Sports & Classics of Monterey 12 – 14th August: RM Auctions Part 3

Lot No. 343: 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Works Grand Prix Racing Car

Estimate: $3,500,000-$4,500,000 US

Bugatti Type 51 works racing car from new
– One of the finest surviving Type 51s
– Recent research by world renowned Bugatti experts reveals extraordinary additional history
– Grand Prix winner, owned by Jean-Pierre Wimille, contested 17 European Grands Prix
– The only Type 51 to race in the U.S. in the 1930s, Vanderbilt Cup racer in 1936, ARCA USA Grand Prix entry in 1935 and 1940
– Original bodywork, engine, gearbox and back axle

Lot No. 255: 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster

Estimate:$1,200,000-$1,500,000 US

– Ex-Shelby Team car, s/n CSX 2557
– Unblemished history, documented in SAAC World Registry
– One of only six USRRC cars built
– Cut-back door and one of two with dual side-pipes on each side
– One of the most original and unmolested of all the famed Shelby Cobra 289 race cars

Monterey is holding a Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours during this week as well.

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