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  Bugatti Type 55 Figoni Roadster
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1932
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Joseph Figoni
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 01, 2019
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Chassis: 55221
Completed in 1932, this Type 55 was a works entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year with Louis Chiron and Count Guy Bouriat-Quintart behind the wheel. To meet the regulations, it was fitted with a four-seater tourer body. The Le Mans effort did not last long as the fuel tank split after just three hours. Following the race, it was sold by Count Bouriat to French magazine publisher Jacques Dupuy. He had the car fitted with a unique roadster body designed and built by Figoni. With the new body mounted, the car was raced in the Paris-Nice Rally and was also shown in a pair of Concours d'Elegance where it did well. It survived the War in France and was eventually sold to England in the early in 1960s. In 1963, it joined the stable of noted collector, the late Geoffrey St John. It was restored in 1966 and again some 30 years later after sustaining damage in a road accident. During his 50+ year ownership, St John used the car extensively on both sides of the channel. Following his passing, it was consigned by his estate to the 2020 Bonhams Grand Palais sale.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1932
First owner Count Guy Bouriat-Quintart
Upcoming auction 2020 Bonhams Grand Palais (Estimate on request)

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