Bugatti of King Leopold III sold for a record amountSeptember 6, 2020
In London, the Bugatti Type 59 sports car, once owned by the Belgian monarch Leopold III, was bought for a record £ 9.535 million (€ 10.7 million).
At the auction in the English castle Hampton Court, 15 historic vehicles were exhibited. According to the auction house Gooding & Company, the price tag of the sold royal car from 1934 was a new record for Bugatti.
The sold model became the leader among unusual racing cars before World War II. Bugatti turned it into a sports car with a new gearbox, redesigned chassis and bodywork, painted it black and sold it in 1937 to Leopold III, a passionate Bugatti fan. The car passed from hand to hand four times without updates.
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