This 1926 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Cabriolet was photographed at The Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, Calif.
It was manufactured by Automobiles E. Bugatti of Molsheim, France, with the coach built by Gaston Grummer of Clichy, France.
It boasts an SOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder 40hp engine.
“The Type 23 Bugatti Brescia was an affordable small car from the same builder whose race cars dominated European racing throughout the two decades before World War II,” a Nethercutt display summary states.
“The car is in its original (unrestored) condition and has a fabric body of color-impregnated cloth by Gaston Grummer and Weymann of France. This car was bought from the Paris Show in 1926 by A.P. Giannini ~ founder of the Bank of Italy, which became Bank of America.”
He purchased it for his son Virgil.
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