For Sale: 1926 Bugatti Type 40 in Basel, Switzerland

Vehicle Description

Chassis Number: 40237 Engine Number: 124

Imported into Switzerland (Basel) in 1926 as a rolling chassis, this wonderful Bugatti T40 sports unique coachwork believed to be Swiss. It is matching numbers and has a well - known history.  The current owner bought the car in 1993. Before the current owner the car was part of the Walter Grell Sen. car collection (located in Switzerland) for several decades (1960 to 1993).

With the help and support of renowned Bugatti specialists a fully documented restoration was completed in 2000. Since then, this little beauty has served its owner well as an enjoyable driver for over 20 years.  This unique Bugatti has been featured in several magazine articles like the Swiss vintage car magazine Swiss Classics. It is even pictured on the front page of the book Bugatti Type 40“written by Barry Price and Jean Louis Arbey.

Highlights of 40237 besides its art deco body: 

All relevant documents confirm that the chassis number is 40237 and the engine number 124.

The number 124 appears on all the relevant vehicle components, such as engine sump, gearbox, chassis and front axle. 

Most of the former owners of the car are known and the registration plates follow this ownership.

Documents with the car include the full restoration, registration of the car in the archives of Hugh Conway, The Bugatti Owners Club England (BOC) and the Swiss Bugatti Register published by the brand specialist Hans Matti. Customs and importation documents

Period photographs from previous owners as well as a picture of Bugatti 40237 in front of the Bugatti residence in Molsheim, France.

The car will probably require some maintenance and adjustment in order to pass a regular homologation process and this has been taken into consideration with the asking price of 340,000.00 euro. Located in Switzerland.

This car is being represented by Kelly Dietrick, Exceptional Car Broker specializing in exceptional cars from exceptional collectors all over the world.  Steam to Sportscars. Pre War/Post War, Race, Rally and Tour.  I do not maintain a website but if you would like to see the cars I represent before they are advertised please send an email to sign up for my bimonthly newsletter.

Vehicle Details

  • 1926 Bugatti Type 40
  • Listing ID:CC-1551627
  • Price:$385,000
  • Location:Basel, Switzerland
  • Year:1926
  • Make:Bugatti
  • Model:Type 40
  • Odometer:0
  • Title Status:Clear

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Kelly Dietrick Exceptional Car Broker
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Media, PA 19063
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