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Lot 139: 1928/2012 Bugatti Type 35B Recreation by Pur Sang

Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss Auctioneers

December 29, 2021
Gstaad, Switzerland

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The Bugatti type 35 is not only one of the most beautiful race cars ever, but, with over 1’000 (!) race wins to its credit, it's also one of the most successful. It's not surprising, that such a legendary car, of which original examples now trade in high 7-digit prices, are frequently copied, albeit with sometimes rather mixed results. To call an 35B manufactured by Pur Sang in Argentina a replica borders on insult! These cars are by all means a 1:1 hommage to the Bugatti race cars built in Molsheim nearly a hundred years ago. The 2.3 litre 8-cylinder inline engine with its overhead camshaft and compressor is recreated with absolute accuracy. The casings for the engine, gearbox and rear axle are precision cast or forged to the original specifications and with the same materials as used originally. The large drum brakes are also manufactured in house and a large number of parts from Pur Sang are used in restoring and racing original cars. Such is the level of authentic accuracy. The chassis is in fact an exact copy of an original and the coachwork is formed by hand in aluminium of course. The cars are even recognised by the British Bugatti Owners Club and given BC Chassis numbers. Even the dashboard with its engine turned finish and the centrally mounted Magneto and all levers and buttons is an exact copy of a 1928 original. Since these cars are very difficult to distinguish from a genuine example, and to protect the irreplaceable piece of automotive art, owners of original T35’s frequently use Pure Sang 35’s as identical twins in historic racing. The car we have on offer was built in 2012 and in February 2013 imported by a Swiss collector. It has never been registered but driven occasionally on dealer plates. Most of the time it was just sitting in the owner’s garage. Correspondingly the 35B is in very good condition and for a moderate price would make a wonderful addition to an enthusiast's collection. The car is sold with Swiss customs documents but without a Swiss registration.
Deutsch: Der Bugatti Type 35 ist einer der erfolgreichsten Rennwagen der Automobilgeschichte. Dem legendären Status und der damit einhergehenden Fahrzeugpreise entsprechend, wurden – viele nicht sonderlich gut getroffene - Replicas dieses Roadsters gebaut. Einen Type 35B des argentinischen Herstellers Pur Sang als Replica zu bezeichnen dürfte einer Beleidigung gleichkommen – diese Fahrzeuge sind vielmehr eine 1:1 Hommage an die Boliden aus Molsheim. Der 2.3-Liter 8-Zylinder Reihenmotor mit obenliegender Nockenwelle und Kompressor wird absolut originalgetreu neu gebaut – hierzu werden eigens neue Gehäuse gegossen und in Handarbeit aufgebaut. Die grossen Trommelbremsen werden ebenfalls selbst angefertigt und dienen heute so manchem originalen Type 35 als Ersatzteil. Das Chassis ist eine exakte Kopie des Originales und die Karosserie wird in Handarbeit aus Aluminium angefertigt. Selbst das Armaturenbrett entspricht mit Zapfenschliff, dem mittig montierten Zündmagneten und sämtlichen Hebeln und Knöpfen dem Original von 1928. Da kaum vom Original zu unterscheiden, werden solche Fahrzeuge nicht selten von Besitzern originaler 35B als "Zwillingswagen" im historischen Rennsport eingesetzt. Dieser Pur Sang wurde 2012 gebaut und als Neufahrzeug im Februar 2013 von einem Sammler in die Schweiz importiert. Nie zugelassen, wurde der Bugatti nur gelegentlich mit Händlerschildern bewegt und verbrachte die meiste Zeit in der Garage des Besitzers. Entsprechend befindet sich der 35B in sehr gutem Zustand und könnte für einen moderaten Preis die Sammlung eines Liebhabers ergänzen. Das Fahrzeug wird mit Schweizer Verzollung jedoch ohne Schweizer Strassenzulassung verkauft.
Français: La Bugatti type 35 n'est pas seulement l'une des plus belles voitures de course de tous les temps, mais, avec plus de 1'000 (!) victoires en course à son actif, elle est aussi l'une des plus performantes. Il n'est pas surprenant qu'une voiture aussi légendaire, dont les exemplaires originaux se négocient aujourd'hui à des prix élevés à sept chiffres, soit fréquemment copiée, bien qu'avec des résultats parfois assez mitigés. Qualifier de réplique une 35B fabriquée par Pur Sang en Argentine frise l'insulte! Ces voitures sont en effet un hommage à l'échelle 1/1 aux voitures de course Bugatti construites à Molsheim il y a près de cent ans. Le moteur 8 cylindres en ligne de 2.3 litres avec son arbre à cames en tête et son compresseur est recréé avec une précision absolue. Les carters du moteur, de la boîte de vitesses et de l'essieu arrière sont moulés ou forgés avec précision selon les spécifications d'origine et avec les mêmes matériaux que ceux utilisés à l'origine. Les gros freins à tambour sont également fabriqués en interne et un grand nombre de pièces de Pur Sang sont utilisées pour la restauration et la course de voitures originales. Le niveau d'exactitude de l'authenticité est tel. Le châssis est en fait une copie exacte d'un original et la carrosserie est formée à la main en aluminium bien sûr. Les voitures sont même reconnues par le British Bugatti Owners Club et reçoivent des numéros de châssis BC. Même le tableau de bord avec son décor bouchonné, la magnéto d'allumage centrale et tous les leviers et boutons sont une copie exacte d'un original de 1928. Comme il est très difficile de distinguer ces voitures d'un exemplaire authentique, et pour protéger cette pièce d'art automobile irremplaçable, les propriétaires d'une T35 d'origine utilisent souvent des Pure Sang 35 comme jumeaux identiques dans les courses historiques. La voiture que nous proposons a été construite en 2012 et importée en février 2013 par un collectionneur suisse. Elle n'a jamais été immatriculée mais conduite occasionnellement sur des plaques de concessionnaire. La plupart du temps, elle est restée dans le garage du propriétaire. En conséquence, la 35B est en très bon état et pour un prix modéré, elle ferait un merveilleux ajout à la collection d'un passionné. La voiture est vendue avec les documents douaniers suisses mais sans immatriculation suisse.

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Toffen/Gstaad December 29th 2021

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· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Friday, December 31st 2021 at noon.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15,00 plus VAT per day and item (starting from January 6th, 2022).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed. The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.