered for sale at Artcurial’s Automobiles sur les Champs sale on 22 June.

Owned by Bugatti enthusiast Bernard Terrillon, the Brescia is one of just 12 surviving examples of the model.

Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars said it was wonderful to discover a barnfind Bugatti Brescia.

Bugatti Brescia , Châssis 2628 - © Artcurial (4)

Lamoure said, ‘The family kept no less than four Bugatti at the property. The other three were sold at the end of the 1970s, and this is the last one.’

The original body by Maron, Pot et Cie from Levallois-Perret sits on the short wheelbase chassis (two metres), fitted with a dual-ignition engine.

Offered with no reserve, it is estimated to sell for between £110,000 and £180,000.

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