This Bugatti Type 44, chassis 44923 was produced in February 1929 with engine #636. It was ordered as a rolling chassis by the Bugatti Agent Colonel Sorel on Brixton Road in London in a batch of four cars on April 10, 1929 for a price of Frs 29.290.- each and delivered on 23 April 1929. As known this was an exceptionally low price; Ettore Bugatti had a high esteem and appreciation for sales to the UK. The 4-seater Open Tourer body was made by Harrington. It was made of fabric covered aluminium; double side mounts and rear trunk, painted maroon with black wings and bonnet.
The car was exported to the USA before 1960 when it came into the hands of William W. Marden jr. In 1960 it was sold to John M. Gill Jr. In 1962 the engine was rebuilt by Basil Scully and in 1964 the car became property of John King. Before 1979 it came back into the ownership of John M. Gill. Gill sold the car to Judge John North who claimed he had always wanted to own the car. This longing lasted only a month or two before it was sold to Ed Hubbard in the UK in 1988, who in turn sold it to P.F. Parkinson in 1989.
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