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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1931 - 1935
Numbers built:Around 15
Introduced at:1931 Paris Motor Show
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 24, 2014
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Chassis 55201 This is the very first Type 55 constructed and as the prototype the only Roadster fitted with louvres on the top of the engine covers. Following its show duties at the Paris Auto Salon in September of 1931, chassis 55201 was sold to its first owner, the Duc de la Tremoille. >>>

Chassis 55211 Fitted with Jean Bugatti designed Super Sport body, this Type 55 was delivered new to Bugatti's British distributor Col. Charles Sorel in London. Chassis 55211 was then acquired by prolific Bugatti racer and Rolls-Royce design engineer Stewart Stuart Tresilian. After the War>>>

Chassis 55213 One of the Type 55s bodied with the Jean Bugatti designed Roadster body, this car served as a works entry in the 1932 Mille Miglia. The only Type 55 ever raced in the Mille Miglia, it was raced by Achile Varzi and Count Luigi Castelbarco. The car ran as high as second behind>>>

Chassis 55220 Through British agent Colonel Sorel, this factory bodied Type 55 was ordered new by Victor Rothschild. Still a physiology student at the time, the future third Baron Rothschild was just 22 years old when he took delivery of chassis 55220. Rothschild's ownership was brief but>>>

Chassis 55231 Like the majority of Type 55s built, this example was built in 1932 and fitted with the Roadster body at the factory. It was delivered new to France and has since passed through the hands of noted collectors like Ralph Lauren and Bill Ainscough. Since 2005, chassis 55231 has>>>

  Article Image gallery (96) Chassis (5) Specifications