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1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport

Chassis no. 40775
Engine no. 656
Coachbuilder Bugatti
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1929
Manufacturing
1929
Plate: 1644WW5
Country: FR
From May 1929
to 20th May 1931
Owner: Ferrari (TN)
Purchase price: 30.420 FF
Note: The chassis no. 40775 with engine no. 612 has been produded in March 1929. It received a usine Grand Sport body and was ordered through the Bugatti agent in Tunis Joly by the Bugatti agent in Algers Henri Sagnier on 15 May 1929. The car had its maiden drive on 15 May to Marseille and from there to Algiers
From 15th May 1929
to 20th May 1931
Plate: 166WW5
Country: FR
From 21st May 1931
to 9th May 1932
Plate: 199AL7
Country: FR
From 21st May 1931
to 9th October 1932
No information available about this EX-1257 owner
From 10th May 1932
to 22nd December 1938
Plate: 8426GA4
Country: FR
From 10th May 1932
to 22nd December 1938
Owner: Henri Walch (FR)
From 23rd December 1938
to 29th May 1953
Owner: Edmond Autran (FR)
From 23rd December 1938
to 29th May 1953
Plate: 4525EG3
Country: FR
From 30th May 1953
to 1956
Plate: 142T65
Country: FR
From 30th May 1953
to 1956
Owner: Jean Perlo (FR)
From 1956
to 1965
Plate: 616BZ47
Country: FR
From 1956
to 1973
No information available about this EX-1261 owner
1958
Bibliography: Eaglesfield Barry, The Bugatti Book , Motor Racing Pubblication Ltd, n.p. 1958
1965
Plate: 815KW71
Country: FR
From 1973
to 2000
Plate: 144W71
Country: FR
1973
Generic fact: Other photos
From 1973
to 23rd November 1993
Owner: S. A. S. Gustav De Croÿ (BE)
Famous owner: S.A.S Gustave de Croÿ, Prince de Croÿ Roeulx and Solre, was born in Roeulx 21 August 1911. He was a member of the Sovereign Order of Malta. He died in Brussels on 23 November 1993
Note: He kept the car in his castle Chateaux De Drée in Curbigny in Saône-et-Loire in France
1990
Generic fact: Other photos
From 1993
to 23rd November 1997
Owner: Michel Faux (FR)
1994
Generic fact: Other photos
From 24th November 1997
to 2005
Owner: Bruno Vendiesse (-)
Purchase price: FF 325.000
24th November 1997
Event: Sotheby's - Important Collectors Vehicles and Automobilia
Locality: Londra (GB)
Note: Royal Airforce Museum, Hendon. Lot 520. Estimate: GBP 35.000 - GBP 45.000. Sold: GBP 33.000.
1998
Plate: 4974SA62
Country: FR
2000
Generic fact: Other photos
December 2000
Plate: ZA689NK
Country: IT
2002
Event: Bugatti Club Italia Meeting
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Driver: Angelo Zorzan (IT)
2005
From 2005
to 2016
Owner: Angelo Zorzan (IT)
2009
Bibliography: Unknown author, Italian Bugatti Register , Bugatti Club Italia, n.p. 2009
From 2016
to currently
Owner: Private collection
1st May 2016
Event: Circuito della Fascia D'Oro
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #40
Category / Group: Coppa Aldo Ragazzoni
Driver: Bruno Marini (IT)
Co-Driver: Andrea Marini (-)
Results / Prizes: 25th OA
From 17th May 2016
to 22nd May 2016
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #58
Driver: Bruno Marini (IT)
Co-Driver: Andrea Marini (-)
Results / Prizes: 28th OA
From 18th May 2017
to 21st May 2017
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #60
Driver: Bruno Marini (IT)
Co-Driver: Gianfranco Fratus (IT)
Results / Prizes: 30th OA
From 16th May 2018
to 19th May 2018
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #68
Category / Group: 1
Driver: Bruno Marini (IT)
Co-Driver: Riccardo Marini (IT)
Results / Prizes: OA / 27th OA
Note: Coeff 1.75 - Penality CO 0 - Penality 1508 - Point 56358 - Gap 17750
November 2018
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2018
From 15th May 2019
to 18th May 2019
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #65
Category / Group: 1
Driver: Bruno Marini (IT)
Co-Driver: Riccardo Marini (IT)
Results / Prizes: OA / 30th OA
Note: Coeff 1.75 - Penality CO 0 - Penality 1163 - Point 57211 - Gap 17541
Unknown
1st and current chassis no. 40775
Unknown
1st and current body
Coachbuilder: Bugatti
Type: Roadster / Spider
Colour: France Blue
Unknown
1st and current engine no. 656
Manufacturer: BUGATTI (-)
Note: Type: 40