It’s not everyday that someone holds possession of a highly sought after 80 year old Bugatti Type 51 in their garage. And this case is no different, although, equally as interesting.
What was thought to be an 80 year old Grand-Prix winning Bugatti Type 51 driven by Count Stanislas Czaykowski, turned out to be a somewhat less expensive, yet still highly sought after one of a kind replica of said vehicle found covered in garbage and debris in Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England.
Purchased in 1987 for an undisclosed amount by engineer Alan Riley, he was convinced of the authenticity of the classic racer and provided us with a prime example of a garage queen gone wrong, sitting nearly nine years unmoved, unloved and covered in crap.
Thankfully, some good ‘ol car lovers like ourselves took hold of this one of a kind replica after the owners unfortunate death, shined it up a bit and managed to sell it for an impressive £270,000 ($435,000) at auction. Live on you beautiful piece of machinery, live on.
Source/Photo Credit: Daily Times