Gooding & Company Announces Sale of 1938 Bugatti, Formerly the Property of Ettore Bugatti Offered at No Reserve for Pebble Beach Auctions on August 15 - 16, 2009



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 9 /CNW/ -- Gooding & Company is thrilled to
announce the sale of an important piece of Bugatti history - the 1938 Bugatti
Type 57C Coupe without reserve.

    "This year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will be honoring the
Bugatti marque and Gooding & Company is delighted to offer, at no reserve, one
of the most historically significant Bugattis ever built," said David Gooding,
founder and president of Gooding & Company.

    It is believed that Bugatti factory employees originally assembled this
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe as a gift for Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti.  After
Ettore Bugatti's death in 1947, the car continued to be maintained and stored
at the Bugatti workshop in Molsheim, France, where it received factory
upgrades as developments progressed, making it an unique example.  This car
also possesses other cosmetic one-off features including the appearance of the
famed EB logo engraved on the wheel hubs, mounted on the rear bumper and on
the steering wheel, reinforcing the presence of the legendary Ettore Bugatti.
The car's one-off coachwork is believed to be one of the last designs penned
by Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean Bugatti, before his death.

    Since leaving the Bugatti factory in the late 1950s, Chassis 57335 has
had only a few protective caretakers and, used only sparingly, remains one of
the most correct and original Bugattis in existence.

    The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction preview days will be from
Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 16, 2009.  The Saturday and Sunday
evening auctions will commence at 5:00PM and 6:00PM respectively at the Pebble
Beach Equestrian Center.  Auction catalogs are available for $100 and admit
two to the viewings and the auction.  General admission to the viewing and the
auction can be purchased at the tent for $40 per person.  For more information
www.goodingco.com. +1.310.899.1960
    

    About Gooding & Company
    
    Gooding & Company provides unparalleled service for those in the
collector car market. At its previous four auctions, Gooding & Company sold a
combined total of more than $178+ million in collector automobiles, with 55
vehicles selling for more than $1 million and nine vehicles selling for more
than $3 million.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Dawn Ahrens, dawn@goodingco.com, or Judi
Levine, judi@goodingco.com, both of Gooding & Company, +1-310-899-1960 Web
Site: http://www.goodingco.com

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