This comprised a slightly detuned version of the new engine mounted in the concurrent Type 54 Grand Prix car’s heavier chassis but, unlike the Type 43, this new model was invariably a two-seater which was often referred to, quite justifiably, as the Super Sport. Indeed it truly was the ultimate exclusive supercar of the early Thirties.
55214-1932 Bugatti Type 55 ‘Tula Engineering’ Roadster. Originally a Vanvooren Cabriolet for dealer Dominique Lamberjack. It then passed through the collection of H.H. ‘Tom’ Thomas who owned no less than 7 Type 55 Roadsters. At some point the car was disassembled and rebuilt with a Type 44 engine and Type 43 front axle. In the 1980s Tula Engineering rebuilt the car and fabricated a new body and interior around the original frame #31. It retained an original supercharger, bulkhead, gearbox casing, fuel tank and front hood. Story by Christies Inc
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet Vanvooren 55204 – sold for €1,150,000 Exceptional history. Re-built to its original configuration. Winner of the first Lyon-Charbonnières Rally. Chassis 55204 was the first of five chassis of this new model ordered and paid for by Lamberjack between March and November 1932. Competed in the The IXe Rallye des Alpes Françaises in 1946. Was part of the Pierre Bardinon collection. Auction Source: Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars
1932 Bugatti Type 55 55201 – sold for $1,760,000 Original Engine And Chassis One Of The Most Coveted Prewar Sports Cars. Coachwork In The Style Of Jean Bugatti. Peter Williamson’s Favorite Bugatti For Road Use. The First Type 55 Built Fast, Comfortable And Beautiful Road. Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview