1998 First Registered Bugatti Type 55 new build.

Bugatti Type 55

Year: 1998
Chassis no: BC146
Registration: UC6140
Price: £450,000.00

1998 First Registered Bugatti Type 55 new build.
Chassis number: BC146
Registration number: UC6140

Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this 1998 First Registered Bugatti Type 55 new build for sale. This Bugatti Type 55 was constructed in Argentina with the minutest attention to detail using a combination of original and reproduction parts by South Trading of Argentina in 1993, but not registered there until 2001.  After being imported to Europe, having paid the European taxes, it was TUV matriculated in Munich Germany.  Since then it has been in the very capable hands of the former proprietor of noted classic car experts Hofmann's of Henley.  The Bugatti Type 55 is currently on a UK V5 with an age related plate showing chassis number BC146. The coachwork was built to an exceptionally high standard and includes a full set of carpets, dickie seat and tonneau cover to protect the front seat compartment. All professionally made to the same high standard being in new condition.

Paintwork is in the original red/ black, understood to be similar to the first production car. The whole Bugatti Type 55 is almost completely indistinguishable from an original and including a full roller bearing crankshaft and supercharger.  It was obviously a very expensive project, and their only attempt at that particular model.

The main running gear parts, engine, gearbox steering brakes etc. were made new to the original drawings and made by Bugatti specialists Crosshwaite & Gardner. Being a perfectionist, the current owner removed the engine stripping it down to its individual  components along with the axles and brakes. Having been stripped and minutely checked they now conform to Bugatti specifications with special attention being paid to the engine oil tightness and tuning. The Bugatti Type 55 performs as per a standard original model. The Bugatti Type 55 was recently driven on a tour of Sicily in 2013 and behaved impeccably.

Aside from that, the owner’s heavy involvement with Rolls-Royce has given little opportunity for use and the Bugatti Type 55 has lay idle, being started regularly and given regular five mile runs to keep it in top fettle. It carries a full V5C and all necessary registration documents from the DVLA, together with a period UK number plate and road tools plus some spares.  With original matching number cars fetching millions, this Bugatti Type 55 gives an absolutely authentic look. Much money has been spent in the last eight years to source and manufacture correct components to make the Bugatti Type 55 indistinguishable from an original as it left the factory.

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FULL SCREEN VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS To view the ‘Full Size’ images of this car, simply click the main image to enlarge. To reduce the images size, simply click the image again.

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Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

Paul Fox 07955 588019

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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1998 First Registered Bugatti Type 55 new build.
Chassis number: BC146
Registration number: UC6140

Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this 1998 First Registered Bugatti Type 55 new build for sale. This Bugatti Type 55 was constructed in Argentina with the minutest attention to detail using a combination of original and reproduction parts by South Trading of Argentina in 1993, but not registered there until 2001.  After being imported to Europe, having paid the European taxes, it was TUV matriculated in Munich Germany.  Since then it has been in the very capable hands of the former proprietor of noted classic car experts Hofmann's of Henley.  The Bugatti Type 55 is currently on a UK V5 with an age related plate showing chassis number BC146. The coachwork was built to an exceptionally high standard and includes a full set of carpets, dickie seat and tonneau cover to protect the front seat compartment. All professionally made to the same high standard being in new condition.

Paintwork is in the original red/ black, understood to be similar to the first production car. The whole Bugatti Type 55 is almost completely indistinguishable from an original and including a full roller bearing crankshaft and supercharger.  It was obviously a very expensive project, and their only attempt at that particular model.

The main running gear parts, engine, gearbox steering brakes etc. were made new to the original drawings and made by Bugatti specialists Crosshwaite & Gardner. Being a perfectionist, the current owner removed the engine stripping it down to its individual  components along with the axles and brakes. Having been stripped and minutely checked they now conform to Bugatti specifications with special attention being paid to the engine oil tightness and tuning. The Bugatti Type 55 performs as per a standard original model. The Bugatti Type 55 was recently driven on a tour of Sicily in 2013 and behaved impeccably.

Aside from that, the owner’s heavy involvement with Rolls-Royce has given little opportunity for use and the Bugatti Type 55 has lay idle, being started regularly and given regular five mile runs to keep it in top fettle. It carries a full V5C and all necessary registration documents from the DVLA, together with a period UK number plate and road tools plus some spares.  With original matching number cars fetching millions, this Bugatti Type 55 gives an absolutely authentic look. Much money has been spent in the last eight years to source and manufacture correct components to make the Bugatti Type 55 indistinguishable from an original as it left the factory.

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FULL SCREEN VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS To view the ‘Full Size’ images of this car, simply click the main image to enlarge. To reduce the images size, simply click the image again.

……………………………………..

Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

Paul Fox 07955 588019

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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