Leading the field of early consignments for Worldwide’s annual Scottsdale Auction on Wednesday, January 16th is an exceptional and highly authentic example of Bugatti’s most successful racing model, a rare and impeccably documented 1925 Bugatti Type 35A. With a limited roster of former keepers that includes Louis Hoffman, it was raced in period by Juan Ollivier and Louis Chiron, with competition history through 1942 that included the 1925 & 1926 Provence Grand Prix.
“Documented by the American Bugatti Club and well-known by marque experts this is sure to be one of the most desirable motorcars offered at Scottsdale this year, wholly worthy of its headline status,” said Rod Egan, Principal & Auctioneer. “It presents the serious collector with a matchless and thrilling opportunity to own a remarkably correct pre-war racing icon. Having toured 4,600 miles through Europe in 2017 it is absolutely ‘on the button’ and ready to vintage race, show, tour, and enjoy!”
Among the exciting no reserve consignments slated for the sale is an iconic, FIVA Preservation Award winning 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, an exceptionally original example that retains a matching numbers engine and has been toured and enjoyed extensively throughout Europe and proven on multiple editions of the Colorado Grand & Copperstate 1000 rallies. Crossing the block alongside it, without reserve, is an event-ready and well-documented 1924 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model Tourer, a top-specification example of the first “W.O. Bentley” model with adventurous presence and short chassis & original Vanden Plas body. Also offered at no reserve is an impeccable, early production 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre ‘Series I’ Roadster, with fresh 2018 restoration, a two-car owner from new with original hard-top, presented in Gunmetal Gray with blue interior.
No-reserve offerings further include two fascinating Ford pickups, an exciting “farm-find” 1951 Ford F-1 V-8 Custom Pickup Truck, tastefully customized, powered by an Ardun OHV engine with triple carbs and built to drive and an award- winning 1928 Ford Model A V-8 Roadster Pickup Truck, a cool, all-steel, period-built hot rod from the 1940s, noted hot-rodder Gus Rawlins’ Bonneville push truck and runner.
The Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, at 5pm, the first of the catalogue sales in Arizona. Auction consignments can be previewed daily at 6460 E. McDowell Road in Scottsdale, from Monday, January 13th up until the auction itself, with VIP & Bidder Reception scheduled from 3-5pm on Wednesday 16th.
Full details on bidder registration, admission and schedules are available online at worldwideauctioneers.com or by calling 1.260.925.6789