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Bugatti Type 35 by ACA, 1975

Art Collection Auto, Vichy, France

A superb 1:8 scale model of the Bugatti Type 35 - winner of the 1924 Grand Prix of Lyons - a finely detailed all-metal enthusiast’s model, circa 1975, in excellent condition complete with original display case with Plexiglas cover (not shown) with bronze plaque and rare, original large-format photographic dossier.

Length: 47 cm

Art Collection Auto (ACA) was established in 1974 by JeanPiere Fontauelle and its first model, the Type 35 Bugatti was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March 1975. Described by Roland Bugatti himself as a ‘tour de force’ of model-making, the Type 35 was launched at the scarcely believable price of £1,500 - at a time when a Ferrari 250GT California Spider SWB sold for only £3,800 at auction!

Unsurprisingly few were sold. ACA launched a second model the following year (an 8-litre Bentley), but the firm closed soon afterwards.

Price Code: £££

Reference: 6433

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