Bugatti trio leads “Passion of a Lifetime” auction

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1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports Gooding & Company

Three multi-million-dollar Bugattis are the stars of the Gooding & Company “Passion of a Lifetime” auction to be held at London’s Hampton Court Concours of Elegance in September.

Headlining the auction is a 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports, previously owned by King Leopold III of Belgium, which is estimated to fetch in excess of $13 million dollars. Its stablemates are a 1937 Type 59S Atalante ($9 million) and a 1928 Type 35C Grand Prix which is expected to fetch $4M.

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1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Gooding & Company
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1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix Gooding & Company

Three Aston Martins should run the Bugattis close on price. A 1961 DB4 GT Zagato is predicted to achieve $7-$12 million, a 1955 DB3S $4M–$5M, and a 1935 Ulster $2M-$2.9M.

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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Gooding & Company

Other highlights of the sale will include a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale (up to $2.6M) and a 1919 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Ghost Alpine Eagle Tourer, anticipated to get close to $1.8M.

In all just 15 cars are featured in the auction, which will be held live during the Concours on 5 September. The event will be one of the first in the U.K. that classic car aficionados can attend in person since the coronavirus restrictions. It will also be broadcast on YouTube, for those of you watching at home.

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