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Bugatti Type 35A #4801 registered YH 8578... one Bugaires car !


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#1 Bugatti bourgogne

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Posted 18 September 2002 - 22:42

Dear All,

I'm looking for pictures in racing and history about this car....


here below the list of owner that I know !

Delivered in september 1926, to ‘Sorel’ in london !
The 14th June 1927, the car is road registered YH 8578 in england,


De Ferranti ‘Gentleman Driver' seems to be the first owner who can confirms ?

Then :
- Fuller
- B. Nadin
- Worthington
- John Ching (till 1947)
- Barrat, D. and Munns,(1947….1954…. ?)
- D. Hatton
- K.B Eckerseley
- N. Garraway Smith,(…1962…1968…1973….?)
- D. Margulies
- T.J. Cardy, . (1977….?)

I know that the car was the 2 liters from the bugaires team............ who knows ?

Then I know what happened to this car .........



regards,

thanks in advance for your help !

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 05:13

The wording in the early Bugatti books is confusing: I think Worthington, Nadin and Fuller may have owned the car before de Ferranti, who ran it with a supercharged engine (ie, as a 35C).
Terry Cardy still owned it in 1980, but by 1988 it was in the hands of H Taylor in Gloucestershire
Nothing further known

#3 Bugatti bourgogne

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 08:08

Sometimes the life is surprising.............

I got via standart mail this morning a letter from the son of De Ferranti..who is always a Bugatti enthusiast.......

He had a picture of 4801....; at the back it was written by his father :
My first Bugatti
1926-7? bought 2nd hand
sold to Philip Worthington

So it reveals that De Ferranti was the second hand, and Worthington the 3rd....

Then who is the first ?

and what about nadin and fuller... (these names appear in the bugatti book).....


David: what is the story with the supercharger ???




regards from france,


PS: do you know how to put a picture on the message ?

#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 08:33

You do know, don't you, that Colonel Sorel was head of the British Bugatti distributors? Therefore he was not an individual first owner. Rather like Ferraris being listed as being first supplied to Hoare UK - which would indicate Colonel Ronnie Hoare of Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, bound for a customer - or Chinetti USA - bound via Luigi Chinetti to a first-time American (or Mexican) customer...

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#5 IanDalziel

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 09:12

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bugatti bourgogne


So it reveals that De Ferranti was the second hand, and Worthington the 3rd....

Then who is the first ?
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"Second hand" isn't actually an ordinal in English - it just means pre-owned. Doesn't give you a clue to the number of previous owners, I'm afraid.

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#6 Bugatti bourgogne

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 10:42

Thanks Ian..........so who knows the list of owners ?