This Rare Bugatti Could Fetch $14 Million At Auction

It was ordered by none other than Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild.

By Terry Christodoulou 14/02/2020

A record-breaking Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster is set to go under the hammer at the upcoming Amelia Island Auction held on March 5 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Florida.

A dozen cars from the estate of Dean S. Edmonds Jr, a physics professor and passionate car collector, have joined the upcoming auction with the Bugatti roadster, a 1931 supercharged model that was sold new to the future Baron Rothschild, the clear stand-out.

The car has been in Edmonds’ collection since he acquired it for a then-world record for a Bugatti, US$440,000 in 1985 and has since kept it in pristine condition, winning 1st class at Pebble Beach and competing the Mille Miglia. At its upcoming auction, the car is expected to fetch as much as $9.7-$14 million.

Bugatti aside the Edmonds estate will also offer a 1931 Invicta 4.5 litre S-Type Low Chassis Tourer and an extremely rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series GT. The latter is one of only seven surviving factory-spec left-hand-drive examples and is a hallmark of the storied British marque with pricing around $1.3-$1.6 million.

“Bonhams is delighted to present these dozen exceptional automobiles from this discreet collection,” says Rupert Banner, Bonhams VP of Motoring. “Many of them are genuine icons of their eras and the ex-Rothschild Bugatti Type 55 particularly represents a truly generational opportunity for collectors.”

Edmond’s was also an avid Jaguar fan with four Jaguar’s being represented at the sale including a 1967 Jaguar XKE 4.2-litre roadster, a 1953 Mark VII Sedan and an XK120 Roadster and Mark IV Drophead Coupe.

The 12 cars from the Edmonds Collection will join the dune buggy and Rolls-Royce that Steve McQueen drove in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, (yes now you too can be that cool) alongside what is a treasure trove of Jaguar’s, Ferrari’s and more set to go to auction in early March.

For the full catalogue: bonhams.com

 

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

EVs Are The Future, But Are They Really That Eco-Friendly?

It’s not easy being green, but the EV industry is addressing sustainability issues to further clean up processes.

By Jason H. Harper

25/10/2021

Inside The 7-Year Quest to Build The World’s Largest Sailboat

Dream Symphony may be the most amazing boat we’ll never see.

By Julia Zaltzman

25/10/2021

Robb Review: Bentley Continental GT Speed

The 2022 model is an amplification of the well-honed grand-touring formula.

By Basem Wasef

25/10/2021

Robb Review: Genesis GV80

Can a well-appointed Korean SUV make us believe in the concept of ‘affordable luxury’?

By Robb Report Staff

22/10/2021

Rolls-Royce Just Flew A Boeing 747 Jumbo Using 100% Sustainable Fuel

The 747’s Trent 1000 turbofan engine ran solely on unblended biofuel that reduces carbon emissions by 80%.

By Rachel Cormack

22/10/2021

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected