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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1989 Bugatti Type 55

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For Sale a Very Rare 1989 Bugatti De La Chapelle Type 55 Left Hand Drive. This was the only sanctioned replica of the Type 55 Bugatti by the Bugatti family. Built in Lyon France fewer than 88 where built so extremely rare. Each car was given a number, mine is number 53. Each car was made to the buyers specifcation, my car was a very high specification. The cost of the basic car was approx $75,000 in 1988 with the few options adding anoter $30,000..Plus. The car is powered by BMW engine the choice was a 2.0i 6 cylinder 2.5i 6 cylinder or 2.7i engine these could be tuned by Alpina or Hartge at a cost. My car has the top of the range 2.7i tuned by Alpina. with a manual BMW gearbox and BMW differential.

Each car was hand made to the owners specification, which could take up to 6 months to build. Mine is Black and Silver with grey leather. The leather was hand-sewn coloured to owners order, the dash is Walnut with classical instruments. The wheels are Bugatti “Grand Prix” cast aluminium with central hub nut. The steering wheel is varnished Walnut with hand polished aluminium spokes.

My car has the optional hardtop which is painted black, together with a black soft top and tonneau cover. I have just renewed the side screens in black with new side windows, old windows had gone milky. Comes with original tool kit with parts for the soft top and hardtop. Optional Air Conditionning is fitted, and the optional luggage rack is fitted. Car also was fitted with wider wheels/tyres for Europe/Amercan use.

The Bugatti has only covered less than 9,000Km approx less than 5,000 miles…. must be one of the lowest mileage De La Chapelle’s left. I have seen a couple of others in Europe but with more mileage and more money. Car is spotless underneath never driven in bad weather always garaged. I have the original sales brochure and price list together with original owners manual and wallet.

De La Chapelle also made childrens cars which are highly prized and sell for between $15,000 to $50,000!!!

Much admired wherever driven would be an asset to any classic car collection. car is very original no accident damage ready to be used. car is of an age that can be imported to the USA with no problems. 28 years old. Shipping can be arranged to any port and included in the price is delivery to the docks, loading and all paperwork in the UK. And an allowence towards container cost.

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Bishops Stortford,
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