To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The
Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.
$200,000 - $250,000
- Acquired new by the Elkhart Collection
- Excellent original condition throughout, with limited signs of
- Fitted with the most desirable upgrades, including
- Equipped with full road equipment
Pur Sang of Argentina builds truly extraordinary copies of vintage
Bugattis and Alfa Romeos, faithfully copying every detail of these
cars with exacting handcraftsmanship and engineering equal to the
originals. Each is carefully factory built, with all components
produced in Pur Sang's own facility, and is designed as not merely
a replica but a literal "new" car that is true to the original in
every important sense. The firm is most famous for their Bugatti
Type 35, which is visually near-identical to, and has the same
performance, exhaust note, and thrilling driving characteristics
as, the original Molsheim-built cars.
The Type 35 offered was acquired new directly by the Elkhart
Collection and was finished to their specification in French Blue.
It has the most desirable upgrades, including a plain-bearing
crankshaft, chosen for easier maintenance and greater reliability;
an improved firing order that allows the car to run more smoothly,
reducing long-term wear; and an electric radiator fan on a
thermostat that comes on automatically, as well as an electric fuel
pump and modern alternator concealed behind the seat. A dry
multi-plate clutch allows for true modern durability without the
additional hassle of the oil-bath clutches of old.
In addition, the Grand Prix was specified with full road equipment,
including cycle fenders, Marchal headlights, Scintilla taillights,
and tiny, very cleverly concealed turn signals, ideal for actual
use on modern roads-something that is undoubtedly every bit as
thrilling as the track, perhaps even more so!
The Pur Sang Bugatti, simply put, offers the best of all possible
worlds-the exact experience of using a great vintage Bugatti, but
with improved durability and ease of maintenance. It is the ideal
example for those who seek to take his or her car out and actually
use it as its designers intended, on road or circuit.To view this
car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit
the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20