A classic car worth as much as £600,000 will be going under the hammer at one of the most well-known sales in the British auction calendar.
A 1926 Bugatti Type 37 will be up for grabs at the Coys auctions at Blenheim Palace and is estimated to fetch between £400,000 to £600,000 when it is auctioned on July 15.
The Bugatti on offer at Blenheim Palace on July 15 is estimated at £400,000 to £600,000.
It was originally sold to Malcolm Campbell, who held world speed records on land and water, before it was sold to W. B. Scott, who raced it at Brooklands in 1927.
Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys said: “This year we return to the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill with an important selection of classic and sport cars, including this well-known Type 37 Bugatti, one of the most iconic cars of the last century and a unique opportunity for the serious collector.”
The car changed hands a few times over the years and the current owner has had it since 1997.
The Type 37 underwent a six-year restoration from 2002 to 2008, but still has its original chassis, gearbox, and both front and rear axles.
Down the road at Fontwell House in the heart of the Sussex Downs, a 575MM Ferrari will be up for auction on June 29, just a few miles away from the action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Having been built in June 2002, the car was kept in storage to be used for marketing and promotional purposes for six years.
It was sold in 2008, to a VIP client.
The luxury car is estimated at £150,000 to £200,000.
Mr Routledge added said: “Just miles away from the action at the Festival of Speed, enthusiasts and collectors will find at Fontwell House a fabulous selection of classic, sports and racing cars, including this pre-production Ferrari 575MM.”