This 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster is Salon Privé’s ticket to one of the world’s most prestigious concours events.
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award is an elite concours where the best-in-show winners from across the globe go head-to-head to find the most exceptional classic car of all, and Salon Privé has been invited to join.
Sealing the deal was this Type 55 Jean Bugatti Roadster which scooped ‘Best of Show’ at this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé, but can it add to its trophy cabinet come February?
It will certainly take something very special to beat it as this car, chassis number 55234, is considered by many to be the most original of its kind as it’s the only unrestored example – and it’s done under 50,000 miles.
Of the approximately 16 Type 55 Roadsters built, only five still have their original mechanicals and coachwork, this being one of them.
“It is an honour for us to be invited to join The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best which celebrates the best cars from the best events in the world," said Salon Privé’s Managing Director and Concours Chairman, Andrew Bagley.
“Over the years, we have built up a fantastic following of owners and enthusiasts from around the world who’ve become great friends of the event and this is as much recognition of their support as it is honouring the event itself.
“Salon Privé grows in international stature every year with 17 of the 55 cars entered from abroad this year and in fact, it was an American, Bob Bishop, who won this year’s Best of Show with his beautiful 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. Together with Bob and his Bugatti, we greatly look forward to attending The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Awards Dinner in Paris next February.”