‘Most Beautiful Racing Car Of All Time’, A Bugatti Type 35B, To Sell At Bonhams Goodwood Sale

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LONDON.- An exceptionally well-known, competition-winning 1925 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix two-seater, which was owned by former director of the Bugatti Owners’ Club and past editor of Bugantics magazine, Jack Perkins, is to be sold by Bonhams, as part of its annual sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 1 July 2011. It has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £400,000 – 500,000. Bugatti aficionado, Jack Perkins, who died in August 1992, discovered this car in 1950 at an aerodrome in Nottinghamshire, where it was being driven around for fun by the ground staff. Having snapped it up for £60, he set about building the fastest possible Type 35B. The result, which featured a methanol burning engine and a streamlined single-seater body, made its debut at Prescott, the home of the Bugatti’s Club, on 19 May 1954, setting a best time of 52.15 seconds. Perkins continued to campaign this car until his last meeting in 1988 when, aged